St Emlyn’s

We are a team of emergency medicine and critical care specialists  working to improve the education of clinicians and the care of patients.

The four pillars of learning are evidence based medicine, clinical excellence, personal development and the philosophical overview of emergency care. We have a strong academic faculty and reputation for high quality education presented through multimedia platforms and articles.

St Emlyn’s is a name given to a fictionalised emergency care system. This online clinical space is designed to allow clinical care to be discussed without compromising the safety or confidentiality of patients or clinicians. You can read more about the development of the blog in the Postgraduate Medical Journal article.


Creators and Chief Editors

Section and Podcast Editors.

St Emlyn’s Authors





BestBets is our evidence based medicine library of over 2000 evidence based reviews in Emergency Medicine. BestBets are published in the Emergency Medicine Journal and have enabled Emergency Physicians from all over the world to learn how to practice EBM in the real world.
StEmlyns virtual hospital is the largest NHS hospital ever built on time and on budget. Probably because it only exists in cyberspace and because it was designed by us. Over 600 cases have been designed to cover the entirety of the FCEM curriculum. We use clinical and management cases from StEmlyns to teach our trainees using a case based learning approach. The StEmlyns classroom is based on a Moodle platform and delivers education for EPs from Foundation level right up through to consultant level in the UK.
The StEmlyns team are key leads for the first UK MSc in Emergency Medicine. Based at Manchester Metropolitan University StEmlyns acts as the core learning resource for trainees in the UK and across the world.
emerging Manchester EMERGING is a collaboration of emergency and intensive care physicians in Manchester. We are based at Central Manchester NHS Foundation trust. The group is led by Dr Rick Body Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Honorary Lecturer at Manchester University. Key members of the team include.

Senior Editors

Prof Simon CarleyProfessor Simon Carley FOAM(Ed)
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Metropolitan University; Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns, MSc in EM and other stuff. Research interests in diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. *Read Posts*
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Prof Rick BodyProfessor Rick Body MB ChB, MRCSEd(A&E), FCEM, PhD
Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Honorary Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Manchester. Major research interests are in the early diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes and humane approaches to improving patient well-being in the ED. Methodological expertise in clinical decision rules, diagnostic studies and cohort studies. – ResearchBlog – *Read Posts*
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Editorial Board

Dr Natalie MayDr Natalie May MBChB, MPHe, MSc, MCEM, FCEM, FACEM
Consultant Emergency Physician with speciality training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, working as a Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine at Sydney HEMS, in EM in the Greater Sydney area and occasionally at NETS. Numerous interests in medical education, leadership and emergency paediatrics. #FOAMaoke queen, obsessed with running. *Read Posts*
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Dr Iain BeardsellDr Iain Beardsell FOAM(Ed)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Lead, University Hospitals Southampton and HIOWW HEMS doctor. A passionate advocate for EM with a cup that is (almost) always half full. *Read Posts*
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Dr Alan GraysonDr Alan Grayson
Grumpy, balding Yorkshireman, who despite practising medicine on the good folk of Manchester and its environs, still lives in god’s own county, after a brief sabbatical learning medicine in Edinburgh and then training in EM in Newcastle and NW England. Has an unhealthy interest in bikes, pies, cricket and Huddersfield Town FC. *Read Posts*
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Dr Richard CardenDr Richard Carden BSc, MSc, MBChB, MRCEM, RAMC(V)
Emergency Medicine trainee. Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. (Reserves). Former MSc Trauma Sciences (Military and Austere) student, impending Centre for Trauma Sciences PhD student, current Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes student. Interested in trauma, toxicology, psychology, physiology and critical care. Trainee rep on the St.Emlyn’s team. *Read Posts*
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Dr Janos BaombeDr Janos Peter Baombe MD FRCEM FEBEEM PgCert MSc
Emergency medicine consultant, Manchester Royal Infirmary. Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Passionate about european EM networks, infectious disease outbreaks and ED preparedness, ultrasonography. World traveller and keen sportsman. *Read Posts*
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Liz CroweLiz Crowe BSW PhD Candidate
Advanced Clinician Social Worker who has worked extensively in ED and PICU. Specialises in counselling children,families and staff impacted by loss, trauma, crisis and bereavement. Doing a PhD on Staff Wellbeing in Critical Care. Author of ‘The Little Book of Loss and Grief You Can Read While You Cry’. Enjoys Gallows Humour. *Read Posts*
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Dr Chris GrayDr Chris Gray BSc MBBS MRCP MRCEM
Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine trainee. Interested in pre-hospital care, trauma, and critical care. Keen educator, musician and cake-maker. *Read Posts*
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Ashley LiebigAshley Liebig RN
Vet 101st Airborne combat medic. Flight Nurse & Helicopter Rescue Specialist. ECMO enthusiast.  lover & Organising Committee . *Read Posts*
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Dr Laura HowardDr Laura Howard
Junior doctor in Virchester. Interested in mountain bikes, resuscitation, trauma and critical care. *Read Posts*
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Mr Ross FisherMr Ross Fisher
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Chairman of TARNlet. Visiting lecturer in Virchester and basically anywhere else that will pay bus fare. Owns more Moleskine notebooks than is healthy, most of them full of ideas on #presentationskills Passionate convert to all things #FOAMy *Read Posts*
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Prof Dan HornerProfessor Dan Horner BA MBBS MRCP FRCEM
Consultant Emergency Physician at Salford Royal Hospitals Trust with subspecialty training in Intensive Care Medicine. Researcher with specialist interest in EBM and thromboembolic disease. New to all this blogging and tweeting, but old to the general chaos and lividity of the Emergency Department. An interest in VTE, Critical Care and a bit of trauma now and then. Also trying to stay sane while being overworked and underpaid. *Read Posts*
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Dr Craig FergusonDr Craig Ferguson FCEM
Emergency physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary. Interests in medical technology, resuscitation and medical research. Research interests in the diagnosis of acute heart failure in the ED. Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine. *Read Posts*
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Dr Niall MorrisDr Niall Morris
Emergency physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary. PhD student focusing on the ECG diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes at the University of Manchester. *Read Posts*
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Dr Gareth Roberts
Emergency physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary. Senior trainee in Emergency Medicine. Interests in public health, resuscitation, toxicology.  *Read Posts*
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