All posts by Iain Beardsell

Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB (Birm) FRCEM is section lead for podcasts. Editorial Board Member St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past ten years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. You will find him on twitter as @docib

A Voyage into the Unknown. St.Emlyn’s

As my four months as an FY2 (SHO) in the ED at Virchester’s Southern Sister Hospital come to an end, the St Emlyns’ team asked me for a few thoughts about life as a junior

Let’s Get This Party Started. Starting at St.Emlyn’s

It’s that time of year in the UK again, when the last strawberry at Wimbledon has been consumed, village fetes offer cream teas to a brass band accompaniment and children discard school uniforms for six

Pain and Suffering in the ED – the talk and the inside story

The Talk The Audio The Inside Story It was in July 2013 when I first received an email from Chris Nickson at SMACC headquarters asking if I was going to SMACC Gold and would I

Five Minutes from Car Park Five

If the general public were asked what subject causes the most “reply all” email traffic for hospital consultants I am sure they would come up with an admirable list: healing the sick; pleading for better

What has Twitter ever done for us?

The following scene was recently filmed in a UK ED for a fly on the wall documentary. With more that a nod to the Monty Python team…. INT. ED SEMINAR ROOM. DAY (8.00) In a

Do you walk past? St.Emlyn’s

Growing up in an age where the England cricket team was routinely beaten by opponents Down Under I have always had a grudging respect for the Australian people. Their attitude to work, and play, seemed

#SMACCGold Reflections. @docib joins @St.Emlyn’s

A few days ago I returned home to the UK from Australia after a brief sojorn in Hong Kong and it’s time to think back and consider what SMACCGold meant to me and to ask

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