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Professor Richard Body MB ChB, FRCEM, PhD is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester. He is honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation trust. He is also the Group Director of Research & Innovation at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, which is the largest NHS trust in England. His research interests include diagnostics, cardiac disease and the philosophy of emergency medicine. He is an acclaimed international speaker on cardiac diagnostics . He can be found on Twitter as @richardbody

New NICE high sensitivity troponin guidance: 3 hours and done?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from the UK has just published new recommendations for the use of high sensitivity troponin to rule out NSTEMI in the Emergency Department.  You can find

When Victoria Brazil came to St. Emlyn’s: The Full Story

If you could pick just one speaker from SMACC Gold to give a bespoke, inspiring talk to you and your colleagues locally you probably couldn’t do it. Your mind would shut down – there were

The Heart Under Stress – St. Emlyn’s at SMACC Gold

  Chris Nickson (@precordialthump) is a genius in many ways. Not only does he organise arguably the best healthcare conference in the world right now, but he’s also a very clever chap when it comes

Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine 4: The ethics of triage

It’s been a while since we published our last ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ post at St. Emlyn’s. Hopefully you’ve already seen the other posts in this series but, if not, you should check out part 1, part

The Troponin Ashes at SMACC Gold: Cullen v Body

Unless you’re very new round these #FOAMed parts, by now you’ll definitely have checked out some of the greatest talks in the history of mankind from the SMACC Gold podcast over at the awesome Intensive

JC: When a subdural needs surgery in the elderly. St. Emlyn’s

The diagnosis and management of major trauma in the elderly is a really hot topic in Emergency Medicine right now.  Compared to younger patients, the elderly can sustain much more serious injuries even with apparently trivial

High sensitivity troponin at St. Emlyn’s

Recently we published part one of our series on cardiac troponins.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find it here.  In the second part, we’re going to take a look at high

Cardiac Troponin: The basics from St. Emlyn’s

Do you remember when it took three days to ‘rule in’ or ‘rule out’ an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)?  When I was a medical student doing my first clinical attachments, I remember doing ward rounds

How accurate is clinical judgement for acute coronary syndromes?

This blog post is based on the paper published in the EMJ this week – Body R et al. Can emergency physicians rule in or rule out acute coronary syndromes using clinical judgement? EMJ 2014

Stephen Covey and medical leadership part 2: Begin with the end in mind

Recently we published the first of a new series looking at the lessons we can learn in medicine from Stephen Covey’s legendary book ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’.  A lot of this is