All posts by Simon Carley

Professor Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

Covid-19 in Italy with Roberto Cosentini part 2. St Emlyn’s

Ed – Back at the beginning of the pandemic we had a fantastic contribution from our friend and colleague Roberto Cosentini on the Bergamo experience of dealing with this terrible disease. It turned out to

Top 10 trauma papers 2019-2020 for Liverpool Trauma Seminars. St Emlyn’s

This week I am presenting (virtually) at the Liverpool Trauma Seminar. This is a new initiative that aims to provide a multispeciality, multidisciplinary trauma conference in the North West of England. It’s run out of

Dexamethasone, COVID-19 and the RECOVERY trial. St Emlyn’s

We have previously covered the RECOVERY trial on St Emlyn’s noting that the first results out of this large pragmatic, adaptive design platform RCT showed no benefit to Hydroxychloroquine. A few weeks ago a press

COVID Journal Club #8 – The Webinar. Thursday 18th 11am BST

We took a well earned break last week from the weekly Covid19 webinar and journal club, but we are back on Thursday with 5​1–5​+1 papers to keep us all thinking about how we use science

May 2020 round up podcast

It’s been another month of Covid complexity and more. I got together with Iain Beardsell to talk through the highlights of the month on the blog and podcast. Much has changed in May. We are

The RECOVERY platform trial: No benefit to Hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

We’ve talked about the RECOVERY trial on the blog and podcast before. This is a UK based platform trial (more on this later) looking at patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19. It’s an open label

Covid19: Why we need Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) more than ever during a pandemic. St Emlyn’s

Evidence based medicine (EBM) is one of the four pillars of St Emlyn’s. We are usually pretty sceptical about adopting treatments without high quality evidence publishfred in a decent journal and with critical appraisal. Covid19

Covid19: Induction materials for docs redeployed to Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

I think everyone is struggling with staffing issues at the moment. A combination of sickness and self isolation is decimating staffing rota in EDs around the world. Use these resources to share with those coming

Covid19: Lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine. St Emlyn’s

We got together with Dr Nathan Lewis and Dr John Rogers to discuss how lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine might help during the Covid19 pandemic.Click on the podcast link below The main messages for

The #COVID-19 bubble: St Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester the number of patients with Covid-19 are ramping up and we are putting the incredible amount of training, simulations, education and more into practice. That time in preparation (we’ve been running daily


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