Atkins team raise over £2000 for PTCF

A BIG cheer for Charlie Hopwood and 9 members of the Atkins team who ran the Manchester Tough Mudder on 22 October raising over £2000 for PTCF. For those of you that are not familiar with the toughest endurance challenge in the UK, this was a 10K course which includes 20 of Tough Mudder’s famous obstacles, such as Arctic Enema, Everest, Mudderhorn and Electricshock.

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First UK Based Training Day

On Friday 14 October 2022 three of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation’s senior faculty ran an intensive one-day training day for new UK NHS PTC faculty.  Whilst this type of training has been run previously outside the UK, this was the first time we have tried this in England. Jeanne Frossard, Tim Beacon, and Nigel Rossiter designed and ran the training day at Tim’s Medical Aid International headquarters, near Bedford.

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Fiji Training

Another terrific course report from our colleagues in Fiji (July 2022), where they again have delivered PTC training for a wide pre-hospital group, including 6 different providers (Police, Fire, Armed Forces, Private Healthcare, Ministry of Health and St Johns Ambulance).

With trauma noted to be in the top 5 reasons for death and morbidity in Fiji, this training is becoming popular among the pre-hospital care providers and very much an important milestone for the local PTC faculty.

View the full course report below:

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Extending the Reach and Relevance of PTC Training – Pacific PTC Faculty Show How It’s Done

One of the beauties of the Primary Trauma Care system is that it can be adapted to work effectively in a wide range of settings.

A recent course held on 22nd – 23rd April 2022 in Suva, Fiji demonstrates the point perfectly. The aim was to train members from various pre-hospital services in vital trauma care. Course participants included members from the:

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Congratulations To PTC Instructor Shail Rupakheti

We are thrilled that Shail Rupakheti, one of PTCF’s star instructors, who set up training in Sudan, has just been appointed in a new position as Cabinet Doctor at the Office of the Prime Minister and Councils of Ministers Nepal.

Congratulations from all of us at the Primary Trauma Care Foundation Shail, we wish you all the best in your new role and thank you for your work with PTCF.