Mr Andy Kent Deputy Director UK-Med, Head of Faculty of Remote Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare at RCSEd, senior PTC faculty and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Mr Andy Kent, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, is also senior PTC Faculty. As a commissioned army officer in the Royal Army Medical Corp, Andy trained in the services to become a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and was deployed throughout the globe including active duty is several austere and hostile environments. He completed a fellowship year in Baltimore, USA, specialising in trauma management. He was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in NHS Highland in 2002 and continues to deliver both elective and trauma surgical services. Andy has always been engaged in training and humanitarian work. He continues to teach on AO, ATLS, and Primary Trauma Care courses and recently has been appointed as the Surgical Director for UK-Med. Andy is a medical advisor for the HALO trust and in 2021 completed a deployment to Mosul for two months to support Iraqi colleagues manage battlefield civilian injuries.
“PTC training is effective; it has been tested and delivered for the past 26 years in some of the most hostile and remote places in the world. It saves lives and continues to prevent loss of limb and life. What makes this even more worthy of our praise is that it is sustainable in some of the poorest countries, with little funding or equipment. I have delivered many PTC courses and am proud to be a PTCF Ambassador.”