Dr James de Courcy MB, BS, DA(UK), DCH, FHEA, FRCA, FFPMRCA
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, UK.
James trained at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London and then, after initially heading towards a career in General Practice, changed direction into Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and trained in Gloucester and subsequently Southampton and Newcastle upon Tyne before taking up a Consultant post in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia in Cheltenham. He has been involved in ATLS as an instructor and course director since 1991, and after teaching in Uganda in 1996 became involved in PTC, leading the first course in Kenya in 2000 and subsequently leading and teaching on PTC courses in Sri Lanka (Colombo and Jaffna), Pakistan (Peshawar and twice in Karachi), with MSF in Belgium and more recently courses in Gaza, Jordan, the West Bank and Ethiopia; he was also involved in teaching on the PTC Instructor courses in the UK. He was one of the authors of the PTC instructor course and manual and has been involved in revising the PTC course slides and manual. He has recently been elected to Chair the PTCF Trustee Board.
He is married with two daughters, who are both doctors.
This award recognises that the individual has organised at least 4 PTC Course cascades and has trained at least 10 instructors.