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Friday evening

Duncan Scott

Duncan Scott is an acute physician in NHS Highland working mainly in Raigmore hospital Inverness in medical high dependency, ambulatory care and the acute medical unit. He also works in Caithness general hospital in Wick providing general and acute medical service there. He trained in the north of Scotland and Tasmania Australia, with an interest in rural health care. He also has a strong interest in medical education and is currently the deputy director of medical education for NHS Highland. He is vice chair of the society of acute medicine, Scotland and lead for acute medicine in Raigmore. His wife is a local GP in Aviemore. When not at work he enjoys time in the outdoor often in the Spey Valley with our three children and dog. For the last eleven years he has volunteered with the Cairngorm mountain rescue team, and more recently as a BASICS Responder and part of the PICT team in Inverness.

Duncan’s talk will draw together experience from looking after acutely unwell patients across the highlands both in hospital and in some interesting out of hospital environments too. He will also discuss how innovation in the department of medical education might support rural health care in both primary and secondary care.


Jamie Cooper

Jamie Cooper has been an Emergency Medicine Consultant in Aberdeen since 2008 where he has developed a research interest in the clinical risk stratification of patients with cardiac sounding chest pain and an non-diagnostic ECG. In particular, he is the Chief investigator on the Ambulance Cardiac Chest Pain Evaluation in Scotland Study (ACCESS) which aims to evaluate whether accurate risk stratification of these patients (including a near patient cardiac Troponin test) can be performed by paramedics in the back of an ambulance.

He is married to a very tolerant wife and has five children who think that he has ‘bitten off more than he can chew’.

Donna Paterson

Donna has always had an interest in pre-hospital care and initially she wanted to become a paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance service. With better than expected exam results and a bit of experience with the RAF under her belt she was fortunate to get into medical school and was naturally drawn to Emergency Medicine.

After 9 years of training within NHS Grampian Donna is now a consultant in Emergency Medicine with an interest in trauma and developing a pre-hospital service within NHS Grampian.
She is delighted to have been asked to present at the BASICS conference around silver trauma as this can pose a challenge both in the hospital and pre-hospital setting.

Donna is married and when not at work enjoys spending time up in Inverness on their boat.