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Glasgow Emergency Department Second in the UK

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Emergency Department (ED) team at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) has come second in a national award which showcases excellence, celebrates success and shares great best practice for Emergency Departments across the UK. 

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) annual awards accepts nominations from across the UK and this year the GRI team were honoured with runner up in the Emergency Department Training Department of the year. 

Alastair Ireland, Emergency Department Consultant and Clinical Lead said:  “Many people in the department have worked very hard to ensure that we deliver a comprehensive package of learning to our staff by prioritising the development and education of the whole team through the use of a range innovative learning methods, tailored to the realities and demands of the modern workforce. 

“We fundamentally believe that if we invest in our team, above all by trying to make learning rewarding, enjoyable and genuinely helpful in day to day clinical care, we’ll get excellent patient care in return. 

“A huge amount of effort has gone into setting up and delivering this programme and I am so pleased that those efforts have been recognised and rewarded in this way.” 

Scott Taylor, Emergency Department Consultant and Education Lead agreed, adding:   "This has been the culmination of a mammoth effort by the education team, 

the staff in the Emergency Department and across the hospital and Directorate. 

It has developed over a number of years to create and evolve an education focus for the Emergency Department with the benefits we believed this could achieve in a very challenging clinical environment. 

“I would like to thank all those who have helped us get where we are today and achieve the recognition, both locally with the recent William Cullen Prize and nationally with this RCEM award." 

This is only the second year the awards have been presented after being established in 2017. 


For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected] 

Pic:  Jason Long, Dean of RCEM (left), Kim Kilmurray, Chief Resident GRI & senior teaching programme coordinator, David Chung,Vice President RCEM, Scott Taylor, Education Lead GRI ED and  Sile MacGlone, Junior teaching programme lead GRI ED

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