HCRI Professor appointed in leadership role with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professor Tony Redmond was appointed to the new leadership role in the Executive Committee of the college.

Royal college of surgeons of EdinburghThe Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute’s (HCRI) Emeritus Professor and Founder of UK-Med, Professor Tony Redmond OBE, has recently been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Faculty of Remote, Rural, and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH).

The RCSEd is a global network of medical professionals with a membership of almost 29,000 professionals who live and work in more than 100 countries around the world. 15,000 of these live and work in the UK, and 80% of that figure is based in England and Wales. [1]

In a recent press release, the RCSEd announced, in an exciting new collaboration with UK-Med and the Faculty, that they had expanded FRRH to include humanitarian healthcare and “support a global network of healthcare professionals working in this fast-developing field.”

We are proud to confirm that one of the two “world-leading humanitarian experts” appointed to the Executive Committee is HCRI’s Tony Redmond, who will “help shape its [RCSEd’s] strategic focus and drive forward its efforts to support healthcare professionals in the sector. “ We asked Professor Redmond to comment:

The Faculty of Remote Rural and Humanitarian Health at the RCSEd is another important step in supporting the professional development of those involved in providing healthcare in austere and difficult environments.

As a member of the executive committee, I will draw upon my experience of working in many humanitarian emergencies with UK-Med to support the professional training programmes the Faculty is developing and link into the wider humanitarian community.
Professor Tony Redmond

RCSEd collaborates with UK-Med, which has trained and deployed many volunteer clinicians and allied healthcare professionals to support international emergency medical response since 1988. HCRI are in partnership with UK-Med to deliver expert research, seminars, training and share best practices, knowledge, and opportunities. Find out more about our collaboration with UK-Med on our website.

This article refers to the original press release ‘Royal College Announces New Development to Support Humanitarian Healthcare Professionals’ issued by Beattie on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

[1] The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/the-college/about-us

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