GNAAS has a long history of training both doctors and paramedics in pre-hospital medicine.

We welcome clinicians from all over the world to our training courses and our aim is to arm participants with the skills they need to thrive in this complex and challenging area of patient care. We strongly believe that part of our role as a high performing service should be the dissemination of knowledge and skills to others so that as many patients as possible can benefit.

Pre-Hospital Emergency Anaesthesia Course (PHEA)

Our PHEA course has been running since 2007, and was the first course of its kind in the UK. Uniquely, it is aimed at both doctors and paramedics, and puts great emphasis on the team approach to managing critically ill or injured patients.

It is widely recognised that prehospital emergency anaesthesia is an essential intervention for a small number of patients, if performed poorly however, it has the potential to worsen patient outcomes.

Held three times a year, the course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills required to work within a well-governed organisation that delivers pre-hospital anaesthesia.

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Pre-Hospital Emergency Crew Course (PHEMCC)

Held once per year, our crew course provides a ‘one stop shop’ for doctors and paramedics who looking to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. It is an up-to-date introduction to pre-hospital emergency medicine at a modern training facility. It features:

  • Pre-reading
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty
  • Surgical skills training
  • Firearms awareness
  • SWIFT water rescue
  • Fire training

The course offers an optional aviation training module for air ambulance crew.

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Other training

As well as our own courses, we also support the following:

  • PHEM sub-speciality training – GNAAS runs one of just eight approved training programs for the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine’s PHEM training programme. Click here for more information
  • BSC (Hons) Paramedic Science – GNAAS offers placements to Teesside University students studying BSC (Hons) Paramedic Practice to provide additional practice and learning to individuals in critical and trauma care. Click here for more information
  • We are proud to work in partnership with Northumbria University on a variety of projects and our training courses including the approval / accreditation for some components of training that we provide.
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