West Midlands currently
operates a blended ‘Scheme A’ PHEM training scheme in a 80/20 split with the
core specialty over two years:
Scheme B is offered to some trainees after
discussion with their parent specialty TPD. LTFT trainees are supported in a Scheme C training programme.
The core specialty
training is provided by a rotation between the Major Trauma Centre’s in the
region where the PHEM Educational Supervisors are located: at UHNM in Stoke,
UHB in Birmingham, and UHCW in Coventry.
All trainees undertake a
four-week period of intensive Phase 1a training with classroom-based teaching,
simulation, and curriculum based specialty training before undertaking an
initial assessment of competency.
This is followed by a
period of Consultant-supervised operational training on the following
Midlands Air Ambulance (Cosford) with MERIT night car service
The Air Ambulance Service (Coventry & East Midlands
helicopter and night
There are also
opportunities for specialized training with:
Mountain Rescue in Derbyshire
KIDS Retrieval Service in Birmingham
Open water, working at height and PLATO with HART
Extrication training with West Midlands Fire Service
There are national and
regional PHEM training days and the organizations in the region also run
monthly governance/M&M days in which the PHEM trainees participate.
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