This week (26 -31 Octobert 2020), two Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) courses are underway, the first finished yesterday having started on Monday 26 October, whilst the second started today and finishes on Saturday. Both courses were sold out and accommodated 12-participants, hosted by three faculty led by Tim Nutall. Not only were the faculty coping with the demands of social distancing they were delivering a brand new course originally planned to be piloted back in the spring until lockdown stepped in and cancelled all of the plans.

Hosted at the Putteridge Bury Conference Centre just outside Luton, the course was re-arranged for an overall smaller course size and limitations such as not being able to use acting casualties. Early feedback from the participants was extremely positive both as to the course content and the venue which was new to everybody. Tony Kemp, the Association’s chief officer visited and noted just how positive everyone was. ‘the venue staff were enjoying welcoming a course back into the conference centre and our faculty accommodated to all the changes necessary to deliver a really enjoyable course full of learning and challenge for the participants’.

The six PHEC courses planned between now and the end of February 2021 are pretty well full and only a few places remain available across the December and February courses. More are in planning for March and beyond including the new Immediate Care Course (ICC planned for late march in Dorset).