Dr Sarah Richardson
In my current role, I oversee all clinical aspects of Prometheus Medical's work outside of the UK/US/Middle East – including looking after our deployed medics. Beyond this, I'm an Emergency Physician, an Honorary Senior Fellow in Global Health at Edinburgh University, and an Honorary Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at Makerere University in Uganda.
Pre-hospital care has become a natural part of my role working in global health and humanitarian medicine for the last decade. Emergency care is a continuum from the point of injury or illness to definitive care, and my role in emergency care systems planning and framework implementation means I must ensure every aspect of the continuum is addressed.
Beginning many years ago providing pre-hospital care in events, I now facilitate and deliver emergency response, ICU level transfers, and complex medical evacuations to higher levels of care within low resource settings and across international borders.
I'm course director to several different courses, including international major incident management, bespoke pre-hospital emergency care courses, remote medical courses, and mental health first aid courses. I oversee projects in fifteen countries across four continents in my current roles, and I'm registered with a medical license to practice in 3 continents.
I have an incredibly diverse job, working with people of all backgrounds in many different countries. I get to travel and spend time in different cultural environments, learn how care is delivered in each setting, share knowledge with people, and gain new insights into how things could be done differently in other places.
I'm fortunate to spend a lot of time in Uganda, where the White Nile emerges from Lake Victoria at present. As a result, I frequently get to kayak the world-class white water, SUP board, or swim with friends.
Prometheus Medical is an industry leader, it's progressive and highly diverse. I love working with the team and feeling part of pushing the forefront of the industry.