Welsh Flying Medics gains National Director

Welsh Flying Medics gains National Director

Professor David Lockey has taken on the role of National Director of Wales’ Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service 

Professor David Lockey (pictured) has taken on the role of National Director of Wales’ Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru), known as the Welsh Flying Medics. The Service provides consultant-delivered pre-hospital critical care across Wales via a partnership with Wales Air Ambulance Charity.

In his most recent role, Professor Lockey was the Clinical Director for Major Trauma at the Severn Major Trauma Network. He is also a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Bristol and is currently Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His pre-hospital care has been mainly as a Consultant and Research Lead at London’s Air Ambulance. He is also a trustee of London’s Air Ambulance charity. He said of his new appointment: “I have been very impressed by EMRTS Cymru, which already has achieved so much in the short time since it was established. This is a tribute to the team that set it up on such solid foundations and I am excited at the opportunity that my appointment gives me to work with the service and its stakeholders and to help with its continued development over the next three years.”