All posts by Dr Iain Beardsell

Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCEM is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past ten years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. As the father of three boys he is passionate about instilling a love of science and promoting careers in healthcare. You will find him on twitter as @docib

Directory of UK Medical Schools

Part of the ethos of St Emlyn’s High is to encourage teenagers to consider healthcare careers. Over time we’ll be adding lots of resources to the site, but just to start here is a directory

Optimising your ability to Fight Infection

With the current Coronavirus pandemic, it feels like a good time to discuss what we can do to make our bodies better at fighting infection (our immune response). In the future we will go into

What is so special about Oxygen?

In the post about Coronovirus we mentioned that oxygen is pretty important stuff and that if there is any reason you can’t get enough of it you could be in trouble. But have you ever

How to treat a Lightsaber wound

A few years ago, to coincide with the release of “The Force Awakens” the Guardian newspaper ran an article discussing some of the big questions in the Star Wars Universe. These included “How do Wookies

What is Coronavirus?

Our lives are all dominated by Coronavirus (or COVID-19 as it is sometimes called), but what exactly is it and why is it so dangerous? What is a Virus anyway? A virus is an “obligate

COVID19 Childen’s Q&A – A Podcast

These are uncertain times for us all, whatever your age. In this very special blog site only edition of the podcast I chat with my boys Archie (14), Jasper (12) and Rufus (8) to answer