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HECTOR in Scotland – The silver trauma course!


What is it?

HECTOR began as the Heartlands Elderly Care Trauma and Ongoing Recovery course that was established to develop a training programme for clinicians and independent practitioners who are responsible for looking after older people who have injuries.

These injuries that an individual sustains often play second fiddle to the complex comorbidities, frailty, and the challenges of caring for them within an ever-pressured emergency care system.

The 2-day course mixes practical scenarios, moulages, lectures and discussions, focusing on the specific care needs of this group of patients.

Who is it for?

Healthcare professionals working with elderly people in the first 24-72 hours after sustaining traumatic injury either as part of the initial assessment or the early stages of rehabilitation.

Previous course participants have included advanced physiotherapists, occupational therapists, consultants and registrars in emergency medicine, geriatric medicine, general surgery and orthopaedics; general practitioners and prehospital responders; major trauma coordinators; nursing staff working with trauma patients; paramedics and rehabilitation staff.

Who is running it?

An interspecialty and multidisciplinary faculty from the Scottish (STN) and Northern Trauma Networks (NTN). The NTN have kindly supported the setting up of this course.

When is it?

The inaugural HECTOR Scotland course is being held on the 20th and 21st March 2023 at the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors (SCSCHF).

How do I apply?

Click this link or scan the QR code: HECTOR Application Form

If the link doesn’t work, then please contact fv.scschf@nhs.scot for an application form.

Closing date for applications:

27th January 2023.


£350 for doctors, £100 for NMAHPs.

The difference in price is based on availability of study budgets for non-mandatory courses between staff groups.


Any questions, then email the centre fv.scschf@nhs.scot

Many thanks,

Joel, Claire, Jon and Sarah (HECTOR Scotland faculty)


“To treat patients with injuries and not injuries on patients”

D Raven, course founder


#HectorOverTheWall    #SilverTrauma