University academic takes up role as Volunteer Emergency Doctor for Leicestershire

East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) has announced the appointment of Professor Guy Rutty MBE as a Volunteer Emergency Doctor.

Professor Rutty is Professor of Forensic Pathology and Chief Forensic Pathologist for the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, University of Leicester based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He was awarded the MBE in 2010.

He is a nationally recognised and respected pathologist and has written numerous academic papers and contributed to many academic books on the subject.

He has been a Community First Responder (CFR) for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) since 2009 providing voluntary pre-hospital Immediate Life Response at the request of EMAS. He has progressed through all levels of emergency response and has gained the Pre-hospital Immediate Care Certificate and is a member of the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS).

He lives in East Leicestershire and will be responding for EMICS in Leicester and East Leicestershire.

Professor Rutty said of his appointment: “I am thrilled at last to have been given the opportunity, after having taken the appropriate training over the last few years, to upgrade from a CFR to an EMICS doctor. I am looking forward to joining the team of dedicated, volunteer doctors in assisting the population of Leicestershire in times of medical emergencies."

EMICS Doctors are all volunteers who are fully trained in trauma work and respond to calls to attend serious emergencies in support of staff from the EMAS. They are equipped with a wide range of specialist equipment to perform life saving interventions at the scene of an incident such as industrial or road traffic accident or rail crash. This equipment is funded by EMICS and can range from a defibrillator costing £2000 to protective boots costing £80.