Roger is a Scottish Patient Safety Programme Fellow who trained in the UK, New Zealand and Sweden. He has previously worked for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. (HEMS). He instructs both civilian and military candidates in Advanced Trauma and Paediatric Life Support in the UK and overseas.
In 2012 and 2013 he trained and mentored clinicians in the first Malawian Emergency Department as part of a bilateral Scottish-Malawi governmental aid programme.
Working in collaboration with the World Health Organisation in Jordan and Erbil he helped to run the first multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Chemical Exposure and Trauma Care simulation training in Kurdistan.
Medicine in austere environments is his passion and he has extensive expedition and ultramarathon experience throughout Europe including Arctic Norway, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America. He regularly teaches on expedition medicine courses in the UK and abroad.
In response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, in November 2014 he helped lead an NHS team within the first cohort of volunteers deployed by the UK Government.
At SCSCHF he is responsible for developing and running EM simulation courses in Paediatric (SCiPE) and Obstetric (TOPEM) emergencies along with multidisciplinary days for Acute and Emergency care staff. Roger is a strong advocate for in-situ simulation to stress systems and provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary teams and departments to share learning and ultimately improve patients’ healthcare experience and safety.
Rocuronium Versus Suxamethonium: A Survey of First-line Muscle Relaxant Use in UK. Prehospital Rapid Sequence Induction. Hartley EL, Alcock R. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015;30(2):1-3
Respiratory protection during simulated emergency pediatric life support: a randomized, controlled, crossover study. Schumacher J, Gray SA, Michel S, Alcock R, Brinker A. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013;28(1):1-6
Incident response: Emergency Departments. Acute chemical incidents: not such a rarity? Alcock R, El Khazen L, Clarke S Health Protection Agency, Chemical Hazards & Poisons Report June 2006, Issue 7; 21-22