Hospital Major Incident Medical Management and Support course


The Hospital Major Incident Medical Management and Support (HMIMMS) is a leading 2 day training course designed for senior hospital staff that may be called upon to plan or manage a major emergency / incident within their hospital.  The course addresses practical issues using table top exercises, lectures and discussion involving members of the hospital’s Major Incident Group. The course is taught and practised throughout the world and is accredited by the Advanced Life Support Group Manchester (ALSG).

The course is run by Code Blue under license form the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) in the UK

PLEASE NOTE: the ALSG VLE Tutorials MUST be completed before attending the course. No exceptions are made. 

See ALSG HMIMMS Fact sheet for more details.

Who should attend a HMIMMS course?

HMIMMS is not primarily a clinical course and is useful for anyone who may be involved in the planning, management and implementation of a Major Incident Plan from a hospital perspective. Candidates who have taken the course include Clinical Directors, Consultants in Emergency Medicine, Clinical Leads in Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthetics, Directors and Assistant Directors of Nursing, Senior Emergency Department Staff, Emergency Planning Officers, Heads of Operational Services and Bed Management.

What are the Pre-Requisites?

You must successfully complete the MANDATORY ALSG Pre-course MCQ.

PLEASE NOTE: the ALSG MCQs MUST be completed before attending the course. No exceptions are made.

How long is the course?

The face to face component of the course spans 2 days.

Day 1  08.30 – 17.30

Day 2 08.30 – 16.15

Are there assessments on this course?

Completion of the pre-course Online VLE.

  • Actively participate in, practice, and complete all skills and learning stations
  • Score a minimum grade (80% or higher) on the final Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper.

Are certificates awarded for this course?

Participants, who successfully complete the course, including the MCQ, will receive an ALSG HMIMMS Certificate, valid for 4 years.

Who are the instructors on this HMIMMS course?

Our HMIMMS courses are led by Mr. Stephen Groves O.B.E. who is the National Head of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) for NHS England. Stephen is involved in tier one (ministerial level) and cross government exercises for Flu Epidemic, National Fuel Shortages, Counter Terrorism, National Power Outages and National Ecoli and Mers Corona Virus

Gary Hardacre QAM, Head of Risk and Resilience in Scotland. Gary was awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal in 2013.

Stephen and Gary are supported by an English and Irish faculty of Consultants, Nurses and Advanced Paramedics who are regarded as experts in their field and have a proven ability to teach.

Between them their experience includes full time planning, responding and project managing a wide range of operational incidents including:

• The London and Manchester Attacks 2017
• The 2012 London Olympic Games
• The Commonwealth Games
• The Ebola Response in the UK
• The National Critical and Specialist Services for Burns ICU, NICU, PICU
• The Papal Visit 2011
• The G8 Summit
• The National Industrial Action by the NHS Junior Doctors
• The National Industrial Action by the English Ambulance Service
• An Assortment of Royal Visits and Ceremonies
• The Ecoli Outbreak in England
• The Medevacing of 12 Critically Burned Patients from the Romanian Night Club Fire
• The Glasgow Airport Bombing
• The Clutha Bar, Helicopter Crash Incident

What course materials will I receive?

The following materials are delivered to the candidate’s work address by registered courier.

• HMIMMS Provider Manual
• Introductory Welcome Letter with Venue Directions
• Course Programme

Online component?

ALSG VLE online MCQ, if you arrive for the face to face component of the course without completing your VLE your options are:

  1. Go home. (no HMIMMS cert, no observer’s cert, no CPD credit. You will get a receipt of payment but not successful completion)
  2. Stay and observe. (no HMIMMS cert. You will get an observer’s cert and CPD credit only if you stay for the full 2 days. You will get a receipt of payment but not successful completion)

In neither case will you get a refund of your fees. You may complete the VLE at a later date and use it against another HMIMMS course. Code Blue will discount the cost of the VLE from your next full HMIMMS course fee. We cannot guarantee that another training site will do the  same.

CPD/CEU credits?

All Code Blue courses are eligible for CPD/CME points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.

This course is eligible for up to 12 hours of face-to-face CPD and 4 hours of online CPD.

More information on Medical Council and An Bord Altranais

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