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Major Incident Medical Management and Support –
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. As the only international standard in major incident medical management, the course is taught and the principles are practiced throughout the world.
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 throughout England. He is supported by Irish based Consultants in Emergency Medicine and experienced operational staff from the Irish emergency services, CPD/CEU credits available for all courses. The course is accredited by the Advanced Life Support Group Manchester (ALSG).
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.
The online (VLE) tutorials cover
✅ The Pre-Course multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
The 2-Day Face-to-Face practicals Cover
✅ Structured Approach
✅ Planning for Major Incidents
✅ MIMMS: Pre-Hospital approach
✅ Reception Phase in the ED
✅ Definitive Care Phase
✅ Recovery Phase
✅ Public Health incidents
✅ Regional Response
✅ Protracted incidents
✅ The incident
✅ Reception Phase
✅ Definitive care Phase
✅ Recovery Phase
✅ The online VLE: takes approximately 4 hours.
✅ The Face -to-Face element takes 2 Days (16 hours)
Criteria for Successful Completion
✅ 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.
Participants, who successfully complete the course, including the MCQ, will receive an ALSG HMIMMS Certificate, valid for 4 years.
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
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
There is a pre-course compulsory ALSG VLE online MCQ, if you arrive for the face to face component of the course WITHOUT completing your VLE your options are:
✅ Go home. (no HMIMMS cert, no observer’s cert, no CPD/CEU credits. You will get a receipt of payment but not successful completion)
✅ Stay and observe. (no HMIMMS cert. You will get an observer’s cert and CPD/CEU credits 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.
All Codeblue courses are eligible for CPD/CEU 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/CEU’s and 4 hours of online CPD/CEU’s.
More information on Medical Council and Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board
Arrange a Course
Please contact Máighréad on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01-2353317 and we will explore the feasibility of running a tailored course to your specific requirements.
Group bookings can be discussed with Máighréad on email@example.com or telephone 01-2353317. A discount may apply based on the number of candidates booked.