Medic of the Year 2021

Each year, the Council of Members choose someone in the medical community who has provided medical excellence above and beyond their daily medical practice. The Council of Members is a membership programme where medical professionals can join the College and be part of the team.

Dr Regan is an emergency medicine and prehospital physician in the Scottish Highlands. He has managed patients who have fallen in ravines and drowned in the North Sea.

Dr Luke Regan was trauma lead at Raigmore Hospital Inverness and is the founder of the Highland PICT Team, the prehospital trauma team for the Scottish Highlands. He has been pivotal in the provision of high quality enhanced care in the Scottish highlands – an area traditionally under-served in this regard.

Dr Regan has published widely in relation to rural prehospital care.Recently in relation to PoCUS: The effectiveness of ultrasound in the detection of fractures in adults with suspected upper or lower limb injury: a systematic review and subgroup meta-analysisN Champagne, L Eadie, L Regan, P WilsonBMC emergency medicine 19 (1), 1-15, 2019

Luke was nominated for his ongoing work to develop a high quality evidence base for the use of prehospital ultrasound and his central role in guiding the PICT team to fruition as a 7 day a week prehospital, physician-lead, enhanced care service for the Scottish Highlands.