Dr Alastair Gilmore works as consultant physician in acute medicine at Arrowe Park Hospital, part of Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on the Wirral where he grew up.
He qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh, and undertook early postgraduate training between Edinburgh and Liverpool. He stayed on in the Mersey region for specialty training in acute and general internal medicine, where he developed interests in critical care and point-of-care ultrasound, and was appointed as a consultant physician in 2015.
Alastair has represented colleagues in Mersey at the RCP’s New Consultants Committee since 2016 and has gone on to chair the committee and sit on RCP Council. He is currently working for the RCP on several projects including developing standards for enhanced care, updating ward round guidance and new consultant development.
As well as a busy clinical commitment in acute medicine he has been trust lead for medical simulation, and is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Liverpool where he has led on design of large scale high fidelity simulation training. He is a firm believer in the use of point-of-care ultrasound to enhance early diagnosis and procedural safety and helped produce the FAMUS curriculum as a member of the Society for Acute Medicine’s ultrasound working group.