Nicola Extance-Vaughan

Nicola & James' 100km Ultra Challenge for Stop the Bleed!

Fundraising for The Royal College of Surgeons of England
raised of £1,000 target
by 31 supporters
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Event: Thames Path Ultra Challenge 2023, from 9 September 2023 to 10 September 2023
Participants: James Vaughan
We raise funds for surgical research to advance surgical care for all patients


Now in my 20th year working for RCS England, my husband James and I are walking 100km along the Thames Path in support of their ambitious new programme STOP THE BLEED. It will train members of the public to control acute blood loss which remains the second highest cause of death in trauma victims.

Incidents are on the rise and underreported in the UK, with over 45,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in 2021 and over 4,000 hospital admissions due to assault with a sharp object.

Knife crime and injury are two of the most significant threats to young people. With the media reporting stabbing attempts in public places there is one related element - there are often witnesses and bystanders. This is where pre-hospital care can begin.

The College will use their large network of clinicians already experienced in trauma care to deliver training to local community groups and other public cohorts. The first step is ensuring these clinicians are trained and certified to deliver this training locally, in addition to supporting nationwide delivery of this certification with high fidelity training kits containing the essentials to run a Stop the Bleed session.

The ultimate aim is for non-medically trained civilians to know how to manage blood loss until emergency services arrive.

James & I would be enormously grateful of any support you can give for this vital College initiative. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

About the charity

The RCS is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading surgical professional bodies, promoting surgical research, education and training throughout the UK. The RCS is not part of the NHS and relies heavily on donations to maintain its varied programme of clinical research and education.

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