Beardsell, Dr Iain

Dr Iain BeardsellMB ChB, FCEM


Emergency medicine

Training and education

  • MB ChB (hons) Anatomy and Biochemistry - University of Birmingham medical school, 1998
  • Postgraduate training in Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sydney
  • Member of the College of Emergency Medicine - 2003
  • Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine - 2007
  • CCST (certificate of completion of specialist training), emergency medicine - Wessex, 2008


Dr Beardsell has been a consultant in emergency medicine since May 2006, and joined University Hospital Southampton in May 2008. He is also a member of the medical team on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance.

Dr Beardsell has broad-based training in emergency medicine, including experience in orthopaedics and trauma, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine and acute medicine. He has worked at major teaching hospitals in the UK, including South Manchester, St Mary’s London (Imperial) and St George’s, London, as well as in Australia at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Key achievements

  • Co-author of the best selling examination revision book 'Get Through MCEM Part A MCQs'.
  • Editorial board member and podcast lead for St Emlyn's, an online emergency medicine education resource
  • Speaker at international and national conferences, including European Society for Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Emergency Medicine and SMACC
  • Clinical lead for emergency medicine - 2016 to 18


Dr Beardsell's research publications include:

  • Martin, D, Beardsell, I. Is routine coagulation testing necessary in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain? Emerg Med J. 2012 Mar;29(3):184-7.
  • Beardsell, I, Robinson S. Can emergency department nurses performing triage predict the need for admission? Emerg Med J 2011;28:959-962.
  • Carley S, Beardsell I, May N, et al. Social-media-enabled learning in emergency medicine: a case study of the growth, engagement and impact of a free open access medical education blog. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2018;94:92-96.


You can contact Dr Beardsell via Laura West, ED secretary - call 023 8120 4121 or send an email.