GUSI in the UK

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GUSI teaches and advocates for Point of Care Ultrasound in the United Kingdom and beyond

FREE Web Conference:
Improving diagnosis in General Practice
‘The merits of Point of Care Ultrasound ’

We cordially invite you to our upcoming free web conferences: Improving Diagnosis in General Practice: The Merits of Point of Care Ultrasound.  Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 18:00 GMT +1, for an insightful discussion on how Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is transforming diagnosis and patient care.

The virtual format allows you to participate at a time and place that suits you. You
can choose whether to join online on the day or catch up on what you miss after the event.
The conference will review the evidence and clinical applications of Point of Care
Ultrasound in General Practice, with expert speakers demonstrating how USS
imaging techniques can be used to reach faster and more accurate diagnoses at the bedside. Also, will explore the curriculum components deemed to be essential to train GPs moving forward.
Who should attend?
  • GP Trainers & Trainees, GP Training Programme Directors, Academic GPs
  • Heads of Foundation and GP Schools, Training Hub Directors/Managers
  • Medical Journal Editors, Integrated Care Board and Hospital Trust Responsible Officers
  • Any clinician working in primary care
Event benefits
  • Learn about the latest published evidence
  • Dedicated Q&A with the experts
  • Recordings of the entire programme available post-event
  • Earn 1 CPD point and a certificate of attendance

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, June 26.

~ Pascual and the GUSI Team

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GUSI Courses in the United Kingdom

Looking for Point of Care Ultrasound training, education, resources and support? Global Ultrasound Institute offers a wide range of online courses, in person events, webinars and on-premise opportunities, including:

and more!


Meet the GUSI UK Team

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Education Director, UK & Europe

Pascual Daza-Ramirez

Laura Holmes

Laura Holmes

Scott Rogers

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Duane Smith

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Education Director, UK & Europe

Pascual Daza-Ramirez

Dr Pascual Daza-Ramirez, MD MBA MRCGP MPH(Cantab) EIA(EMCC) BMUS, is a Senior Hon. Clinical Lecturer of Exeter Medical School (UK), a GP Trainer and Educational Supervisor (Health Education England) and a Senior Mentor to newly qualified Family Physicians enrolled in the Fellowship Programme of South West of England NHS Leadership Academy. 

He is an attending Family Medicine Physician (General Practitioner) at Middleway Surgery, where he is the lead Research Physician, near Carlyon Bay in St Austell on the south coast of Cornwall (UK). 

Pascual runs in person POCUS training courses three times a year in Cornwall (UK). He also has served as an instructor on the “London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Ultrasound Course for the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene” (London). In the last twelve months he has trained over sixty junior doctors  (residents) ultrasound imaging acquisition techniques and clinical image interpretation.

Pascual was born and educated in Barcelona (Spain) where he gained his medical degree from UB (la Universidad de Barcelona) Medical School and his MBA qualification from European University Business School. He completed postgraduate training in Family Medicine (General Practice) in Truro (Cornwall) followed by academic training in Public Health and Epidemiology at Cambridge University and Pharmaceutical Medicine at Cardiff University in Wales (UK). He is a member of the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioner (RCGP) in England.

Pascual’s hobbies entail dinghy sailing, playing tennis, and competing in local amateur tournaments.  He also has an interest in guitar playing (mainly flamenco with occasional attempts at blues and jazz with his Gibson Les Paul), but feels he is not good enough to play in public yet.

Laura Holmes


Laura Holmes

Laura Holmes BSc (Hons) PGDip is a Sonographer having trained in Diagnostic medical imaging at the University of Exeter followed by a PGDip Medical Ultrasound at City, University of London. Laura has been scanning for 12 years working in both the NHS and private sector scanning general abdominal, obstetrics and gynecology, renal, and testes ultrasound where she has also had the opportunity to train other student sonographers. She has been approached to assist in the training of POCUS by a local GP and is excited to teach others what she has learned over the years. She hopes this will benefit many patients enabling them to receive more timely diagnoses and treatments. 
In her spare time, Laura loves to sing, sea swim, and bake for her family and friends
Scott Rogers


Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers BSc, MSc, is a Sonographer having trained in Diagnostic medical imaging at St. George’s Medical School London followed by an MSc in Medical Ultrasound at the University of the West of England. Scott has been scanning for many years, working in both the NHS and private sector in general abdominal, urology, gynaecology and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Scott has a passion for teaching and has trained numerous candidates from various universities and hospitals and is enthusiastic for the benefits POCUS brings to healthcare.

Scott was born in Cornwall, UK but grew up on the west coast of Canada. He has since returned to Cornwall where he lives by the sea with his family. When he is not organising study days or preparing university lectures, Scott enjoys a quiet glass of wine and good jazz.

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Duane Smith

I am currently working as an echocardiographer within Ultracardiac Ltd (a private company operating in the South-West of England). Prior to this I worked at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, initially as a Healthcare Support Worker then progressing in the field of healthcare over a 7-yr period, gaining experience within Cardiac, Vascular and Respiratory Sciences, specialising in Cardiology. I went on to complete a MSc in Cardiac Science at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside completing a Scientific Training Programme allowing me to hold the title of Clinical Scientist in the UK. I am both SCST and BSE accredited, specialising in Echocardiography. I am also an end-point assessor for Bristol University, assisting in the growth of Cardiac Physiologists in the UK.

I am passionate about healthcare development, education delivery and optimising patient care. I am excited to be given the opportunity to work with the GUSI team to provide POCUS training to primary healthcare providers, aiming to streamline patient care delivery in the UK, reducing waiting times and unnecessary referrals.

GUSI Training and Events in the United Kingdom

Get in Touch with GUSI’s UK Team

Would you like more information about the courses and events Global Ultrasound Institute offers in the UK? Get in touch with our local team and we’ll follow up with you as quickly as we can to find out what you need and how we can help you – or your team – gain POCUS mastery.

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