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atls-uk email alert list

The atls-uk mailing list is hosted by for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and enables Course Directors, as well as the college, to rapidly and efficiently contact ATLS instructors in the UK.

There are 1300 ATLS instructors in the UK and around 220 provider courses are run each year. Occasionally instructors may need to drop out of a course at short notice and course directors find it very difficult to fill such spaces. Now, one email should contact most of the ATLS instructor community.

The list should not replace the normal methods of contacting faculty to teach on courses, but should be more an 'emergency contact' system.. To this end, initially at least. we will only approve requests for faculty within 6 weeks of the due course date.

The list is closed, moderated and very secure. All messages are approved by one of the list moderators before they can be forwarded to the ATLS instructors. Only ATLS instructors can be members of atls-uk, and the list is confidential and will not be released to any third-party.

Course directors can send a message to the ATLS instructor body by emailing :

If you are an ATLS instructor, please send an email to to be added to the list. Please include your (non-electronic) mailing address and telephone contact number for verification purposes.

Questions and comments can be directed to, or directly to the list moderators Karim Brohi ( or Samantha Dilgert (

External Links:
Royal College of Surgeons of England, Raven Department of Education
American College of Surgeons, ATLS

Note: We do not run provider courses. We do not keep lists of provider courses. We cannot help you get on a provider course. Contact your national ATLS controlling body for information on provider courses.