About citizenAID

Established in 2016, citizenAID is a UK registered charity with a focused mission to prepare individuals, communities and organisations to help themselves and each other when there are multiple casualties, particularly from deliberate attacks.  


citizenAID recognises that this system is fully transferable to any situation where there are multiple casualties.


Why do we need citizenAID?

Many know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after a deliberate attack requires different knowledge and skills.


citizenAID provides this information.


In the minutes following an attack, before emergency services arrive, simple actions like opening an airway or stopping bleeding are vital in saving people’s lives.


citizenAID empowers YOU to do this.


citizenAID helps the general public to stay safe and improvise effective treatment before emergency services are available to provide professional medical support.


citizenAID enables the public to save lives. 

How can citizenAID help you?

citizenAID is a simple system comprising of an award-winning free App, online familiarisation videos, a Pocket Guide, and educational material for both adults and children.


citizenAID has a network of volunteers across the country who share the charity's teaching material.


There are also ambassadors who support our charitable aims and provide a geographical focus to lead the public preparation effort.

The BMA supports medical charity citizenAID
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Our evolution
Co-founders of citizenAID


Major General Tim Hodgetts CBE OStJ QHS

Surgeon General

Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Birmingham.


Mr Andy Thurgood

Consultant in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Medical Director - West Midlands Fire Service

Deputy clinical director - West Midlands CARE team

Professor Sir Keith Porter

Clinical Professor of Traumatology at the University of Birmingham & University Hospital Birmingham.


Professor Peter Mahoney CBE

Consultant Anaesthetist & inaugural Defence Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care.

Trustees (CIO)


- Mr Andy Thurgood (Chair)

- Major General Tim Hodgetts 

- Professor Sir Keith Porter

- Mr Matthew Fernley 

- Mr Steve Bray

- Mr Nigel Barraclough

- Ms Aurelie Hay-David

Directors of citizenAID Ltd

- Mr Andy Thurgood (Managing Director)

- Mr Matthew Fernley (Finance Director)

- Professor Sir Keith Porter

Operations Manager

- Mr Mike Robinson (email)