Our evolution
Co-founders of citizenAID


Brigadier Professor Timothy Hodgetts CBE QHS

Senior Health Advisor to the British Army and  Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Birmingham.


Mr Andrew Thurgood

Consultant in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Emergency Medicine.

Professor Sir Keith Porter

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


Colonel Professor Peter Mahoney CBE QHS PhD

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

Trustees (CIO)


- Brigadier Tim Hodgetts (Chair)

- Mr Andrew Thurgood

- Sir Keith Porter

- Mr Matthew Fernley 

Directors of citizenAID Ltd

- Mr Andrew Thurgood (Managing Director)

- Sir Keith Porter

- Mr Matthew Fernley (Finance Director)

About us

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 recognise 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.

Join us

If you wish to join our community please sign up on the button at the top of the website.

Volunteer opportunity to work with us

We have exciting opportunity for someone who is experienced in administration to support our team. More detail here.

citizenAID is a company limited by guarantee in England (No 10315303) and a charity, registered in England & Wales (No 1176033).

citizenAID HQ, The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL, UK.  M: 07732 252 636

(Web design and graphics - Andy Thurgood)