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Joined the London Ambulance Service (LAS) in 1980 and became “Extended Trained” (forerunner to “paramedic”) in 1986. Became a Clinical Tutor in 1987 and an Ambulance Service Driving Instructor in 1989. Fulfilled various senior appointments within the LAS Education and Training Department including Head of Paramedic Training.


Although took early retirement in April 2015, returned to the LAS in part time capacity in former role of Senior Clinical Advisor for the Medical Director, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust until March 2017. Also worked as Head of Education and Development for the then West Country Ambulance Services NHS Trust from 2000 to 2002.


Immediate past Co-Vice Chairman and Hon Treasurer of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Is an Examiner for Diploma and Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


Wide ranging operational experience which sadly covers many terrorist incidents, rail disasters, major fires and civil disturbances. However this is tempered with seeing significant developments in the ambulance profession and having had the privilege of being a part of some of those developments.


Hobbies include walking, cycling, canoeing and mountaineering / alpinism. Undertook a sponsored climb of the Matterhorn for Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1986, (initially via the Zmutt Ridge, but due to atrocious ice conditions abandoned it for the safer Hoernli Ridge!). Was for a time a volunteer ranger for the Peak District National Park (1986-88). Actively involved in mountain rescue and has been a full call-out member of the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Group, and since a family move to Staffordshire is now a member of the Derby Mountain Rescue Team covering parts of the Peak District National Park.


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