In addition to my nursing role I am active in First Aid and Healthcare training and support.
I have worked in pre hospital care in the UK, across Africa, Asia and the Middle East including advising the UAE health services and police on emergency and ambulance care
Training and advice on all aspects of First Aid for both adults and children.
Emergency Care provision in hospital and remote areas including at sea and in the wilderness
Training in emergency and trauma care
Advice on first aid requirements and equipment
Life Support Medics Ltd
Trainer2010 - CurrentProviding training in all First Aid courses, defibrillation and Anaphylaxis. Advising on current medical issues in first aid
UK Government Employee
Clinical Services Manager2009 - CurrentProviding primary and emergency healthcare to patients. leading remote nursing teams. organising training provision. Delivering training in emergency care
Frontier Medical Services
Remote Site Medic100+ Employees 2006 - 2008Various locations as a single or team medic / nurse in remote locations. this included offshore, dessert and jungle. providing medical and emergency care to remotely located teams
Emergency Nurse100+ Employees 1998 - 2009Working as an Emergency Nurse in a large inner city emergency department providing medical and trauma care
Abu Dhabi Government Health Authority
Advisor - Emergency, pre hospital resuscitation care100+ Employees 2008 - 2009Working with government hospitals and the police to improve ambulance provision and training, emergency care procedures & access, and developing resuscitation procedures and policy
Advanced Practice in Health & Social Care
University of Cumbria2010 - 2013A practice and research based degree focusing on skills to improve independent nurse practitioner roles. Based around my practice in Emergency and Primary Care. This training culminated in the ability to work at an advanced level, independently when required. This allows me to assess, diagnose, treat and plan care for patients with a wide range of condtions and is enhanded by the ability to prescribe medicines as an independent nurse prescriber.
University of Lancaster2001 - 2004An additional practice and research based degree in nursing to build upon my nursing diploma and practical experience
Clinical Emergency Care
Liverpol John Moores University2004 - 2005A practical and research based certificate focusing on the clinical needs of patients in emergency care and the mechanisims with which to meet the needs. This encompassed a wide range of clinical situations and appropriate responses
Nursing - Adult
Edge Hill College1998 - 2001Diploma nursing education utilising a combination of college attendance, hospital and community practical work, essay submission, written and practical exams. This experienced covered all aspects of nursing from maternity to later life.
Clubs and Associations
A member of the Royal College of General Practice Foundation (RCGPf)
A Member of the Royal College of Nurses (RCN)