Clinical Support Members
Our Clinical Support Members play a key role in supporting our Clinical leads in the delivery of advanced pre-hospital interventions. They care also able assess patients independently and undertake pre-hospital interventions as part of a team response.
Every Clinical Support member is an accredited Pre-hospital Care Provider and is trained to assist with the delivery of pre-hospital sedation and pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia.
A number of our Clinical Support Members hold an emergency driving qualification that allows them to deploy in the role of vehicle commander.
PARAMEDIC / TRAINEE ACP
Neil is a Paramedic currently working as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner and studying for an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at Warwick University.
His background is as a HEMS paramedic for West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and more recently as a HART Paramedic for the trust. This role led to him working with West Midlands CARE Team as a Clinical Support member which he has continued since leaving the service in 2016.
Stuart has over 20 years Pre-Hospital Experience and is a HCPC Registered Paramedic. His current job role is as a Clinical Team Mentor within West Midlands Hazardous Area Response Team. Stuart acts as both Clinical Support and Vehicle Commander.
Stuart has a strong passion for Pre-Hospital Care. Stuart is an active member of United Kingdom Rescue Organisation and World Rescue Organisation Assessing Team. He has also been on 2 International Development Programme trips where he has delivered Extrication and Trauma training packages to both Firefighters and Pre-Hospital Teams
Andrew is a Registered Nurse working at the Regional Major Trauma Centre. He currently works as a Critical Care Outreach Nurse and Site Practitioner at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He is a critical care flight nurse with Air Aliiance Medflight UK.
Andrew has a background in critical care nursing and has been a nurse with the CARE Team since 2012. His interests include critical care, resuscitation, transfer and retrieval medicine.
NURSE / PARAMEDIC
Cat has been a member of the West Midlands CARE Team since 2013. She currently works as a Paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a registered nurse with a background of A&E Nursing and Emergency Medicine Research.
Cat passed the Diploma of Immediate Medical Care in 2017 and has a particular interest in collaborative working and multidisciplinary teams in Pre-hospital care.
PARAMEDIC / TRAINEE ACP
Dan is a Paramedic and Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Emergency Medicine. He is a former Hazardous Area Response Paramedic (HART) and completed his BSc in Clinical Practice and MSc in Critical Care.
Dan applies his pre-hospital knowledge and skills in the Emergency Department but also brings a wealth of experience in the pre-hospital setting to the CARE Team.
Richard is a registered nurse specialising in Emergency Medicine and Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. He is an Emergency Practitioner and currently works as a Clinical Nurse Practitioner in the West Midlands. He is a
Visiting Lecturer at University of Wolverhampton teaching on the Pre-Registration Nursing and Paramedic Programmes and has been a CARE Team Member since 2014. Richard has worked in event medicine for over 10 years across voluntary and private sector at
motorsport, club night, martial arts and festival events. In his spare time he has a passion for amateur dramatics performing in 2+ shows a year.
Ruth is the short ginger one! She is an ST3 Emergency Medicine trainee in the West Midlands.
In general people feel that she's too short for pre-hospital care but she maintains that she's perfectly built to stand up in a helicopter!
Ruth has a keen interest in pre-hospital care and event medicine.
NURSE / TRAINEE ACP
Ash Lowther is a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Emergency Medicine and she has been a nurse with the CARE team since 2010. She served in the Royal Air Force as an Emergency Nurse serving two operational tours in Afghanistan. She has a passion for exploring multi-disciplinary roles within PHEM.
Ash has recently passed the Diploma in Immediate Care at the Royal College of Surgeons (DipIMC RCSEd) and been elected as the Nurse Representative to the Faculty Advisory Board.
She has been known to have the occasional day off where she’d like to be found on a stand-up paddleboard.
Dave is a senior Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in Emergency Medicine, a non-medical prescriber, and is the MBChB Academy Tutor for medical students based in the Emergency Department.
Dave is an MSc level clinician and educationalist leading on simulation development in medical education (MAcadMEd), and is a european instructor and examiner in ALS, APLS, EPALS, NLS, ETC and GIC.
He has over 28 years of clinical experience in critical care and holds a lead role in emergency care with a specialist interest in resuscitation, trauma and education. He holds the DIMC RCS(Ed).
Chris is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. His areas of interest include Risk, Scene Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Resilience.
Chris' pre-hospital experience includes:
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Steve is a Paramedic working in Pre-hospital Care. His area of interest is in working in remote and austere environments as well as primary care.
Steve's experience stems from:
Les is a Senior MSc Level ACP and Independent Prescriber now working in Primary & Urgent Care. He has a background in Military Trauma Nursing and as an Emergency Department Charge Nurse in a Major Trauma Centre.
He has postgraduate qualifications and experience in austere healthcare. He has been an active CARE Team member for over 12 years.
Laurence is an Emergency Nurse and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. He has a wealth of experience in working in both Emergency Departments and Minor Injuries Units in South Staffordshire and the Black Country. He is working towards his non-medical prescribing qualification and joined the team in April 2016.
Laurence has a particular interest in major and minor trauma, resuscitation, orthopaedics, paediatrics and the use of pre-hospital sedation.
Richard is a Paramedic and Assistant Resuscitation Officer. He has completed a PGCert in Global Health and a Diploma in Education and Training.
As a CARE team trainee Richard is building on the wealth of experience he already has.