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Our News - West Midlands CARE Team


CARE Team News

The West Midlands CARE Team is delighted to share the news that their Deputy Clinical Director, Mr Andy Thurgood, has become the first non-doctor in the UK to be awarded Consultant (Level 8) Practitioner status in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM).  Andy is a consultant nurse and advanced clinical practitioner working in Emergency Medicine in the West Midlands.  He is an examiner for the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care Clinical Standards Committee, co-founder of CitizenAid and Medical Director for the West Midlands Fire Service.

The County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal charity has presented the West Midlands CARE Team with a grant for £30,000 to support its lifesaving work across Birmingham & the Black Country. The grant will be used to fund vehicle maintenance costs, safety equipment and vehicle medical equipment.

The West Midlands CARE Team is pleased to announce that the charity has been selected as one of LoveBrum’s chosen causes for March!  

On Wednesday 16 October 2019 volunteers from the West Midlands CARE Team and Warwick Medical School joined forces with other teams across the UK to take part in Restart a Heart Day.


The West Midlands CARE Team is a charity-funded Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) service that provides clinical support for the West Midlands Ambulance Service.


But just what is Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, and why is it so important?

© West Midlands CARE Team 2018