I am pleased to announce the following changes to our committee structure of the charity, this was voted on after our last committee meeting and the individuals took post in the first weeks of February.
Dr. Ed Dennison-Davies has agreed to become a Trustee of BASICS NW, Ed is a consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at Royal Preston Hospital, the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria. During his training he also worked as a pre-hospital doctor with Kent, Surrey, Sussex Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) as well as South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) for Children. He is also currently a MERIT doctor for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).
Mr. Chris Percival has agreed to become a Trustee of BASICS NW, Chris is a HCPC registered Paramedic and the Founder & Chief Executive of Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd, with experience in the private events sector, event medical management, training and the NHS Ambulance Service. With a wealth of clinical and management experience ranging from motor sport events and frontline 999 provision to the Tour de France and Glastonbury festival.
With a keen interest in trauma and pre-hospital critical care, Chris has completed an FdSc Degree in ‘Paramedic Emergency Care’, with a Distinction at Oxford Brookes University and is registered with the HCPC as a Paramedic. Chris also holds level 5 membership with the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, The British Association of Immediate Care (BASICS) and is licensed by the Motor Sport Association (MSA) as a registered Paramedic and licensed Rescue Operative. Chris is also a Business Mentor forVirgin Startup and at 23 years old, Chris was the youngest person to be included in the Business Insider magazines ’42 Under 42′ in 2015, of most promising business leaders and entrepreneurs under the age of 42. In 2016 Chris was also included in the list of “100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs” published by Richtopia, alongside Richard Branson and Lord Sugar.
Dr. Nicola Fallon has also stepped down as our Education Lead and this mantle has been taken up by Dr. Tim Smith. Tim is a consultant in emergency care based at the Aintree University Hospital which is part of the Royal Liverpool and Aintree University Trauma Network and is itself a Major Trauma Centre. Alongside his professional responsibilities Tim is a MERIT Doctor for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and is an active responder for BASICS NW and CSI:BASICS in the Cheshire and Shropshire areas.
Both of our new Trustees bring a wealth of knowledge and personal first hand experience of pre-hospital emergency care; with our new education lead we are hoping that the charity will now be able to reach new heights with their managerial and professional expertise.