Charity Volunteer Staff
Dr. Theo Weston MBE
Having been a GP at the Birbeck Medical Group, Penrith since 1992 Theo has now retired from this Practice at the end of June 2015. He was instrumental in launching the Penrith BASICS Scheme. Theo helped start up BASICS NW in 2013 and has been Chairman since then.
Dr. John Oates
Medical Vice Chair
Mr. Martin Ball
Paramedic Vice Chair
Martin is a paramedic with the North West Ambulance Service, who has supported the charity for many years.
Mr. Mark Turner
Non-Medical Vice Chair
Ms. Vanessa Smith
Vanessa is the BASICS North West Secretary, she minutes all of our meetings and assists with document holding for clinical governance. Having joined the ambulance service in 2012 she is currently the MERIT Project Officer for the ambulance service and provides a vital link between the ambulance service and the charity.
She strives for excellence, is passionate about charity work, as well as being a mother!
Dr. John Ferris
Clinical Governance Officer
Dr. Michael Stewart
Michael is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, based in the Major Trauma Centre at Royal Preston Hospital.
He responds for NWAS as a MERIT and BASICS doctor.
Dr. Douglas Davies
Doug has been involved in pre-hospital care since 2001 in mountain rescue teams, the ambulance service, event and expedition medicine, and most recently BASICS.
Dr. Scott Beattie
Scott comes from an Emergency Medicine background and having completed his EM training he is now undertaking formal pre-hospital sub specialty training in the West Midlands.
To continue our vital work we are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with experience in community and corporate fundraising, to sit on our committee
- New funding streams
- Community engagement events
- Fundraising strategy
- Corporate fundraising
This is a voluntary position, with full voting power on the committee. As a fundraising lead you will be expected to have:
- Energy and enthusiasm
- Interest in supporting the work of the charity
- Team spirit
- Positive approach to meeting new people
- Ability to professionally represent the charity at all levels
If this sounds like the role for you then please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat!
Mr. Craig Hooper
NWAS Link Officer
Having worked within the medical sphere for over 16 years Craig has undertaken a wide range of clinical, educational and managerial roles. Between 2000 and 2006 Craig was employed as a forces medical technician of which his main responsibilities consisted of the clinical management of surgical, medical and psychiatric patients by arranging specialist care according to needs. Additional to this, he also became a medical instructor for various unit's specialising in clinical practice within austere environments.
Ed is a consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at Royal Preston Hospital, the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria.
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.
Steve is an Advanced Paramedic with the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust based within the Cumbria & Lancashire locality. Steve is also a HEMS Paramedic with the North West Air Ambulance Charity and undertakes regular operational shifts responding to high acuity incidents across the NW region.
Dr. Graeme Spencer