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Voting Positions

Dr. Scott Beattie

Dr. Scott Beattie

Chair

Having graduated from medical school at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester Scott has gone on to complete training in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine.

He works as a Consultant in Salford Royal Emergency Department. He also works as a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Doctor for the North West Air Ambulance and Midlands Air Ambulance. Scott is also an Associate Medical Director for the North West Ambulance Service.
John Carrie

John Carrie

Secretary

John is an Advanced Paramedic for the North West Ambulance Service based in South Manchester.

He has a wealth of pre-hospital experience which he has gained from his background in both Mountain Rescue and his time overseas with the military. John comes from an instructional background, teaching on Paramedic courses as well as tailor made training courses. As if he doesn;t have enough to do, he is also an examiner for the Faculty of Pre-hosptal care Diploma in Immediate Medical Care exam. John is the Secretary and a responding Paramedic for the Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group.

Mark Turner

Treasurer

Dr. Theo Weston MBE

Dr. Theo Weston MBE

BEEP Elected Representative

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.

He is also a Trustee/Executive Member for the National BASICS Organisation. Medical Officer for the Outward Bound UK & International, Risk Management Committee as well as being a Medical Officer on the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, since 1993 and since 2005 he has been a regular doctor working for the Great North Air Ambulance Service, flying with them approximately two days per week. He has recently been employed by the North West Ambulance Service as a major incident doctor (MERIT) and has attended 4 major incidents in the last 10 years. Theo was also awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list in January 2014 for services to trauma care.
Mr. Martin Ball

Mr. Martin Ball

ERLAM Elected Representative

Martin is a paramedic with the North West Ambulance Service, who has supported the charity for many years.

In his spare time, as well as responding voluntarily for NWAS, he manages the equipment for BASICS North West as well as chairing the sub-committee on equipment and drugs. He also manages our website and is an advisor to the other schemes within the North West area. Martin is also Chair of an emerging BASICS scheme covering the Manchester and Lancashire areas.
Mr. Mike Hughes

Mr. Mike Hughes

CSIBASICS Elected Representative

Mike is a final year Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery with an interest in Upper Limb & Trauma Surgery. Mike is also a MERIT Doctor with NWAS.

Mike is an active member of the Cheshire Search & Rescue Team and frequently attends SAR & MR call outs. He also responds for the Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group racking up many serious incidents due to living in the wrong place!
Dr. Douglas Davies

Dr. Douglas Davies

Education Officer

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.

He also holds a first class honours degree in paramedic practice having worked in a variety of settings for both the NHS and private providers. He left the ambulance service to study medicine at Brighton. Now a qualified Doctor and is working towards a career in anaesthetic and critical care.

Dr. John Ferris

Clinical Governance Officer

Dr. Michael Stewart

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.

Non-Voting Positions

Mr. Craig Hooper

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.

He left the MoD in 2006 having had completed a number of operational deployments to pursue a career in the NHS. In 2009, Craig graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Paramedic Practice and gained further clinical experience in the Cheshire & Mersey region before being selected to join the Liverpool based Hazardous Area Response Team. In 2010 he was seconded to the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Resilience department where he designed and developed the North West’s first Tactical Medicine Operations Framework which later became the national standard. In 2012 he completed an Advanced Clinical Practice M.Sc. from the University of Chester and is completing a Professional Doctorate (Ph.D) specialising in Organisational Development in Health Services. Currently Craig manages the NWAS Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT).

Trustees

Nigel Robinson

Trustee

Ed Dennison-Davies

Trustee

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).
Dr. Graeme Spencer

Dr. Graeme Spencer

Trustee

KK Chan

Trustee

Mark Turner

Trustee

Steve Bell

Trustee

Steve is a Consultant Paramedic with the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. 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.

Steve’s professional interest lies within resuscitation and critical care and he represents NWAS as the Clinical Lead within the Lancashire & South Cumbria Major Trauma Network. Steve is keen to support the delivery of high quality pre-hospital care across the region.

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