Our Strategic Objective:
“Ensure all NARU activity remains patient focused and promotes the best patient outcomes.”
Key Deliverables for 2022/23:
- Review and develop clinical provisions associated with the interoperable capabilities to ensure they meet the requirements of NARU’s objectives.
- Facilitate an effective interface between key clinical stakeholders including; NHS England Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and the National Ambulance Service Medical Directors Group (NASMeD).
The Clinical Department mainly comprises the work of the NARU Medical Advisor, Dr Phil Cowburn MBE, who is a specialist doctor nationally recognised as a subject matter expert in pre-hospital medicine.
As well as providing clinical advice to NARU, the Medical Advisor Chairs our Clinical Sub-Group which is responsible for supporting clinical standards and developments across the interoperable capabilities.
The Medical Advisor is also a member of both the NHS England Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and the National Ambulance Service Medical Directors Group (NASMeD) and ensures these groups are briefed on the interoperable capabilities, and works with them to ensure the ambulance response to high-risk incidents remains clinically effective.
The advisor also works closely with the NARU Education Centre to develop and assess clinical scenarios for our specialist responders.