David is responsible for the NARU team that design and deliver a range of EPRR related educational modules, courses and exercises. David holds a plethora of academic qualifications in both education and disaster management and strives to ensure that the patient is the focus of every course. Building on his EPRR role in SECAmb, David was seconded to the Police National CBRN Centre with responsibility for the development of competency based multi-agency command training.
Key achievements include developing and implementing the National training and education for Hazardous Area Response Teams and planning national live exercises. David has developed and maintained close links with other service EPRR colleges and has established excellent International links, always sharing best practice and benchmarking NARU courses. The Education Centre has won various awards and now holds the Skills for Health Quality Mark as a recognised NHS Education provider.
In 2013 David was decorated with the Queen’s Ambulance Medal for Distinguished Service and in 2014 David was the only Ambulance finalist in the Health Service Journal Rising Stars Category. Being a national role David spends many nights of the week away from home and he is grateful for the support of his family. Off duty David is keen on military history and is both Chairman and Parade Marshal for a branch of the Royal British Legion, which reflect on his 14 years military service.