Spreading the word

Alongside multi agency partners, presentations have been delivered by NARU’s Head of Education Dave Bull QAM at the CBRN Conference in Leicester and the Defence Academy in Shrivenham.

In Leicester the presentation focused on incorporating realism into NARU education and ensuring that similarities between specialist capabilities are seen as a common foundation. The presentation also raised the risks of cutting education for short term financial gain and the significant impacts with post incident inquiry examples highlighting where lack of training and education was a key contributory factor.

Changing tack and again building on established links, Dave presented to over 200 delegates at the Defence Academy at Shrivenham, where the focus was upon highlighting Ambulance Service major incident capabilities before delegates undertook a topical threat-based exercise in which the military supported the emergency services.

Recently the team at the education centre has also assisted in the delivery of an EPRR strategy workshop for DH, NHS England and Public Health England. Dave facilitated the workshop supported by Sid and Nicola from the education team in this event that demonstrated NARU’s ability to work with and support NHS partners. Feedback from these events has been very positive and the Ambulance Service and profile of NARU has benefited as a result.