I spent my childhood years in Oxford where my parents both worked in the local NHS hospital. My father was an anaesthetic physicist at the Radcliffe Infirmary Hospital in Woodstock Road and his passion was for developing anaesthetic equipment. Also, his legacy of inhalers (such as the EMO/OMV) are still used decades later especially in “third world rural environments”.
I did not follow my parents into medicine and decided that a Physics degree from Imperial College, London might offer other challenges. In fact, after a short time in the RAF reserves I changed my mind and a switch to aviation would be desirable. I have been an airline training Captain for the past twenty years, working not only at British Airways but also in recent years with Airbus. I had various pilot management positions in both companies.
Last year I retired from my career in the Airline industry but I still instruct pilots, for about 8 days per month, in Airbus simulators in the UK & France. I have lived in the villages surrounding Windsor for over 40 years with my wife and three children, who have now all flown from the nest. When our children lived at home in Wraysbury, we seemed to be regular visitors to the Wexham Park Hospital A & E with multiple sports injuries! My wife and I are both Community First Responders in Windsor and thus have the opportunity of observing and liaising with the SCAS crews on the “front line”. I am the local CFR co-ordinator and work closely with other volunteers and SCAS full time staff in Berks and Bucks mainly centered around the Hospital at Wexham Park. However, I have been with patients to the hospitals at nearby High Wycombe, Stoke Mandeville and John Radcliffe in Oxford.
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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Talisman Business Centre
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