Specialist Paramedic Practitioner
John is a specialist paramedic practitioner in primary care for a group of medical practices in South Cambridgeshire. He qualified as a paramedic in 2014 and spent some time in a pilot project for admission avoidance for over 65s. After this project became mainstream it got moved under a different community team and John moved back to mainstay ambulance work. He joined the locality training and mentorship team and moved into management soon after. He has always had an interest in non-clinical skills including human factors, communication and particularly in the specialist groups of cognitive impairment i.e. learning disabilities and dementias. Much of this stems from having a daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also from his work in the specialist team. This led to taking on the role of locality dementia strategy lead before eventually moving on to work in primary care. Alongside his clinical career John took a part time role as associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and teaches on both the DipEd and BSc courses. This helps him to keep up his emergency skills while also teaching the next generation of paramedics.