Advanced Retrieval Practitioner
PGCert, BSc (Hons), DipIMC (RCSEd)
David began his Paramedic career in Liverpool in 2009 and returned home to Scotland in 2012, working roles in both Forth Valley and Edinburgh before gaining a position with EMRS in 2015. David is currently the lead Retrieval Practitioner for Major Incident response and the introduction of a new electronic clinical database.
During his time with as a Paramedic, David has undertaken varying education including ALS, APLS, PHTLS, BATLS, DipIMC (RCSEd), simulation faculty development courses, project management and also successfully completed London’s Air Ambulance PHCC course in 2015. He has been involved in various publications on end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring, severe hypothermia and prehospital anaesthesia equipment.
Outside of EMRS work, David enjoys being in the mountains and exploring Scotland by bicycle.
James qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse in 2000. He helped establish an Early Onset Psychosis Unit at Lambeth Hospital, London. In 2002 with gentle persuasion from his wife he moved to Scotland where he completed his conversion course to be dual qualified. The vast majority of his post-registration experience has been in emergency nursing. Prior to joining the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service on a temporary contract, he was a Charge Nurse and Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department of the Royal Infirmary of Glasgow.
He enjoys providing critical care and believes strongly that this should be delivered in a compassionate manner.
Away from work James strives to stay in peak physical condition to meet the challenges of the job and the demands of his young family.