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Graham Percival

Advanced Retrieval Practitioner

Graham completed his general nurse training in 1984 and following specialist training he began his career long involvement in critical care.  He secured his first Charge Nurse post in the Neurotrauma ICU at Middlesbrough General Hospital in 1992.  In 1994 he was appointed Clinical Specialist in ICU at Furness General Hospital and a year later was appointed to the same role in the ICU at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  In 2004, after a number of years with the RAF Reserves, Graham left the NHS and joined the RAF as a Regular Nursing Officer.  Working in a variety of locations his clinical role was as a Team Leader in the Critical Care Air Support Team, transporting critically ill patients to the UK from around the world.  He joined EMRS on a temporary contract in September 2013 and continues to work as a Reserve Nursing Officer with 612 Sqn at RAF Leuchars.

He holds a Further Education Teaching Certificate and has instructed on ALS and BATLS courses. 

Graham has been involved with mountain rescue for many years and has an interest in delivering prehospital care in remote environments and also the training of mountain rescue search dogs.

His hobbies include all year round mountaineering, sea kayaking, mountain photography and DIY.