To ensure that A&A Training maintain its excellent reputation, we ensure that our instructors are high calibre clinicians. All instructors must have clinical credibility, post registration qualifications in appropriate topics and a teaching qualification.
We are proud to have a wealth of highly skilled instructors that are senior nurses or doctors and have worked within the NHS.
Chris - Senior Nurse in Cardiology
I have worked for A&A Training on an ad hoc basis since 2007. This has taken me to areas that I would not have otherwise experienced. I also have a clinical job within the NHS.
My clinical background is predominantly Cardiology. In my current role, I set up and run an emergency chest pain assessment service. This is based within the Emergency Department of a large District General Hospital, however the service does encompass the whole hospital. My role is overwhelmingly clinical and involves the assessment, examination and treatment of patients presenting with chest pain. It also involves ensuring that our treatment protocols are evidence based and current.
I am a qualified Nurse Practitioner and non-medical prescriber. I have also worked as a Lecturer Practitioner within a University as part of the team delivering the Nurse Practitioner course.
Aside from this, I am an Advanced Life Support Instructor and a Generic Instructor Course Instructor for the Resuscitation Council (UK).
Marcus - Experienced Emergency Department Nurse - specialising in Child Protection
Marcus qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2003 and began his career in emergency nursing whilst completing a further degree in children's nursing in 2005 and a diploma in tropical nursing. In 2006 he took a year away from the NHS to work in South Sudan with Medicines Sans Frontieres before returning to the UK to continue his career in emergency care. He worked as lead paediatric emergency nurse before taking up the role of emergency nursing lead for both adults and paediatrics in 2011 in a large teaching hospital in Surrey. He left in July 2012 to work with A&A Training.
He continues to work in emergency care, as well occasional healthcare work in the film and television industry. He is a qualified advanced life support provider for both adults and children.