The Development Team
The Prehospital Care Programme was founded by a Development Team, which remains at the centre of the management of the Programme. It is representative of the different stakeholder groups involved in the programme, and the individuals involved were handpicked as people who would share the same vision, are positive role models, and would be committed to the Programme. The Development Team shares a vision of what medical education can be.
Dr Anne Weaver — Lead Clinician
Dr Weaver is the Lead Clinician for the Prehospital Care Programme, in addition to being a Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Prehospital Care at The Royal London Hospital, and Lead Clinician for HEMS. Dr Weaver has years of experience in Prehospital Care in the UK and Australia, and has supported the Programme from the start. Dr Weaver organises the mentoring of the other medical students by the HEMS registrars.
Mr Craig Cassidy — Lead Paramedic
Craig is the Lead Paramedic for the Prehospital Care Programme, and a LAS First Responder Paramedic and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Craig mentored Dr Emma Lightbody, the founding Lead Student, encouraging her learning in Prehospital Care. Craig supported the development of the Programme from the very first ideas, and has been instrumental in securing additional LAS Paramedics to mentor the increasing number of medical students.
Dr Danë Goodsman — Academic Lead
Dr Goodsman is the Academic Lead for the Prehospital Care Programme, and has secured the development of the Programme as part of the Student Selected Study Components in the undergraduate curriculum at Barts & The London School of Medicine. Dr Goodsman also provides support to all of the mentors involved in the team, via the Trust Teacher’s Programme.