The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

North East

Welcome to the North East Regional page:

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Gordon Ingram
Lead Regional Representative

Jonathan Halcrow
Student Representative

UK HCPC Paramedic with NHS, HEMS, Air Ambulance and private medical company experience.
Experienced operational Paramedic and instructor of high level pre-hospital educational courses.



Foundation Doctor with an interest in Critical Care, Trauma and Simulation




James Durrand

Regional Representative

James is a specialty trainee in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He currently works as a crowd, motorsport and event medical doctor in the North East.


Rob Anderson

Regional Representative

Rob is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care, with over 15 years experience working in the Pre-Hospital environment. This includes working for 2 air ambulance charities in the North of England and frontline service in Afghanistan serving as a medical officer to the Parachute Regiment.



Sergeant Ray Horncastle

Regional Representative

Deputy Chief Firearms Instructor for Northumbria Police Lead Firearms medic instructor. Member of the Northumbria Police clinical governance board. Holds the FREC 4 and PHTLS qualifications.



As you will see from the pictures, the representatives for the North East region have changed.  We hope that as a group, we can bring a wide variety of events, opportunities and learning to those within our region who are interested in Pre-Hospital Care.

Recently all of the representatives met and discussed the aims for the future for the region and we are pleased to say we have some exciting ideas in the pipeline.

Once  the pressure of Covid-19 eases we will be looking to get dates in the diary for a series of events across our North East region which we hope will be of benefit.

Not only do we aim to have shared learning events but we also aim to give those who are keen in participating in the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care the opportunity to sharpen your knowledge and skills in preparation for this.

Keep an eye on our page for more details and hope you are all staying safe.



Useful Links

Ambulance service

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation



Air ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS)


Website / Facebook / Twitter

Local trauma network

Northern England Clinical Networks



Local Universities initiatives websites

Newcastle University School of Medical Education



Other organisations

Newcastle Emergency Medicine Society


Website / E-mail

Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.