Tutor is first UK paramedic to receive honour

Published: 5 May 2017 at 14:00

John Horton receives his award

Anglia Ruskin Clinical Skills Tutor receives Fellowship of Immediate Medical Care

An Anglia Ruskin University tutor has become the first UK paramedic to formally receive the Fellowship of Immediate Medical Care during a ceremony in Edinburgh.

John Horton received the FIMC (without examination) award from President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Michael Lavelle-Jones, in recognition of his contribution as an examiner for the college’s Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.

Apart from his role as a Clinical Skills Tutor within Anglia Ruskin’s Faculty of Medical Science on the BSc / Dip HE Paramedic Science courses, John is a Royal College senior examiner for the Diploma and Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care examinations held in Edinburgh.

He is also an Immediate Care Paramedic Practitioner for the BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Scheme (BEARS), a medical charity staffed by volunteer doctors and paramedics which supports The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) in delivering life-saving treatment across the county.

Prior to his current roles, John was one of the first NHS Hospital Trust Resuscitation Training Officers, and his interest in teaching and providing pre-hospital care has led him to roles in South Africa, the United States and India.

John said:

“This is a great honour for me but this award is also for all my paramedic and nurse colleagues as it signals the progression of allied healthcare professionals to the recognition we deserve as pre-hospital immediate medical care practitioners. I am honoured to be one of the pathfinders.”