John Horton

John was originally a gunner in the RAF Regiment, John changed direction completely in 1986, qualifying as an Operating Department Practitioner, specialising in anaesthetics & recovery.A strong interest in pre hospital care led him to take his clinical skills and knowledge outside the confines of theatres and in 2001, after years of experience gained from study and practical experience in several countries, including South Africa, he was admitted on to the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) register as a qualified paramedic.In 1996 John continued his professional development by gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Post Compulsory Education (PCE) from The Anglia Ruskin University, Essex and in 2010 he was awarded a Master’s degree in medical education by the University of Bedfordshire.In 2012 he received the first ever awarded Certificate of Remote & Offshore Medicine, under the auspice of The Faculty of Informatics, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd.) This certificate was added to the College’s Pre-Hospital Emergency Care certificate, which John gained in 1993 & the coveted Diploma of Immediate Medical Care (Dip.IMC) which he was awarded in 1999.
He has been a RCSEd. Dip.IMC examiner since 2004 and is a regional representative for the College.John is a Trustee of the British Association of Immediate Care (BASICS), a founder member of the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care, a member of the Colleges of Paramedics & Operating Department Practitioners and an active member of his local
Immediate medical care team; BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS).John is a Senior Lecture in Paramedic Science at Anglia Ruskin University and also teaches worldwide for several organisations, including BASICS Education.Experience
John has a wealth of experience to share with RMI students, gained from clinical attachments in Qua Zulu Natal, South Africa, Washington State, USA and from scientific & educational trekking projects in the climatic extremes of Iceland & Goa.He has also amassed 5 years of critical care paramedical experience, working voluntarily on Cambridgeshire’s emergency aeromedical charity, MAGPASWhen not working, John is a keen ultra-marathon runner and in 2009 he successfully completed the event often described as ‘The toughest foot race in the World’ – The Marathon des sables (The Marathon of the Sands) – a run of over 210 kms, across the Moroccan Sarah in 4 days, carrying all personal equipment and food supplies.
In 2014 he also completed the five day, 150kms Everest Trail Race across northern Nepal which raised nearly £2000 for BEARS.Click here to return to Clinicians page