Simon is a Consultant Paramedic with lead responsibility for emergency care within the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. As deputy head of profession, Simon works as part of the senior clinical and operational management team within the trust, providing senior clinical leadership and delivering expert clinical practice. Alongside his responsibilities in Yorkshire and as a trustee of the charity, Simon continues to undertake clinical shifts as a Critical Care Paramedic as part of the Magpas Air Ambulance team and is part of the Magpas teaching faculty for training in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
Simon started his career as a nurse, qualifying in London in 1998 and working in the speciality of emergency nursing. In 2001, Simon joined the London Ambulance Service (LAS), qualifying as a Paramedic in 2002 and an Emergency Care Practitioner in 2004. In 2005 Simon moved from the LAS to the East of England and joined Magpas at the start of 2007. Later that year Simon trained as a HEMS Critical Care Paramedic as part of the first East of England cohort.
Since 2001, Simon has served as a reservist Nursing Officer in the British Army and has undertaken operational tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Simon also continues to teach as a visiting lecturer at a number of universities across Yorkshire on both undergraduate and postgraduate paramedic training programmes and undertakes duties as an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, for both the diploma (DipIMC) and fellowship (FIMC) in Immediate Medical Care. Simon also sits on the Consultant Paramedic steering group of the College of Paramedics. In 2016 Simon was one of the first paramedics in the UK to be awarded the Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care (FIMC) and is now currently exploring commencement of doctorate in clinical practice.
In the limited free time left, Simon enjoys outdoor activities and exploring the Yorkshire countryside, reading and the gym.