Richard Ward

Richard Ward BSc PGCert MCPara FHEA

Richard Ward

Richard Ward

Clinical Education Facilitator

Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education and Health

Richard Ward is the Clinical Education Facilitator and Course Leader in the Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

Richard has been in the ambulance service for 10 years, working in a variety of roles. He graduated with a first class Paramedic Science degree from the University of Hertfordshire in 2011. As a student he worked for London Ambulance Service in the North East of the capital, while holding a bank contract as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT.)

Richard then went on to work for South East Coast Ambulance Servce in Surrey, where he completed Level 7 study in mentorship. He spent several years there before moving to North Kent to fulfill a full time post as a Clinical Team Leader. While in this position Richard carried out the role of Medicines Management and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Leader for the area, as well as managing a team of clinicians and precepting new staff.

Richard soon became an acting Station Manager and worked an on-call rota, acting as a Bronze Operational Commander for the county in frontline operations, as well as spending some time in control.

Richard's interest in education then took over, and he moved into the Trust's Clinical Education department. Here he worked as a Clinical Education Leader, holding the portfolio for Associate Practitioners and Key Skills, as well as being the Cardiac Arrest Survival Team and Inclusion Working Group Education representative.

Richard has participated in various CPD opportunities including spending time with various Air Ambulance teams, completing a Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course, and completing the Prometheus Medical Ltd Specialist Pre-hospital Emergency Resuscitation Course.

Richard is also registering as a Fellow with the Higher Education Academy and studying for his MSc in Advanced Practice in September 2017.

Previously Held Posts:
  • 2016 - present, Paramedic/Trainer at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2015-2016, Clinical Education Lead,SECAMB, NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2014-2015, Clinical Team Leader, SECAMB, NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2011-2014, Paramedic, SECAMB, NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lecturer across Level 4, 5 and 6 courses on the Paramedic Science programme
  • Personal Tutor Group Leader
  • Teaches resuscitation to healthcare students at the University of Greenwich.

HCPC Registered Paramedic College of Paramedic Member and Representative

Richard's professional interests are focussed around trauma and resuscitation.

Funded research projects

Richard Ward and Kath Jennings have received REF funding for their work:

'An exploratory study of paramedics' perceptions and experiences of recognising, assessing and managing pelvic injuries in pre-hospital situations.'

Ward, Richard (2016) Paramedic and student midwives' experiences of interprofessional learning. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 8 (9). p. 470.

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