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Andy Newton

Chair

Andy has been at the forefront of development and innovation in the Ambulance Service for more than thirty years, playing a major role in establishing the high reputation of paramedics and has been a leader in practice, education and management in the profession.

He is currently the Chair of the College of Paramedics and Chief Clinical Officer for the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust, Andy was formerly Clinical Director for Sussex Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  He has extensive experience in the ambulance service sector .  He was appointed in September 2005 as the first Consultant Paramedic in the country. He has key roles in the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and many other groups, and has spent the last five years developing educational programmes for paramedics including the critical care paramedic and paramedic practitioner programmes.