Today, the College of Paramedics is delighted to announce that Tony Stone has been appointed as our new Head of Clinical Development for Emergency and Critical Care.
Since graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in 2010, Tony has been a paramedic with East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) during which time he has undertaken several secondments. These include the roles of Clinical Field Operations Trainer, Emergency Operations Centre Paramedic and Education and Training Officer.
He joined Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) in 2014 as a HEMS Critical Care Paramedic and gained his EEAST independent Critical Care Paramedic status two years later. In 2017, Tony started in the Patient Liaison Manager role at EHAAT in addition to maintaining weekly clinical shifts.
Tony has previously been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire where he taught all aspects of the Paramedic Science degree course. Outside of his core job, he undertakes ad-hoc Critical Care Paramedic event work for Enhanced Care Services, maintains a bank contract with EEAST, and is currently part of a small group aiming to establish a new BASICS responder scheme in Bedfordshire.
From 2017 to 2019 he was the College’s alternate Trustee for the East of England.
Tony said: “I am truly delighted to be appointed by the College as their new Head of Clinical Development for Emergency and Critical Care. I am very much looking forward to engaging with College membership across the UK, learning from the huge wealth of experience that exists within our profession and creating a forum to share best practice between organisations.
“I plan to champion CPD and education opportunities, develop a core capabilities framework for critical care and promote proposals for advancing clinical practice. Ultimately, I hope to help shape the future of paramedic critical care delivery for the benefit of both the College membership and the patients we serve.”
Tracy Nicholls, CEO of the College of Paramedics said: “I am delighted that Tony has agreed to take on this role with the College of Paramedics. Tony’s experience at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, both providing critical care and as a Patient Liaison Manager will be put to good use in his role as Head of Clinical Development for Emergency and Critical Care. His commitment to his profession is unquestionable and we very much look forward to him joining our dedicated team here at the College.”
Stuart Elms, Clinical Director Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust added: “Tony has been exceptional in every role with EHAAT since he joined us as a CCP in 2014. He embodies everything that an outstanding clinician should aspire to be and we are incredibly happy to support this next part of his journey. This is an exciting time for the College of Paramedics and our profession and I firmly believe that Tony is the ideal candidate to help shape and develop the future of paramedic clinical practice. I personally wish him and the College the very best with this role.”