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David Saxby

College Area: East Midlands

I registered as a Paramedic following the completion of a DIP HE in Paramedic Practice at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007. I have worked for the East Midlands Ambulance Service as an ambulance and fast response vehicle paramedic and as a Clinical Team Mentor. Currently, I work as a Paramedic Pathfinder Lead that still involves time spent as a frontline clinician. I have topped up my basic qualification to a BSc (hons) in Paramedic Science with Teesside University and I will complete an MSc in Health and Social Care Leadership this year (2016). Outside of work, I am a husband and dad and enjoy climbing, cycling, running and being in the mountains. 

What is your one most important benefit of being a member and why?

I benefit from national representation and recognition for my profession taking responsibility for its own future.

What led you to become a College council representative?

The opportunity came along to stand in the running to represent the East Midlands so I applied and was successful. 

How would you like to see the College develop over the next five years?

- Continue membership growth and attain Royal College Status

- Set out and standardise clear scopes of practice and educational requirements for Specialist and Advanced roles