John Horton

Paramedic Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic science

Courses taught: Paramedic Science

Expertise in prehospital emergency care, with particular focus on vehicle extrication, human factors affecting performance and hostile environment control and management.

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Originally trained as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), John became one of the first NHS Hospital Trust Resuscitation Training Officers, training all grades of hospital staff in resuscitation skills appropriate to their role. His interest in prehospital care then led him to develop his clinical skills to manage situations in urban and remote environments delivering care in as diverse settings as Qua Zulu Natal, South Africa, Shenandoah National Park, Washington State and Goa.

He has also provided basic first aid survival training for national and international media teams (BBC, NBC, Fox TV) and teaches for The British Association of Immediate Care (BASICS), delivering advanced clinical training to civilian and healthcare practitioners in the UK and abroad; John is a Senior Examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for The Diploma of Immediate Medical Care (Dip.IMC)

Research interests

  • Pre hospital care
  • Paramedic Science


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  • Masters Medical Education, University of Bedfordshire
  • Bachelors Post Compulsory Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Diploma Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Certificate Remote & Offshore Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Certificate Paramedic Science, University of Hertfordshire

Memberships, editorial boards

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Selected recent publications

Horton, J. Ch 16: Cardiac Emergencies in Trauma in O’Shea, R. 2005 Principles of Trauma Nursing Care. Elsevier

Horton, J. Medical Emergencies in Dentistry. British Dental Association Conference, NEC Birmingham. April 2013