Rhys Hancock, NHS

Rhys began his NHS career in 2011 as a student at Plymouth University, before qualifying and working as a frontline Paramedic in Devon.

After a period of operational practice he moved into Clinical and Quality Improvement, managing projects on Cardiac Arrest, STEMI and Stroke Care. In this role he used data analysis and QI methodologies to inform improvements to patient care provision across the ambulance service.

In his current role, beyond attending to the most urgent patient group, Rhys provides clinical leadership and support to internal matters of clinical technology as SWASFT’s Clinical Safety Officer. This includes the design and implementation of a new Electronic Care System, Vital Signs Monitoring and innovative technologies such as video consultation and GoodSAM Cardiac alerting as well as leading change to vehicle equipment, consumables an design.

Rhys also works with stakeholders and colleagues specifically in BNSSG and Gloucestershire as well as across the South West to deliver service improvement with commissioners and provider colleagues and offers senior clinical advice to staff and managers.

Rhys also authored and edited the national JRCALC clinical guidelines for ambulance services, recently published in 2019, where he updated and wrote new guidance driving national change towards non-conveyance and evidence based care to paramedic practice on a breadth of clinical topics.

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