John Black

College Lecturer in Medicine (Anatomy)

John Black has been a College Lecturer in clinical medicine (anatomy) since 1997. He trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and qualified as a doctor in 1984. After completing his postgraduate training he was appointed a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in 2001 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

John joined the Board of the South Central Ambulance Service Foundation Trust in 2010 as Medical Director. His role is to support the strategic clinical direction of South Central Ambulance Service and, together with the Director for Patient Care, to provide assurance on the standards of emergency and urgent pre-hospital clinical care.

John was seconded as a Medical Adviser to the Department of Health’s Emergency Preparedness Division to support the roll out of the National Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) programme 2006-2008. He also supported a number of Department of Health work streams to enhance NHS Resilience and Response for Major Incidents.

John represents The College of Emergency Medicine and currently chairs the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM), which has overseen the General Medical Council approval of this new medical sub-specialty, and the approval of new postgraduate PHEM training programmes in England, Scotland and Wales.

John is a member of the National Ambulance Service Medical Director’s Group, and is also a member of the Army Reserve (Defence Medical Services).

He has published on a range of clinical subjects in cardiothoracic surgery, circulatory support, emergency medicine and resuscitation and has published chapters on pre-hospital trauma care, paediatric trauma management in the emergency department and major incident management. His main area of current clinical research interest is in resuscitation from out of hospital cardiac arrest.

John was appointed a Queen’s Honorary Physician (Civilian) in 2009 and Honorary Consultant Civilian Adviser in Emergency Care to the British Army in 2013.

He lives in Oxford with his family and continues to play hockey at Oxford Hawks.

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Biomedical Sciences

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