Tim Beacon

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Beacon

About Tim

Tim travelled widely as a young man and taught outdoor pursuits overseas; following many adventures, in his early twenties he trained as an Operating Department Practitioner and subsequently became an Assistant Training Co-ordinator for the NW Thames Health Authority. During that time, Tim set up an outdoors adventure training company, running personal development courses, predominantly for healthcare staff, these received approval from Royal Colleges and were included as modules on degree courses, with one filmed as part of an ITV series on the John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford.

Tim has spent 13 years in the Orthopaedic Medical Devices industry, focusing on Trauma, spinal surgery and joint replacement. Tim is also an ambassador of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation, having directed numerous programmes, and supported multiple research initiatives. Two of the latest papers he co-authored were on Laparoscopic Surgery, and affordable inhaled medicines for the LMIC environment.

Tim has led a varied life; he has been both a University healthcare lecturer and civilian lecturer on the UK Special Forces Patrol Medical Course – he is the only civilian to have ever completed this course. This came in particularly useful when running Primary Trauma Foundation courses in Africa. Tim has completed a post-graduate diploma in Travel Health at Glasgow Medical School (see his thesis on ‘What Makes a Good Expedition Medic’ here) and has written a book called “The Gap Year Handbook: An Essential Guide to Adventure Travel”. (Click here for a free download). He has also completed and spoken on the ‘Anaesthesia for Developing Countries’ Course run by the University of Oxford.

Tim has been a regular speaker on BBC radio and has lectured globally at conferences and institutions on a wide variety of healthcare topics, and he has been a visiting examiner for degrees and masters programmes globally.

In his spare time Tim loves to play the guitar in the Church Band, cycle and walk the family dog. He also leads a week long children’s camp for Mid Wessex Christian Camps.

Tim is also a Trustee of a Christian Book Shop, the Oasis Christian Centre in Romsey and was Chair of Governors for nine years for his local Lower School.

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One of the easiest ways we can make budgets go a long way is the sensible use of equipment no longer required in the West. This recycling is very effective. Please do contact us for further details if you think you have equipment of any sort that may help.

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