Andre Pilling Paramedic Practitioner
Andre joined the NHS in 1995, starting his career as a Blood Collection Team Assistant with the National Blood Transfusion Service in Cornwall. In April 2000, he trained as an Ambulance Technician attending 999 calls for Hampshire Ambulance Service and in 2006, transferred to the South Western Ambulance Service in Wiltshire completing his Paramedic Foundation Degree at the University West of England. In 2010 he became a Paramedic Practice Placement Educator/Lead Paramedic training, mentoring and assessing Emergency Care Assistants and student Paramedics.
After 5 years as a Rapid Response Car Paramedic in Trowbridge, he finally left front line emergency work starting as an Emergency Practitioner at Trowbridge Minor Injury Unit. Over the last two years he has trained in the management of simple and complex wounds, fractures and dislocations as well as same day acute illnesses such as chest pains. He has also completed forensic training with local police forces for sexual offences examination and management of detainees and offenders in line with criminal justice provisions. He has completed the Emergency Practitioner and Minor Injuries and Illness in Children modules at the University West of England both at master’s level working towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice.
He joined Gillingham Medical Practice in September 2019.