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Dr. Simon Forrington, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Simon Forrington | Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Simon Forrington is Chief Medical Officer of AMI Global Assistance. He provides medical oversight, direction, and leadership across all AMI-GA clinical affairs spanning aeromedical support, repatriations, clinical governance, and patient safety. Simon is focused on advancing the highest possible clinical quality standards, improving patient outcomes, optimizing operational effectiveness of clinical services, and reducing overall medical costs for clients and across the organisation.

Simon previously served as Chief Medical Director for Capital Air Ambulance (CAA) leading the medical department for the UK’s largest Air Ambulance operator. He leveraged his expertise in aeromedical transportation, gained through his experience participating in over 300 rescue and repatriation missions flown around the world, to become a leading figure in the aeromedical sector. In this role, Simon provided clinical oversight, transfer medicine best practices, and design strategy of the standard-setting NAPSTaR course (Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval). Additionally, he maintained a direct clinical role as a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) Consultant alongside a paramedic and pilot responding to 999 emergencies in the community.

Simon maintains his positions as a trusted advisor to the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) as well as Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. As a board member and Head of Standards for EURAMI, Simon drives quality assurance and has authored air ambulance criteria which is now the industry benchmark for medical retrieval work around the world. His consultancy as Intensivist & Anaesthetist for the largest NHS trust in the United Kingdom includes oversight of ICU quality & safety as well as providing theatre and anaesthesia supervision combined with training for junior physicians.

Simon earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Manchester and his FRCA from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). He completed his post graduate degrees in Medical Education as well as his FFICM (Fellowship of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) to meet the preferred standard of practice for his NHS post. Simon also holds dual CCTs in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) and Anaesthetics programmes through the RCoA.

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