Paul Savage OBE - Maritime Medical Solutions Consultant, Saviour Medical
Paul walked into a Lifeboat station on his 17th birthday and never left, initially volunteering at Poole and now at Tower Lifeboat in London.
With his interest in remote and maritime paramedical medicine he joined the RNLI full time in 2005 as the Clinical Operations Manager. He was responsible for the operational medical response of all of the UK and Eire’s Lifeboat crew, Lifeguards and Flood Response teams, as well as the architect and custodian of the Clinical Governance of the RNLI. He advised on all matters casualty care related - from kit carried, casualty care course design to casualty-friendly boat design
For a complete step change of maritime medicine around the UK, Paul was awarded an OBE in December 2013.
Since 2014 as a self employed consultant, Paul has a mixed portfolio of pre-hospital medical related work, including Clinical Governance and University Lecturing.
Paul is Chairman of the UK Search and Rescue Medical Group which shapes the future and direction of UK SAR medicine, and is a member of the Main Advisory Board and the Training and Standards Board of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital care of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). He is also an instructor for specialist elite sections of the UK Military.