CSI BASICS Chair
Full time GP in Crewe
Responds around Cheshire area
Graeme also teaches on both ALS and MIMMS courses.
As part of Volunteers week, we asked Dr Spencer some more in depth questions about his activities within the organisation…
So what is your CSI BASICS role?
And where do you respond?
Usual response a 20 mile radius within South Cheshire
(Further in major incidents, and available as needed when within the North West region)
How long have you been responding as a volunteer for?
I’ve been a BASICS responder across the North West since 1997. Initially with medalert (BASICS scheme in Lancashire at the time), then solo in Cheshire. I was also on the Lancashire Ambulance Service (Before the merger which became NWAS) Major Incident Officer rota whilst in Medalert.
How long have you been associated with CSI BASICS?
I’m the founding Chair of CSI BASICS which started in 2011
What motivates you to volunteer?
I’m motivated by incredible satisfaction when I can be part of a team that makes a real difference to people on the roadside with major illness or injury. I have attended over 1500 incidents and counting! I also really like the delivery of our RSI Assist and Trauma courses.
Interests outside of BASICS?
Family, Fell running and running.