PRU Medical specialises in creating tailor-made medical courses. Its founder Tom Hewes has been a paramedic since 2004.
Tom worked in an ambulance in Cardiff city centre for 4 years, then alone in a Rapid Response Vehicle for a further 4 years, before becoming a Team Leader in Wales’ first Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). During his career, he has attended many difficult situations, and successfully led his HART team at two Ambulance declared – major incidents.
Tom has received separate letters of commendation from Lesley Griffiths (then – Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Health and Social Services), the Welsh Ambulance Service Chief Executive, the National Ambulance Resilience Unit Medical Director. The Welsh Ambulance Service Medical Director. The Welsh Ambulance Service South East Regional Director, and Dr Robert Davies MBE; for his conduct and clinical abilities.
In 2015, Tom became a lecturer at Swansea University teaching Paramedic Sciences, quickly rising to the position of Senior Lecturer and the Programme Director for the BSc in Paramedic Science .
Tom has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has received the Swansea Universities highly acclaimed ‘Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award, 2017’.
In his spare time, Tom has also been a paramedic adviser to the BBC TV series Casualty, providing both on-set guidance and advice during the script writing process.
‘’I’m dedicated to providing the highest quality clinical education, which meets the specific needs of those attending.’’
Although Tom is the Director and founder of the company, it is managed and run by a team of other equally experienced instructors, who have a huge variety of accolades and experience. PRU Medical only employ HCPC registered, experienced paramedics and other registered health care professionals, who also hold high level teaching qualifications.