Capital Air Ambulance appoints new CMO

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Capital Air Ambulance's Learjet 45, Credit Capital Air Ambulance

Capital Air Ambulance (CAA) has announced the appointment of Dr Simon Forrington as its new Chief Medical Officer. The senior aviation physician, who is also a HEMS consultant with North West Air Ambulance Service, has been tasked by the company to lead the expansion of its clinical team.

The appointment is a ‘key landmark in the ongoing expansion campaign’, the UK-based company has said. It is aiming to enlarge its airborne medical team and appoint senior clinicians to support its growth.

“As an experienced senior flight physician with a great deal of experience in the field of aviation medicine, Dr Forrington brings a wealth of expertise to the company and precisely the skill set we need to maintain the high clinical and service standards that have brought CAA this far,” said CAA Founder and Director Lisa Humphries. “I have every confidence that both he and his new team will continue to build on the excellent foundations laid by our former CMO, Dr Terry Martin.”

CAA has also recently acquired a third Learjet 45 and has increased its ground ambulance fleet from two to four.

Dr Forrington added: “This is an exciting time to be appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Capital, and certainly with all the medical and operational personnel I have grown to know in my engagements with CAA over several years. It’s a service where big ambitions are matched by high standards, and I’m delighted to be part of it.

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