Expert care in the air
Highly trained medical and inflight teams
One of the things that sets Capital Air Ambulance apart from other air ambulance operators is the calibre of our team.
Founded in 1991, the Capital Air Ambulance medical team is led by Dr Terry Martin, Associate Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, who has a background in emergency medicine, aerospace medicine and pre-hospital medical care. The multilingual team is comprised of experienced doctors and nurses from the specialties of adult intensive care and acute/emergency medicine, paediatrics, neonatal intensive care and psychiatry.
Our pilots and operations staff are available at short notice 24/7 and will also liaise with medical staff caring for the patient at both ends of the journey.
The high standards of care provided in every case handled by Capital Air Ambulance is representative of the work done by its Medical Director, who holds an honorary position with the industry regulator (EURAMI - the European Aeromedical Institute). Dr Martin is the Chairman of EURAMI’s committee on international standards for air ambulance services and his influence has led to Capital working closely with EURAMI, and playing its part in helping to define the standards for air ambulance operators across the world.
Dr Terry Martin
In addition to managing the UK’s largest air ambulance service, Dr Terry Martin is a Consultant and Associate Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.
Dr Martin started his career as a Royal Air Force doctor, qualified as a helicopter pilot and has been involved in the organisation, practice, research and teaching of civilian and military aeromedical transport since 1983. Previous roles include Chief Medical Officer at Europ Assistance, Trauma Registrar with the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Senior Medical Officer at the former RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine and Locum Director of the Medical Service of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Dr Martin is an examiner for the Diploma of Retrieval and Transport Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has similar links with other universities around the world.
Captain Malcom Humphries
MD, Chief Pilot and Training Captain
Captain Malcolm Humphries is the Managing Director, Chief Pilot and Chief Training Captain for Capital Air Ambulance.
He has held these posts for more than twenty years and has vast experience and knowledge of air ambulance and corporate operations. Captain Humphries has over seventeen thousand hours of flying time and is both an instructor and examiner.
Lisa Humphries holds the post of Accountable Manager and has over 30 years’ experience in aviation having previously worked for an airline.
Lisa started Capital Air Ambulance with her husband, Malcolm, more than 25 years ago. She has served on the board of the Devon Air Ambulance and is on the Executive Committee of the British Gliding Association.
Business Development Manager
Glenn Salt is responsible for the business development of Capital Air Ambulance, having more than twenty years’ experience in aviation, particularly worldwide air ambulance operations. Glenn has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of customer requirements together with long haul air ambulance jet experience.
Chief Flight Nurse
Dominic has worked with Capital Air Ambulance since 2012 when, at the time, he also worked as a charge nurse at the Southmead Hospital in Bristol, the third biggest intensive care unit in the UK.
He joined Capital initially as a part-time flight nurse coordinator with enormous critical care and major trauma experience. Since then he has acquired significant experience in aeromedical transport and also in the logistics, management and organization of patient transfers and retrievals. His role also includes CQC compliance management and teaching aeromedical and life support skills and competencies.
Despite this now full-time position at Capital, Dominic remains an intensive care nurse for the NHS in Bristol.