Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) - The Instructors
Justin Burke-Jones - Course Director
Justin Burke-Jones was a military Combat Medical Technician for 30 years and served in the Falklands, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Germany, Canada, and Afghanistan as well as the UK. He has extensive knowledge of pre-hospital, primary and tertiary care delivery both on the battlefield and in barracks, becoming the first non commissioned MIMMS instructor and course director in the British Army. Justin has designed, planned, implemented and directed joint military and Ulster University short courses in disaster management, as well as a pre-hospital and disaster management competition for the Northern Ireland National Health Service and civilian medical organisations. The Department of General Practice Royal Defence Medical College Birmingham have established him as a visiting lecturer in both Primary Care Management and Major Incident Management. He has designed training courses for pre-hospital and paramedical military medical staff, as well as multi-agency major incident and disaster management practical exercises with casualties. He has produced major incident response plans for military installations worldwide and directed medical cover for military air shows in East Anglia. Justin currently works for West Midlands Ambulance Service as an Emergency Preparedness Manager, where he is responsible for the delivery of Major Incident training to the trusts 4500 personnel. He continues as the Standing Course Director for Military MIMMS at the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine.
Dr Malcolm Russell
Dr Malcolm Russell's first experience of a major incident was as part of a mountain search team in the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing in 1988 (whilst a medical student). He was then involved in a major incident in Scotland as a junior doctor, and then various multiple casualty incidents within the military, sometimes in the role of Medical Incident Officer / Commander. Dr Russell coordinated the first MIMMS course to run in Cyprus and has been actively involved with teaching MIMMS courses in the UK and overseas ever since. He helped author the Military MIMMS course and deliver it to its first NATO audience. Dr Russell lectured at the London Trauma Conference 2008 on the subject of triage and its field practicalities. Dr Russell is an examiner for the RCS Diploma in Immediate Medical Care and he is the Royal College of General Practitioners' representative on the Curriculum Training and Assessment Sub-committee of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.
Dr Jonathan Leach
Dr Jonathan Leach is an experienced pre-hospital doctor who has been involved in major incidents in both the civilian and military sectors, for example he assisted at the Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster in Zeebrugge in 1987. He works on a regular basis for West Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust and for the local BASICS scheme (Mercia Accident Rescue Service) and is fully aware of the requirement for health workers to be both up to date on the management of major incidents and have a shared understanding and framework. Jonathan has extensive postgraduate medical expertise and has been a MIMMS instructor and course director for nearly 10 years, delivering training both in the UK and overseas often when English is not the primary language of candidates.
In addition, the MIMMS faculty includes a wide number of highly experienced medical instructors, all current and highly respected in their field.