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Author C.V

Professional Qualifications:

  • IHCD Ambulance Aid/Technician Certificate
  • IHCD Paramedic Certificate
  • UK Resuscitation Advanced Life Support Providers Certificate
  • HSE First Aid at Work Instructor and Assessor Certificate
  • NVQ Level 3 in Leadership and Management

Teaching Experience:

  • Former Guest Lay-lecturer – FdSc Paramedic Course – Portsmouth University
  • Taught and Assessed First Aid at Work to NHS and Local Authority employees


  • Professional Paramedic Development Award
  • Gold Medallist Shukokai Cheshire Karate Championships

Published Books:

  • The Dark Side – Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic – The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly (2013)
  • The Dark Side Part 2 – Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic – The Traumatic, the Tragic and the Tearful (2014)
  • The Lighter Side - An NHS Paramedic's Selection of Humorous Mess Room Tales (2015)

Now in Paperback

The Dark Side paramedic book in paperback

A Bit About Me

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Coming Soon!

The Lighter Side - Part 2, a new book from Andy Lighter-Side-Part-2-maskedslideThompson coming in 2021. Like the first, it will have you laughing out loud then wondering if you should!