Lieutenant General Sir Paul Newton KBE CBE

PTCF Ambassador

Lieutenant General Sir Paul Newton KBE CBE spent 38 years in the British Army. He completed his military career as a member of the Army’s main Board of Directors and in command of over 16,000 service personnel, responsible amongst other things for all Army training.

He is the founder and co-Director of PNC Strategic Advisers Ltd, a consultancy supporting public and private sector clients to build teams capable of succeeding in a complex, volatile world. Paul also founded the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter. As Professor of Strategy, he created a unique MA in applied security strategy, offering a blend of education and experiential training, designed to equip future leaders to operate under intense pressure. He was Knighted in 2012.

“I am proud to be a PTC ambassador. PTC is transferring invaluable practical knowledge and skills, helping create high performing teams where they are needed most. Teams that are better able to save lives under the most intense pressure, by immersing practitioners in relevant, realistic training.”

Shan Martin

PTCF Ambassador

Shan is an HR Consultant, with over 30 years’ experience operating at senior level.  She is also the Director of Little London Brides, a bridal business founded with her daughter.  Shan is a Patient Representative for Major Trauma and a major trauma survivor.  She plays an active voluntary role both internationally and nationally, in support of continued improvements in major trauma care and rehabilitation.

Shan avidly supports PTCF:

“PTCF is giving clinicians in developing countries, the ability to save thousands of lives of victims of major trauma.  We must keep sharing the learning and expertise, that patients like myself received, to continue to save thousands more lives and prevent unnecessary disabilities”.

Advait Gandhe

PTCF Ambassador

Mr Advait Gandhe BSc (Hons) MB BS(Lon) FRCS (T&O) DIP Graphic Design

Ad is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust in the UK, where he is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer. Ad has relentlessly pursued his passion for making education high quality and working as faculty on various national and international educational groups, including the AO Foundation. He founded and is CEO of Amodisc Ltd, which focuses on developing technologies that enable the global spread of surgical training. He is also Founder and Inventor, of Touch Surgery (Digital Surgery Ltd) which has already made a game-changing impact on the way surgery is taught worldwide.

Ad is a strong advocate for Primary Trauma Care Foundation:

“Quality of healthcare should be the same everywhere, without economic or geographical prejudice. Quality can only be assured through education. PTC courses deliver health education where it’s needed most.

Deepa Bose

PTCF Ambassador

Deepa Bose MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MSc Orth Eng, MSc Med Edu

Ms. Deepa Bose has been a consultant in orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, since 2009. She completed an MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff in 2010 and has been a regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands.  She is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics. With a desire to promote and encourage teaching in orthopaedics in developing nations, Deepa gained the Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 2011.  She is the Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern UK, a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association, and a charity which focuses on teaching orthopaedics in low resource countries. She has been on the Emergency Response Team of UK Med, a first response team for international disaster relief, since 2012.

‘I saw first-hand the effect the PTC course had on participants in Uganda; it increased their knowledge and confidence in managing life-threatening conditions in trauma situations’.