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The Team

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Alex and Judi Brazkiewicz formed Holos Healthcare & Training Ltd in 2004 to deliver high quality First Aid at Work training. Alex and Judi between them have over 30 years experience in the Emergency Services and over 40 years training in First Aid and are backed by a passionate team of instructors.

Holos, an Edexcel approved training centre, a member of the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations and of the First Aid Industry Body offers a range of (mainly on-site) training.

These courses range from brief 2-hours introductory seminars, to the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and 3-day First Aid at Work (FAW) - both approved for use in the workplace - to the 5-day Level 2 BTEC First Person on Scene (FPOS) validated by the IHCD & the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons - http://www.holoshealthcare.co.uk/which.htm.

Holos also delivers the 1-day EFAW and 5-day FPOS courses at a range of locations - http://www.holoshealthcare.co.uk/open-courses.php.

Holos are proud of the quality of their instructors and assessors, and have enclosed a brief resume of some of them

Alex Brazkiewicz

Alex, is a field experienced State Registered Paramedic with over 17 years experience with the London Ambulance Service and prior to that 7 years with the Metropolitan Police Force. He holds his Certificate in Education and Certificate in Paramedic Science, and has been training First Aid for over 20 years. He was certified by the Royal College of Surgeons as a Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support Instructor and was a paramedic assessor for the Health Professions Council for over 10 years.

He also holds Dan grade black belts in Aikido, Kendo, Iaido and Jo and still trains under Mike FINN Sensei, with whom he has studied under for over 20 years. Alex studied Shiatsu with the European Shiatsu School and has qualified from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in acupuncture. He has also successfully completed a year long postgraduate course on Chinese Herbal Patent formulae and Tui Na Chinese massage. He currently sees patients at his clinic in Worcester 1-2 days per week (www.eastwesthealthcare.info) and currently lectures in Anatomy and Physiology at schools and colleges of Complimentary Medicine about 30 days per year

 

Judi BRAZKIEWICZ

Judi has over 12 years experience with the Metropolitan Police Force where she received a Commissioners Commendation for saving the life of a colleague. She has been a First Aid Instructor for over 8 years, and holds her Certificate in Education and NVQ Assessing Units. Her teaching specialities are human resource specific including personal development, interview techniques and customer care. In addition she undertakes voluntary work as a business mentor helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on behalf of the Prince's Trust and is also chairperson of the local committee of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Judi maintains her skills undertaking voluntary work as a community first responder with the West Midlands NHS trust Ambulance Service. Judi is the co-founder of Holos Healthcare and Training.

 

Terese CASSIDY

Terese originally served as a Police Officer in London and in 1997 she joined the London Ambulance Service. After finishing her probation she soon completed the Paramedic Training course and often worked with Alex responding to 999 Emergency Calls. From 2005 - 2008 she worked as a solo Responder on the Rapid Response Units and in 2006 Terese started teaching for Holos on a part-time basis.
Between 2008 - 2013 Terese left the UK and joined the Queensland Ambulance Service as a Paramedic working both in large towns and in remote postings in the outback, mining towns and the tropics. In 2008 she returned to the UK as a freelance Paramedic where she has worked as a Remote / Offshore medic, Bank Staff with East of England Ambulance Service and as a locum paramedic practitioner at a GP surgery. She also continues to teach / assess for Holos on a freelance basis. In addition to her Paramedic qualifications she is also PHTLS, MIRA and ACLS certified and has gained the HSE Offshore Medics certificate and a Paramedic Practitioner qualification from the University of Wolverhampton.

 

Professor ANDY NEWTON QAM, FCPara, BSc (Hons), PGCE, PhD

Andy is a Consultant Paramedic (with post-graduate specialist qualifications in urgent and critical care), an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director, International Consultant, Clinician, Educator and Researcher. He led the UK Paramedic Profession as Chairman of the College of Paramedics for 7 years, was a member of the Joint Royal College Ambulance Liason Committee (JRCALC - which sets standards and procedures for UK Paramedics), is still an International Assessor for the HCPC and is a regular speaker nationally and internationally. Andy is visiting Professor at Edgehill University, Manchester, and is a PhD examiner in the UK, Australia and South Africa. Andy was among the first cohort of Paramedics to be trained by the London Ambulance Service, pioneering the Paramedic concept during the 1980’s and later seconded to the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) undertaking multiple tours. Whilst clinical director for Sussex Ambulance Trust, Andy routinely worked with Alex undertaking front line accident and emergency work with the London Ambulance Service as bank staff.

 

Pamela BRAZKIEWICZ

Pam has recently joined the team and is in charge of our re-branding for the 21st Century. Pam has, literally, a lifetime of experience being brought up in an Emergency Service household – living, breathing and often receiving emergency care!! She started to work for Holos on a part-time basis almost 8 years ago, and then joined South East Coast Ambulance Service. Following this, she spent 4 years in logistics at FedEx in Kent dealing with international freight and customer relations. Whilst there she still continued teaching for Holos on a part-time basis. In 2017 Pam left FedEx and joined Holos full time, where she brings her bubbly personality into the classroom and a fresh viewpoint as to the future direction of Holos. She is currently undertaking her First Responder on Scene (FROS ®) qualification.