Nick Spence is part of NARU (National Ambulance Resilience Unit) which works nationally on behalf of each NHS Ambulance Trust in England to provide a coordinated approach to emergency preparedness, resilience and response.
This includes NHS ambulance Command & Control, HART (Hazardous Area Response Teams), CBRN clinical decontamination, MTFA (Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack) and Mass Casualties.
Employed within the ambulance service since 1994, he has held a wide range of roles including Air Operations and Emergency Planning, Response & Resilience; however, since 2005 he has been actively involved in HART.
In addition, he has been working with the UN WHO program to deliver CBRN training to Syrian healthcare professionals.
As part of the NARU national on-call cadre, he was actively involved in coordination of national resources to support the NHS ambulance response to the 2018 Salisbury incidents.