Our Team

Here at Compassion Medical our best asset is our team of trainers, event support providers and support staff. Let us introduce you;

That guy

Dan Smith

Director and Lead Trainer

Dan is the owner and Director of Compassion Medical Ltd, where he spends his time between operations, training and innovating, plus a cup of coffee or two!

His background comes from Emergency Medicine where a decade of experience is brought into the classroom. A humble start as a First Aider in a vending company inspired him to join the local First Responder team in my home city of Chelmsford, Essex. The manager of the service noticed his interest and suggested joining the private ambulance service he ran. 8 weeks later, Dan was out on the road conducting Urgent Transfers for East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST). From there, he trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and served on frontline ambulance support for the trust. After 3 years in the service, he moved into Broomfield Hospital and joined the Bank (the casual staff pool for the hopsital) and worked in areas such as the Emergency Department, Emergency Assessment Unit, High Dependancy Unit, Burns ITU and Rehabilitation as a Healthcare Support Worker. 4 years on the Bank, he applied for St Andrews Burns ward, which used to be Billericay Ward. Gaining experience in trauma and burns, he built on his care with the emergency skills he had learned on the way.

One day, Dan thought of running his own business in his first passion: First Aid. Shortly after, he trained as a tutor in the Lifelong Learning sector and began training people in First Aid. It all started in his dining room with a laptop and 1 manikin, now the company trains First Aid, Emergency Support, Healthcare and Health & Safety courses, as well as provide Event Support!

Dan hopes to see the company offer more course and opportunities to support the local communities, get involved in Mental Health, AED programmes and coming up with ways to make learning fun