NARS mourns death of Dr Tony Press

It is our sad duty to report the death of Dr Tony Press.

Dr Press was member of NARS for over 20 years, responding to both medical and trauma emergencies when called by the ambulance service.

As part of his role he provided advanced clinical skills as well as additional drug administration such as strong pain relief and sedation, over and above the scope of ambulance service practice at that time.

He was called out either from home or practice to attend incidents at all times of the day and night, in all weathers. Sometimes being first on scene at incidents where his interventions made the difference between life and death. These included serious road traffic accidents as well as major medical emergencies.

During his time with NARS he saw many changes in equipment, communication and training. He was elected to various posts within the organisation including becoming Chair of NARS, and led the service forward with new developments, including developing joint working with the other schemes in Suffolk and Essex. Tony was very supportive of members in the scheme and helped them to develop and progress.

He was also an Instructor/Examiner for BASICS (British Association for Immediate Care) which runs various prehospital care courses accredited by the Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

His prehospital care work also included being part of the medical team at Snetterton Race Circuit, as well as covering various other major public events.

NARS CCP Barry Hart said 'I recall attending an incident on the A11 where a car had gone off the road, where the driver was trapped. I arrived to find Tony overseeing operations and his son Chris (also a BASICS Doctor) in the car treating the patient. A great team to look after you!'

Our photo shows Dr Tony Press at the Forum in Norwich, meeting the then Lord Mayor, Cllr Judith Lubbock.

It is our sad duty to report the death of Dr Tony Press.

Dr Press was member of NARS for over 20 years, responding to both medical and trauma emergencies when called by the ambulance service.

As part of his role he provided advanced clinical skills as well as additional drug administration such as strong pain relief and sedation, over and above the scope of ambulance service practice at that time.

He was called out either from home or practice to attend incidents at all times of the day and night, in all weathers. Sometimes being first on scene at incidents where his interventions made the difference between life and death. These included serious road traffic accidents as well as major medical emergencies.

During his time with NARS he saw many changes in equipment, communication and training. He was elected to various posts within the organisation including becoming Chair of NARS, and led the service forward with new developments, including developing joint working with the other schemes in Suffolk and Essex. Tony was very supportive of members in the scheme and helped them to develop and progress.

He was also an Instructor/Examiner for BASICS (British Association for Immediate Care) which runs various prehospital care courses accredited by the Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

His prehospital care work also included being part of the medical team at Snetterton Race Circuit, as well as covering various other major public events.

NARS CCP Barry Hart said 'I recall attending an incident on the A11 where a car had gone off the road, where the driver was trapped. I arrived to find Tony overseeing operations and his son Chris (also a BASICS Doctor) in the car treating the patient. A great team to look after you!'

Our photo shows Dr Tony Press at the Forum in Norwich, meeting the then Lord Mayor, Cllr Judith Lubbock.