Vice President: Dr Peter Holden FBASICS

Dr Holden also has a long time association with the Association at a scheme and national level. A Derbyshire GP, he is a long time member of the East Midland Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS), past Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the Association and past chairman of BASICS Education Ltd and BASICS Trading Ltd. He is an air ambulance doctor with the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance since 1998 and the MAGPAS Air Ambulance since 2007. He has served as an advisor on PreHospital Emergency Medicine to UK government departments and to governments in the Gulf states.

He is a senior BMA negotiator and a longserving member of the Council of the British Medical Association. In 2019 he became the first general medical practitioner to chair the Inter Collegiate Board for Training in PreHospital Emergency Medicine.

In November 2015, Dr Holden received a lifetime achievement award at National Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, and is a receipant of the BMA’s Association medal for his leadership of the medical response mounted from their headquarters in Tavistock Square, during the terrorist bombings in London in July 2005. In 2021 Dr Holden was elected an inaugural Fellow of the Association.