The current members of the NAMDET Board are:

Paul T. Lee

Lead area: Website & Chairman of NAMDET

Paul Lee


In 1986, Paul completed his apprenticeship and HNC in Electronic Engineering and started his NHS career as a medical technical officer in Cardiff Royal Infirmary. He worked for 17 years as a medical electronics engineer and in 2003 he was appointed as the lead for medical device training in Swansea and currently works in Morriston Hospital, ABM University Health Board (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg) leading the medical device training team in one of the largest health Boards in Wales. He is the chairman of his organisation’s Infusion Devices Group and ENFit (Enteral Feeding Connectors) group, as well as being a member of the Safer Sharps Group, Product Evaluation Group, Medical Devices Committee and Medicines Policy review group.

During his NHS career he has delivered training to over 10,000 staff, designed and developed a range of training tools, teaching aids, drug calculation software, training booklets, videos and quick reference guides. In 2010 he co-developed and launched the ‘ivDrip rate’ app which has sold all over the world.

Paul also has a diploma in leadership and management plus a first class honours degree in education and training. He has written and published articles on equipment management and his work around infusion therapy and presented his research work at many national and international conferences.

Paul is currently a member of IPEM’s (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine) Clinical Engineering Special Interest Group (CESIG), a CPD auditor and Moderator for their Clinical Technologist training programme. He is well published and his specialist area of infusion devices and IV therapy has helped him develop training programmes in this high risk area. He has shared his research work around the world and also peer reviews articles for national journals. He was an advisory board member for the CHI+ MED (Computers and Human Interfacing with Medical Devices) international research project looking at usability of medical devices, front panel designs, error logs and Drug safety software (DERS)


Paul is currently Chairman of the NAMDET board and helps develop the new website including regular posts, news updates and alerts and dealing with members queries.



John Byrne

Lead Area: Secretary, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance


John Byrne

John has worked within medical devices management and maintenance for over 20 years. He trained as a medical and dental technician at the School of Electronic Engineering, whilst serving 22 years in the Armed Forces. The last 9 years he has spent managing clinical engineering departments in Gosport, Brunei, The Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, as well as setting up clinical engineering departments in Kosovo and Afghanistan. John created the policy document for all of the medical staff in all medical facilities in Afghanistan. This policy is still in force and is the benchmark for total quality inspections.

John was a total quality inspector for all medical services in Germany, Holland and Belgium. He specialised in working with failing health centres, advising clinical staff on the best practices to continuously improve their management systems. This employed the principles of Total Quality Management and incorporated policy standards governing medical devices.

After John left the forces, he worked for a third party maintenance company as their UK Consultancy Manager, setting up and specialising in Medical Devices Training at many Trusts as well as completing high level audits of medical devices management at NHS Trusts, in the UK and abroad. He was also responsible for advising Trusts, Acute and Community Services, on the management of medical devices, in order to comply with the former risk management standards of the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) and the Health and Social care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) regulations 2014.

At an inspection of the first site he project managed, the NHSLA inspector described the procedures as ‘exceptional’ and ‘the best they had inspected’. This facilitates the Trusts by not only having huge cost savings, but an improved and safer patient care.

John also provided interim EBME management to Trusts that required improvement, both internally and externally to the company

John is currently working at the Whittington Health ICO as the Head of Clinical Engineering and Medical Physics. He is responsible for the service, repair and maintenance of medical devices in the acute hospital, two Community Health Services and two Mental Health Trusts. He is also responsible for all user training on Medical Devices. He is responsible for all clinical governance and is the Medical Devices Safety Officer (MDSO).

John helped to set up and was the chairperson for the London and South East Region of the National Association of Medical Devices Educators and Trainers (NAMDET), from April 2011 to February 2015. He is a Director at NAMDET and provides advice and assistance to Trusts on Medical Devices training.



Jean Hutfield

Lead Area: Specialist Advisor (Primary Care)

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Jean Hutfield, Chair of NAEP. Having been a member of NAEP since its conception in 1999 and witnessing the year on year growth of this national Association, I am very proud to be the Chair of such a noteworthy and growing organisation.

I have been fortunate to enjoy an extensive career within the NHS spanning 38 years, 35 years in Community Services and currently part of the management team as Compliance, Risk & Contracts Manager within Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

In addition, I hold the post of Chair of the Community Equipment Dispenser (CED) Accreditation Board.  Formed in 2007, the CED accreditation scheme was established as the first registration scheme and accreditation body to champion the provision of a quality assured prescription based dispensing service for the Community Equipment Services Retail Model, this was not only an accreditation body for prescriptions but open to all Retail establishments throughout the United Kingdom to provide a quality assured Retailer.

Earlier this year, as a long standing member of the Board of Assist UK and more recently as Chair, I was bestowed the title of Honorary President of Assist UK.

As a NAMDET Board Member, I am the Director of New Business Development – with a keen affinity to developing working partnerships to progress the integration and development of innovation and training throughout the Healthcare sector, I aspires to bridge the Acute and Community sectors with the sharing of all ‘medical device training and education’ initiatives emanating from NAMDET.

As a member of the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), which has now joined with the Royal Society for Public Health, I look forward to sharing the membership benefits of this institute specifically developed to meet the changing needs of the healthcare sector.



Rose Parker

Lead Area: Membership and National Liaison


Rose Parker

Rose is a Registered Nurse who trained in Liverpool before completing her Post Graduate studies in Midwifery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery and Intensive Care. Following graduation Rose was employed in London for a year before moving to Europe. There she worked as an Intensive Care Sister in Holland, Germany, Gibraltar, Scotland and back in London. From there she subsequently emigrated to Australia and accumulated over twenty years of experience in teaching and management posts before returning to Liverpool, from where she started. Rose now works at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as Medical Devices Training Co-ordinator, where she established the Northern Best Practice Medical Devices Group in January 2008


Andy Flood

Lead Area: Conference and Events Planning


Andy Flood

Qualifications:- Reg ODP; F.I.O.T; MSc; Dip Trng Mgt; Cert HSM; FETCert; ENB 925
Andy Has over 40 years experience working within an Operating Theatre and Critical Care Environment.

Andy is currently working as Medical Equipment Training Coordinator within the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust covers 4 adult hospitals, and Andy liaises with the Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and the Sheffield Primary Care Trust.

He has a clinical background as a Registered ODP, and is also   military trained as an Operating Theatre Technician (Class 1).Andy has over 25 years experience within a military setting rising from the rank of Private to Lieutenant, seeing Active Service in the first Gulf War with the RAMC. In 1998 Andy was awarded the Fellow of BAODA (formerly Institute of Operating Theatre Technicians), Andy also hold a English National Board 925 Certificate in Operating Theatre Practice.

In 2009/10 Andy was seconded to Training for Innovation (TFI) to lead a national team (E4e) for the developing of learning programmes with eLearning for Healthcare (eLfH). Over 40 programmes were developed and are now on the National OLM Platform.

Andy’s post basic qualifications are in Management & Training, Gaining an adult Further Education Teaching Certificate and a Certificate in Managing Health Services. In 2003 Andy was successful in gaining a Diploma in Training Management and then completed a Masters in Health and Social Care Leadership in 2012. Andy has held posts as Operational, and General Manager, within Operating Theatres and Training Manager of regional Schools for Operating Theatre staff.


Mike Peel

Lead Area: Finance, Communications and Education



Mike Peel

Mike Peel has worked at the MHRA for the last 14 years in many roles and is now Project Manager on the Unique Device Identification Track & Trace development for MHRA, working with DH team, NHS England, GS1, HSCIC, ABHI and numerous NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. This project is aimed at encouraging trusts to adopt and integrate implantable medical device UDI barcode data into patient HES data. The project supports the DH E-Procurement Policy and HSCIC’s ongoing patient safety projects.

Mike is also PM on the Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) transfer into the MHRA portfolio. The DoH has managed the CFS project for over 25 years. CFS supports UK PLC medical device manufacturers and helps them market their products in countries outside the EEC by providing certificates of compliance. The project move is a relatively simple ‘Lift and Shift’ but will then require extensive working to ensure that it fits into the Medical Devices project plan.

Mike also leads and manages the Medical Device Driving Licence MDDL project which integrates the medical device e-learning modules under one platform. The MDDL is free to use and can be accessed at

Mike has been on the NAMDET board as Communications Director from the launch of the National project following his work with TFI and E4EL.

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