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Just how medically qualified is your medical practitioner at REVIV?

February 02, 2022

Have you ever been curious how medically qualified the medical practitioners are at REVIV…? Siobhan, who is based at our Great Portland Street clinic in London, UK, reveals her jaw-dropping CV.

“Before joining REVIV in June 2021 I was a paramedic and before that I had spent six years in the military.

“I didn’t always want to be a paramedic, it was a job I did in the army that opened my eyes to medical practices and that started me on my path.

“On my second tour of Afghanistan I volunteered to work on the medic helicopter. I was 23 and fortunately and unfortunately I helped out soldiers who had been injured, some with life threatening injuries.

“I have seen some quite difficult things but I look back and I can’t believe that was even me now.

“Once I left the army I went to university to train to become a paramedic and I worked in Newcastle for four years and then in London for two.

“I felt good about being a paramedic as you are seen as someone who is reliable and a person that people can confide in.

“As soon as I put the uniform on I knew I could go into any situation – it’s only afterwards when I had time to process it I’d think, ‘my goodness did that just happen’.

“And because of the things I’ve seen and experienced while in Afghanistan I was always so calm.

“I liked being a paramedic more than when I was in the military as I had only received basic training. I could apply a dressing or tourniquet so a lot of the time I was out of my comfort zone because I didn’t know any more than that.

“That’s why when I went to university I decided I wanted to be the very best level I could be so that I could do any intervention. I could’ve also trained to be an ambulance care assistant or an emergency technician but I wanted to be the one that everyone could rely on.

“A few years into the job you discover the sad reality that there is a small minority of people who don’t want to help themselves and the ambulance service has to go to everybody – whoever calls you have to be there for them.

“I became interested in REVIV because they want to help people to help themselves through nutritional health solutions as opposed to relying solely on reactive medicines which is the traditional method.

“I hadn’t fully committed to leaving the ambulance service when I arrived for my interview but I was excited to learn more about what REVIV stood for and hearing about the research and work the Life Science team were, and still are, putting in develop it. I didn’t hesitate, it was an immediate yes. I handed my notice in that day.

“I was that confident that this was the next step for me and I’ve not looked back.

“Saying that, I will do some ambulance shifts every now and again just to make sure I can still respond if anything did happen.”

All REVIV staff who provide treatment are medically trained.

Last week it was announced that all IV therapy companies would need to be Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered which is fantastic for the consumer who will now feel reassured that the treatment they are receiving is safe.

REVIV actively worked with the CQC which is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

REVIV were inspected on September 4, 2021 and the CQC rated REVIV as Good – read our report here.


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