Hi. I’m John Starr and I’ve worked in and around the NHS since 1973
During that time I qualified and worked as a General Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse and District Nurse.
I worked in many disciplines along the way……..ENT, Orthopaedics, Medicine, Urology, Surgery, Theatre, Elderly Care, Paediatrics to name but a few.
I’ve maintained my NMC registration whilst also persuing a career in Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sales and Management. From rookie Sales Representative to UK Sales Manager via Training and Continuing Care Case Management. Work has been kind enough to have taken me around Europe, North America and the Middle East.
People sometime ask me when I started training. Well, I was 9 or 10 years old when I joined the St. John Ambulance Brigade and began teaching the cadets when I was in my teens. I was appointed as Superintendent of the Brighouse and Rastrick Division, eventually becoming the Chief Nursing Officer for the whole of Calderdale. Thinking about it, I’ve been teaching and training people virtually all my life.
Away from work I enjoy walking in the wilds of Yorkshire, geocaching along the way (google it!). My wife Lynda and I enjoy the cinema, theatre, concerts and gardening when time permits.
And then there’s our new grandson George who’ll will take care of any spare time that’s left over.