About – Robert Flute

Knowledge Backed by Experience in Professional EPRR
You’ll find details about my background, career and personal interests below. If there’s anything else you would like to know, please get in touch.

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Robert James Flute MBA MCPara, FEPS FICPEM
Following a career in music therapy working with children and adults with severe learning difficulties, I joined the Ambulance Service in 1997. I am a professional EPRR practitioner and HCPC registered Paramedic with over 27 years’ experience working in pre-hospital emergency care and resilience. I was the 1st ambulance manager to be Chair of Norfolk Resilience Forum 2012-2014 and followed this with Suffolk Resilience Forum 2013-14.

July 2014 – July 2016 I was seconded to National Ambulance Resilience Unit at a strategic level engaging with multi-agency partners from the other blue light services, Home Office, Cabinet Office DCLG, local authorities, HM Armed Forces and voluntary agencies. I chaired the Response Workstream designing National action cards, incident tabards, Command and Control Guidance/CBRN guidance for all UK ambulance services.

I have an Executive Masters in Business Administration (Exec. MBA) and am currently an Associate Lecturer for University of East Anglia and Bournemouth University – training future professionals in EPRR. I’m MD of Resilient Training Solutions Ltd, a training and EPRR consultancy business with clients including MAGPAS Air ambulance, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, States of Jersey Ambulance Service, Addenbookes Hospital, Gibraltar Health Authority, Surrey LRF and since Jan 2017 working as EPRR Command Training Advisor with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust delivering and accrediting its suite of command courses with Skill for Health and Bournemouth University.

I act as a consultant to the Cabinet Office, assisting in the development of National Standards for Civil Contingencies across the UK and Crown Dependencies. In April 2018 I took on the post of Programme Director – Health EPRR programmes at Loughborough University, transferring to Public Health England now UKHSA in April 2019 – winning the tender as Lead Lecturer/SME. Since April 2020 I ahve worked for NHS England as a Strategic Advisor in the Regional coordination centre – managing the response to the Covid19 pandemic and now part of the RAAC team.

In my spare time, I love promoting my beloved county of Norfolk, NCFC, railways, and 20th Century British music particularly Elgar.

I’m also known for my trademark brightly-coloured ties and matching socks!