Neil spent 7 years in the Territorial Army, qualifying as a Special Observer he undertook a patrol medics course where he developed his interest in medicine. During this time he climbed Mount Kenya, undertook jungle training and was the TA Novice cross-country ski champion.
Since he started flying helicopters 22 years ago, Neil has been Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor for 2 companies and held instructor and examiner ratings on 7 different types of helicopter.
For the last 12 years, Neil has been employed as freelance co-pilot for London’s Air Ambulance and the Chief Pilot for the last 5 years.
Neil has also spent the last 10 years researching and teaching Human Factors and Team Resource Management to clinicians including lecturing at the International Masters (MSc) in Pre-Hospital Critical Care at the University of Stavanger and the Paramedic Science Course at Hertfordshire University.
In 2018, Neil completed 14 desert marathons to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance including infamous Marathon des Sables.
My first day at London’s Air Ambulance – Captain Neil Jeffers > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wijn_1QEMoU