Dr David Carey MSc LLB MBBS MFOM DAvMed MRAeS
David trained as a pilot in the military (Royal Navy’s, Fleet Air Arm) before flying commercially in the Shetland Isles to offshore Oil and Gas platforms in the North Sea; primarily in S-61 (Sea King Helicopters).
David re-trained in Medicine at St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital. He spent 10 years with the British Army (RAMC) in various surgical posts, including Trauma and Orthopaedics, and an operational tour.
David returned to the Royal Navy to train in military Occupational Medicine, specialising in Aviation and Diving Medicine. He obtained both the Diploma in Aviation Medicine (DAvMed) and an MSc with distinction in Occupational Medicine; after he completed a research dissertation on Barotrauma in Helicopter Underwater Escape Training. He held appointments as Senior Medical Officer for both Aviation and Diving at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), where he was also a consultant at the Environmental Medical Unit (EMU) managing cases of Non-freezing Cold Injury (NFCI). He has seen service afloat on HMS Ark Royal, where he was embarked with a Naval Air Squadron and on-shore at Royal Naval Air Stations. In his last post he was the Regional Occupational Health Consultant (ROHC) for HM Naval Base Portsmouth and the South of England where, in additional to his role in supporting military personnel he provided advice and care to non-military organisations such as BAE Systems and Serco. He was also an authorised examiner for the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
David has presented to numerous organisations ranging from FTSE 100 companies such as Jaguar Land Rover to prestigious and learned societies such as The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Aeronautical Society and to The Aerospace Medical Association in Boston, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Alaska.
In 2012 David retired as a Surgeon Commander and formed Templar Medical an independent provider of bespoke Occupational Health Services. As Medical Director of Templar Medical he has secured contracts with organisations within the private and public sectors and been responsible for the implementation of systems and processes to facilitate and achieve high performance targets.
Because David specialised in extreme military occupational medicine in terms of the individual and team requirement for fitness (Aviator, Diver, Elite forces) and extreme hazardous environments (thermal, physical, time zone changes), he is able to provide bespoke solutions to organisations whatever challenges they face.
Because David’s background, and therefore his ethos, is essentially military so is Templar Medical’s. Close personal contact with the client is vital in order to form a clear understanding of their requirements before engineering a tailor-made solution with the minimum disruption. Templar Medical does not engage in ‘flashy’ promotional web-sites, videos or clever marketing. We don’t attempt to force clients to accept prescriptive generic services, instead we concentrate our efforts on understanding the client and delivering a quality bespoke solution.
David is an Educational Supervisor, an Appraiser for consultants seeking revalidation, a Medical Assessor for The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) and a Panellist (Judge) for the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service (MPTS) of the General Medical Council (GMC).
David is an Authorised Medical Examiner for Class 1 & 2 Pilot Medicals for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and for Off-shore Medicals for the Oil and Gas Industry (OGUK).
David compiles specialist medico-legal reports for solicitors, and for individuals To enhance his legal understanding David studied for, and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in 2013 and was awarded a Degree in Law LLB in 2014.
He then went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) over two years to qualify as a Barrister, and was called to the Bar as a member of the Inner Temple in 2016.
“Dr Carey provides a first class professional, yet personal aviation medical service to the private and commercial operator. Always willing to accommodate the fractious nature of the corporate world, he comes highly commended to all aircrew seeking a seamless hassle free solution to attaining the relative clearance to continue flying.”.
Phil Rudd, Commercial Helicopter Pilot