Paramedic recognised in Queen’s Honours list

A paramedic from the South East Cast Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service medal (QAM) for Distinguished Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this month.

David Bull, who is the head of education at the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), received his QAM for his ‘tireless dedication to driving national ambulance education forward by demonstrating initiative, innovation, determination, confidence and leadership.’

The QAM honours a very small, select group of ambulance personnel who have shown exceptional devotion to duty, outstanding ability, merit and conduct in their roles within NHS ambulance services.

On being presented with the award, Mr Bull said: ‘I am delighted to have been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service medal and it is a real honour to be recognised for the significant advances that have been made in emergency services training.’

He added: ‘I would like to thank so many people for supporting me, all those involved in training across all three emergency services who I have worked with over the years, and particularly those whose jobs keep them behind the scenes in admin and logistics, but without whom my job would not be possible. Finally, thanks must go to my family and close friends for the love and support they have provided me with during my time in the ambulance service.’

Keith Prior, the national director of NARU, said: ‘This is an outstanding achievement for anybody in the ambulance service but to have one of my members of staff receive such a coveted award is fantastic.’

Taken from Journal of Paramedic Practice, published 25 June 2013.

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