Air Ambulance Award
Criteria For a new specific mission reflecting the skills and dedication or a sustained period of significant high performance by an individual or whole team.
Eligibility Any recognised UK Air Ambulance individual or team (including military).
Patient Transport person of the Year Award
Criteria To acknowledge either a single act that is of special note or for a sustained period of exemplary service in the patient transport area.
Eligibility Anyone working in a recognised UK patient transport role (including military, which may include service overseas) employed either full or part time within an Ambulance Service.
Control Staff Award
Criteria To acknowledge either a single act that is of special note or for a sustained period of exemplary service, in Control and Communication Staff.
Eligibility Ambulance Control and Communication Staff Employed either full or part time within the Ambulance Service or anyone with a similar role (including military).
First Aid/Community First Responder Award (Volunteer)
Criteria For outstanding actions by a First Aider/ Community First Responder (Ambulance Service, Military or voluntary) before the arrival of professional medical assistance.
Eligibility Open to all First Aiders/Community First Responders who are not professional ambulance staff (i.e. normally volunteers, but can be members of an ambulance service).
Criteria For a new procedure, initiative or product that significantly benefits the work of the Ambulance Service especially the out of hospital care profession
Eligibility Any UK based individual or commercial company with a UK base. This can range from an initiative such as Paramedics on bicycles to innovative company products.
Paramedic/Emergency Care Practitioner of the Year Award
Criteria To acknowledge either a single act that is of special note or for a sustained period of exemplary service by a paramedic or ECP in a pre-hospital care situation.
Eligibility Any Paramedic/ECP employed within a UK Ambulance Service or a similarly qualified person in the military
Public Spirited Award
Criteria For outstanding actions by a member of the public (normally without any formal medical/ambulance training) before the arrival of professional ambulance or medical assistance. This Award may also be given to a person or service that has raised the awareness of the need for effective emergency treatment by members of the public and/or promoted advancement of public education.
Eligibility Open to all members of the general public (who should not have more training or experience than a basic first aid certificate). Special consideration will be given to younger members of society (school age). The “no more training or experience than a basic first aid certificate” does not apply in nominations for the raising awareness and public education part of this Award.
Special Incident Award
Criteria To reward endeavours of attending ambulance individuals or crews or other emergency service personnel (including military) at a ‘major’ incident. (This need not be a “Major” incident within the normal Emergency Services/Emergency Planning definition, but does need to be an exceptional event).
Eligibility Open to all with recognised UK qualifications within the profession, employed by the Ambulance Service or military, or any other emergency service including Voluntary Aid Societies, RNLI and Mountain Rescue at the time of the incident and can be an individual or a team
Front Line Ambulance Person of the Year Award
Criteria To acknowledge either a single act that is of special note or for a sustained period of exemplary service of a person working in front line Ambulance Service, but below paramedic/ECP level.
Eligibility Any Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Care Assistant or similar person employed within an Ambulance Service or a similarly qualified person in the military working on front line ambulances (NOTE: This award is intended for any front line ambulance service person below the grade of paramedic/ECP)
Private or Voluntary Ambulance Service Person or Team of the Year Award
Criteria For Private or Voluntary Ambulance work that demonstrates a high level of care and professionalism or is in some other way “special”. It may be for a “one off” event or a continued period of outstanding service.
Eligibility Any person or team from a Private or Voluntary Ambulance Service
Military Award (Individual or Team)
Criteria For acts above and beyond the call of duty which, in the civilian domain would be considered to be of an ‘ambulance’ nature and where the recipient(s) has(ve) not received any other formal recognition such as a bravery medal or mention in dispatches.
Eligibility A member or members (acting as a team) of the armed forces (including reserves) provided that the act concerned was performed while on active Service in the out of hospital care arena.
International Award (Person, Team or Organisation)
Criteria To acknowledge either a single act that is of special note or for a sustained period of exemplary service in out of hospital care or for outstanding service to ASI in the International arena.
Eligibility ASI Members (of any grade) whose normal residence is NOT in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or any UK “Ambulance” staff (NHS, Military, Private or Voluntary) doing humanitarian work overseas.
All awards May Be Nominated By:
Work colleagues, patients, relatives or any member of the public who wishes to express their appreciation of the professional standard of care demonstrated by an Ambulance Individual or Team
Nominations must be on the official ASI Nomination Form which may be sent by personal letter or email to the Awards Co-ordinator (email preferred) and must contain all relevant requested information in support of the entry
Deadline The closing date for this year’s entries is yet to be decided, but will not be before 31st January 2016
Presentation The winners will be notified and invited to attend the
official presentation in the House of Lords in mid 2016. Immediate family and (a) representative(s) of the Ambulance Service are also invited to attend.
Please forward nominations or requests for further information to:
ASI Administration (Awards)