Ambulance staff recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Ten ambulance staff from ambulance services in England, Scotland and Wales have been formally recognised for their devotion to duty in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

The Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (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 UK Ambulance Services.

Today’s two recipients for England are:

In addition, three other QAMs have been awarded in Wales and Scotland to:

The recipients are now entitled to place the letters ‘QAM’ after their names, on occasions when the use of such letters is customary.

In addition to the QAM awards, the following ambulance staff were also honoured:

In accordance with custom, all of the awards will be formally presented at an Investiture Ceremony later in the year.

Martin Flaherty OBE, Managing Director of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) said:

“It is fantastic to see a number of ambulance staff from all levels within the service being honoured in such a public and high-profile manner.

We are always incredibly proud when ambulance staff are recognised for their exemplary service as it underlines the high level of dedication and care they provide to patients, often in difficult and challenging circumstances. As always, we warmly congratulate today’s award recipients.”