Dr Anthony Marsh, the Ambulance Service Chief Executive with national responsibility for Emergency Preparedness and Resilience issues, is among those recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Dr Marsh, who has been with the Ambulance Service for over 25 years, was announced as a recipient of the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM).
The other recipient of the QAM in England was Jill Moseley, Associate Director of Clinical Quality, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
In Wales the two recipients were Richard Michael Hook, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, and Andrew Jenkins, Consultant Paramedic, both from the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
In Scotland, James Dickie, Head of Service (Forth Valley), Scottish Ambulance Services was similarly recognised with the award of the QAM.
About the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal
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 NHS Ambulance Services. The award was introduced last year and was warmly welcomed by ambulance services because it finally ensures that the dedication of ambulance staff now has the same level of Royal recognition as other members of the emergency services.
The number of nominations for a QAM in any one year may never exceed ten and includes up to four Medals for England, up to two Medals for Wales, up to two Medals for Scotland, up to one Medal for Northern Ireland and up to one Medal for the Channel Islands. They are awarded twice a year.
Additional New Year Honours
Her Majesty the Queen also recognised Dr Malcolm Quentin Russell, Medical Incident Officer with the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He received an MBE For services to Emergency Medicine, a year after being awarded the Queen’s diamond jubilee medal for voluntary work with the emergency services. Dr. Russell often responds for the Trust as a BASICS Doctor as part of the Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS). He said: “I am humbled and amazed to be awarded with an MBE. I share this with, and am no more deserving than, so many friends and colleagues in pre-hospital medicine.”