National Air Ambulance Awards: Call For Nominations

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Professor Sir Keith Porter added to judging panel

Nominations for the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) Awards of Excellence open today. The AAA is calling on the air ambulance community across the UK to nominate an individual or team for these prestigious, independent awards, which honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers in the UK air ambulance community.

This year, the judging panel will be joined by one of the most distinguished clinicians in the sector: Professor Sir Keith Porter. Professor Porter is the UK’s only Professor of Clinical Traumatology (at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and has been at the forefront of developing world-class treatment for injured military servicemen and women for well over a decade. He is a highly respected clinician who will lend huge expertise to the judging process.

The judging panel also has a new Chair, with Robert Courts MP – the new Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances – chairing the panel for the first time. Robert commented:

“I am delighted to be chairing the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence this year. I have volunteered with my local charity – Thames Valley Air Ambulance – for a number of years so have had some insight into the extraordinary level of expertise and dedication of the people working in this sector. The Awards are a wonderful way of showcasing the work of these exceptional people and organisations. I look forward to reading the nominations and working with my fellow judges to choose the winners.”

The organisers of the Awards are calling on all air ambulance and ambulance services to consider who they should nominate this year. AAA members and non-members alike are encouraged to nominate their exceptional individuals and teams so they can receive the recognition they richly deserve. The Awards are both straightforward and free to enter in order to encourage all organisations to nominate.

The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence are now in their seventh year and have quickly become a prestigious event for the pre-hospital care sector. The Gala Awards dinner will again be held at the Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel, and will take place on Monday 18 November 2019.

Nominations are sought in the following categories:

  • Air Ambulance Campaign of the Year Award
  • Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year
  • Air Ambulance Innovation of the Year Award
  • Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year
  • Air Ambulance Pilot of the Year
  • Air Operations Support Staff Member of the Year
  • Charity Staff Member of the Year
  • Charity Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Young Person Award
  • Special Incident Award

The closing date for nominations is 1 September 2019.  For more information, to book tickets or to make a nomination, go to

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