Nominations Shortlisted for an Award
The shortlist for the 2009 Awards have been announced and are available below.
- Innovation and Service Development Award
- Education and Training Award
- Deployed Healthcare Award
- Health Improvement and Promotion Award
- Mental Health Award
- Healthcare Reservist of the Year Award
- Care of Veterans Award
- Team of the Year Award
Neuro Vision Training and Rehabilitation, Sealladh, Glasgow
This project is staffed by Visibility, a west of Scotland charity that has been working with people affected by sight loss for over 150 years.
Operational Apheresis, NHS Blood and Transplant, Birmingham
Operation platelet Apheresis has provided fresh platelets to the battlefield saving the lives of the most seriously injured soldiers and civilians
Dental Care Provision on Operations, Defence Dental Services Germany, Wegberg
Providing dental care to troops deployed on the frontline can be difficult, involving evacuation by helicopter to dental care in Camp Bastion and Kandahar. This prolongs misery and puts strain on the air services as well as risks lives.
Life Force, A Practical Guide to Working with Veterans, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), Glasgow
Veterans with mental health problems often find it difficult to engage with community agencies after having lived within military regimes and negative experiences related to their transition to civilian life.
Welsh Medics Deliver Accredited Patient Care on Operations and In the Community, 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital, Cardiff This project got underway in 2006 with engagement from military and healthcare sectors determining how military healthcare training could also meet the needs of the civilian healthcare sector.
Exercise Medical Bridge, Support to the Ambulance Services Northern Ireland and Republic Of Ireland, 204 (NI) Field Hospital, Belfast
Advanced Life Support Training , known as Exercise Medical Bridge, provided by 204 North Irish Field Hospital to both the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the National Ambulance Service of Republic of Ireland.
Wing Commander Peter Shirley, RAF Reserve Officer, 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF Aux, RAF Leuchars, St Andrews
Wing Commander Peter Shirley is a Reservist Medical Officer and has served on 612 Squadron RAF for over 12 years and has been regularly released from his civilian work at the NHS Trust Royal London Hospital as to serve his country at war.
Major Moira Kane, Operation Herrick 10A, Afghanistan, 202 (Field Hospital) Birmingham
Major Moira Kane is the Nursing Officer in charge of Emergency Department of the Role 3 Hospital in Camp Bastion Afghanistan. Her calm approach to what would be described in an atypical large hospital in the UK as a major incident is truly remarkable. It does not matter when a mass incident arrives, she is always there to ensure the casualties get the very best of care.
Hospital Squadron, UK Medical Group on Operation Herrick 8B, 204 (North Irish) Field Hospital, Belfast
The 204 North Irish Field Hospital Volunteers have been nominated for the Deployed Healthcare Award for their outstanding contribution to manning the Field Hospital at Camp Bastion during Operation Herrick 8B from July 2008- November 2008
Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia Outbreak in Kandahar, COS Health Department, RAF High Wycombe
Recognition of a developing epidemic of a community acquired pneumonia caused great concern that there would be direct impact on operational outputs and close air support missions would be affected. The infection was stopped in its tracks by the prompt action by medical staff at Kandahar Air Field.
The David Stone Medical Centre, RAF Brize Norton, Carterton
With a staff of only 54 the David Stone Medical Centre has provided exceptional levels of patient care through a period of particular demand. Based at the gateway of deployed operations at RAF Brize Norton, the output of the medical centre has been exceptional over the 12 months including; 32,000 patient encounters, cover of 7500 parachute descents and care for 1500 aeromedical patients
Chlamydia Screening In Hampshire Based Military Units, Hampshire Community Health Care, Basingstoke
Chlamydia is mostly asymptomatic, it causes reproductive malfunction and can cause Sexually Acquired Reactive Arthritis, which cause pain and has a implications for a soldier’s mobility. A soldier with Sexually Acquired Reactive Arthritis can be downgraded for up to 3 years.
Veterans First Point, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Veteran First Point is the first of its kind in the UK. It’s vision is to offer help and assistance in a veteran’s life no matter what that need may be. All employees of the Veteran’s First Point have served in the armed forces and are trained to understand veteran’s problems within the wider context of a veteran’s life.
Trauma Risk Management Training, British Army, Camberley
In the last year more than 2000 army personnel have been trained by the Trauma Risk Management Cell across the world helping remove the stigma attached to mental health issues in the Armed Forces.
Provision of NHS Inpatient Care, St George's Hospital, Stafford
The aim of the NHS Inpatient Provider Network is to ensure that MoD personnel are fit for full operational commitment as soon as possible after admission without compromising their needs or care. The greatest benefit to the patient is the shortest stay in hospital in order to regain their wellbeing.
Wing Commander Philip Barlow, Consultant Neurosurgeon, 612 RAF Leuchars, St Andrews
With the many military operations underway all over the world, injuries sustained have been significant and often only life saving surgery can provide any chance of survival.
Colonel Heidi Doughty, Operational Apheresis, Consultant in Transfusion Medicine, NHS Blood and Transplant, Birmingham
Operation platelet Apheresis has provided fresh platelets to the battlefield saving the lives of the most seriously injured soldiers and civilians. Delivering platelets to the battlefield from the UK is an enormous challenge but operational Apheresis has allowed soldiers to help other soldiers by giving life saving platelets
Lietenant Colonel Tom Trinick, Clinical Director, Royal Army Medical Coprs, 204 North Irish Field Hospital, Belfast
Dr Trinick has been nominated for Health Reservist of the Year for his contribution as both a civilian and reservist medical professional who has done so much in sustaining the lives of seriously ill military and civilian casualties.
Hollybush House Veterans Treatment Centre, Embracing Veterans Mental Health Needs, Ayr
Hollybush House provides innovative approaches to mental healthcare for veterans suffering from severe chronic forms off post traumatic stress disorder. Hollybush House has invested heavily in training for its staff moving them from a model of respite care to a more treatment focused service.
Veterans' Mental Health Project, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust in Bishop Auckland
The Veteran’s Mental Health project is one of a series of pilot partnership projects between the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Health with the aim of improving mental health care of veterans. Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust successfully bid to become a pilot and funding allowed Symon Day to lead the project.
Aftercare, UDR and Royal Irish Aftercare Service, Holywood, Northern Ireland
Although the troubles in Northern Ireland are receding, their terrible legacy continues to affect many of the 63,000 ex soldiers and their families from the UDR and Irish community.
Ortho-Plastic Team at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
The combined Ortho- Plastic Team at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, provides an impressively coordinated approach to the treatment and care of military patients.
Regional Rehabilitation Unit at RAF Cranwell, Sleaford
Over the past year RR Cranwell has undergone a significant transformation and is emerging as a potential gold standard rehabilitation facility. Major Julia Brown is at the heart of this transformation and leads a dedicated team whose flexibility, adaptability and capability of the has resulted in an efficient and effective care pathway for patients.
Aeromedical Evacuation Department based at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham
The Aeromedical Evacuation Department operates an around the clock service that facilitates the receipt of patients repatriated by air from all over the world. The team deciphers often limited, clinical detail, and decides which speciality the patient should be admitted under.