HONOURS & AWARDS

The aim of the awards are to recognise members who have contributed to the paramedic profession and the College of Paramedics progression. Our members can nominate paramedics, and non-paramedic colleagues, who meet the criteria stated in the ‘Honours and Awards Committee Nominations Guidance’.

The awards consist of the Honour Awards and Competitive Awards.

Honour Awards categories:
The Lifetime Achievement Award
The Fellowship of the College of Paramedics
The Companionship of the College of Paramedics
The Honorary Fellowship of the College of Paramedics
The Honorary Companionship of the College of Paramedics

Competitive Awards categories:
The Roland Furber Award
The Carol Furber Award
The John Hinds Scholarship Award
The Student of the Year Award



The Honour Awards recognise our members who have contributed to the paramedic profession and the College of Paramedics progression.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to individuals who have made a long and outstanding contribution to the College of Paramedics, the paramedic profession or to patient care over the whole of their career, rather than or in addition to single contributions. It is, consequently, only rarely bestowed.

Who can nominate?

Nominations must be completed by full members of the College of Paramedics, and submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.

Who can you nominate?

Any individual who meets the criteria stated in the Nominations Guidance.

FELLOWSHIP


The title of Fellow of the College of Paramedics is an honour bestowed upon paramedics who have made an outstanding contribution to the achievement of:

  • The development and growth of the College of Paramedics
  • Improving paramedic professional practice and in turn patient care or population health and wellbeing
  • Development of paramedic education and, in turn patient care or population health and wellbeing.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Nominations must be completed by full members of the College of Paramedics, and submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.

WHO CAN YOU NOMINATE?

Full members of the College of Paramedics whose title is accompanied by the post nominal MCPara who meet the criteria stated in the Nominations Guidance.



HONORARY FELLOWSHIP


The title of Honorary Fellow of the College of Paramedics is an honour bestowed upon any individual, regardless of professional background or qualification, who has made an outstanding contribution to the achievement of:

  • The development and growth of the College of Paramedics
  • Improving paramedic professional practice and in turn patient care or population health and wellbeing
  • Development of paramedic education and, in turn patient care or population health and wellbeing.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Nominations must be completed by full members of the College of Paramedics, and submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.

WHO CAN YOU NOMINATE?

Any individual who meets the criteria stated in the Nominations Guidance.


 

COMPANIONSHIP


The title of Companion of the College of Paramedics is an honour bestowed upon paramedics who have made a distinctive contribution for nomination of:

  • Rendering distinctive and notably meritorious service to the paramedic profession, whose professional achievements may not be exclusively in paramedicine, or may be in some way unconventional, but who have, nevertheless, made a distinctive and notably meritorious contribution to the paramedic profession. 

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Nominations must be completed by full members of the College of Paramedics, and submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.

WHO CAN YOU NOMINATE?

Full members of the College of Paramedics whose title is accompanied by the post nominal MCPara who meet the criteria stated in the Nominations Guidance.



HONORARY COMPANIONSHIP


The title of Honorary Companion of the College of Paramedics is an honour bestowed upon any individual, regardless of professional background or qualification, who has made a similar contribution to the paramedic profession as full companions and who meets the criteria for nomination. A distinctive contribution for nomination of:

  • Rendering distinctive and notably meritorious service to the paramedic profession, whose professional achievements may not be exclusively in paramedicine, or may be in some way unconventional, but who have, nevertheless, made a distinctive and notably meritorious contribution to the paramedic profession.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Nominations must be completed by full members of the College of Paramedics, and submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.


WHO CAN YOU NOMINATE?

Any individual who meets the criteria stated in the Nominations Guidance.



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The Competitive Awards recognise our outstanding members who have contributed to the College of Paramedics, the progression of the paramedic profession, and the outstanding efforts of a final year student.

ROLAND FURBER AWARD


The Roland Furber Award is presented in memory of the late Roland Furber, a man of integrity, commitment, and passion to whom the paramedic profession owes a great debt. He worked tirelessly and unselfishly for the profession and the professional body. He was the first Chief Executive of the British Paramedic Association – College of Paramedics and was the third President of the College of Paramedics until his untimely death.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Full and associate members of the College of Paramedics.

HOW TO ENTER

Submit a Clinical Case Study that was experienced in person. Presentations must be written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text with references as appropriate. Maximum 1000 words, excluding references, front cover, and appendices. Entries must be submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Entry Form. Entries must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.


CAROL FURBER AWARD


The Carol Furber Award is presented in memory of the late Carol Furber who contributed so much to the College. The prime purpose of the award is to encourage members of the College of Paramedics to make case study presentations. This will promote reflection on professional practice and enable the results and experience to be presented to the wider profession and other health care practitioners.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Student members of the College of Paramedics.

HOW TO ENTER

Submit a Reflective Case Study that was experienced in person. Presentations must be written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text with references as appropriate. Maximum 1000 words, excluding references, front cover, and appendices. Entries must be submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Entry Form. A countersignature by a registered Paramedic colleague will be needed to authenticate the genuine Reflective Case Study. Entries must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.


JOHN HINDS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD


This Scholarship Award is presented in memory of the late Dr John Hinds, a man held in high regard as an inspirational leader by Paramedics/EMTs and indeed anyone with an interest in prehospital care in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Dr Hinds selflessly gave a huge amount of his own time to educating and supporting paramedics and ambulance staff on the island of Ireland and a scholarship for those colleagues is a fitting and practical way to preserve their memory of such a well-respected colleague and medical professional.

The College is honoured to administer and present this scholarship award on behalf of Dr Hinds’ family, friends and colleagues, and does so in association with Galen and the ATACC Group.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Any clinical level of pre-hospital responder; first responder to advanced paramedic, on the island of Ireland. Entries are open to members and non-members.

HOW TO ENTER

Submit a Clinical Case Study that was experienced in person. Presentations must be written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text with references as appropriate. Maximum 1000 words, excluding references, front cover, and appendices. Entries must be submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Entry Form which will be available shortly.


THE STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD


The Student of the Year Award is given in recognition of outstanding effort made by a pre-registration paramedic student in their final year of study. The outstanding effort may be because of; overcoming personal barriers to perform well on their course, representing the College of Paramedics or the students on their course, providing support or mentorship to other students, or having received high praise from their Practice Educators/mentors.

This Award is an honour award that is competitively compared with other nominations, with only one student awarded.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Nominations will usually be by the Head of Course or by a faculty member at the student’s Higher Education Institution paramedic pre-registration programme.

How to nominate

Nominations should be submitted in accordance with the Nomination Guidance using the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by email to awards@collegeofparamedics.co.uk by Monday 21st March 2022.


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FAQs

What happens after a nomination has been submitted?
1. The Awards Committee will recommend or reject.
2. The Awards Committee will send the recommended nominations to Board of
Trustees for the award.
3. For successful nominations, the nominator and individual will be informed by
letter from the Chair or Vice-chair of the Committee.

What if my nomination is rejected?
The decision not to recommend a nomination will be communicated to the nominator.
The committee cannot provide feedback on how the decision was reached.

For more information, please read the Honours and Awards Committee - Terms of Reference