Announcing the 2021 recipients of our Honour Awards 


Today, the College of Paramedics has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of our 2021 Honour Awards. 

This year, we had an excellent response in terms of nominations, and it was wonderful to see so many paramedics recognised by their peers.
A special celebratory afternoon tea will take place in Birmingham on September 3, 2021 which will be attended by all the award recipients.

This year, Fellowships are awarded to:

Aimee Yarrington
A midwife and a paramedic, Aimee continues to work in both roles and has honorary lectureships with three universities and provides regular CPD for pre-hospital clinicians who wish to advance their knowledge in maternity issues.

Els Freshwater
Els is a Consultant Paramedic and Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner with University Hospital Southampton and a member of Critical Care Paramedic Special Interest Group, College of Paramedics.

Graham McClelland
As well as being a Paramedic Research Fellow, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and a Visiting Clinical Researcher, Stroke Research Group, Newcastle University, Graham is also the editor of the British Paramedic Journal.

Kirsty Lowery-Richardson
Kirsty is Workforce Transformation Lead at Health Education England (West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS) and Associate Dean at Health Education England, Yorkshire and The Humber, and is Vice-chair of the College Education Advisory Group. 

Rhian Monteith
Rhian is founder of the High Intensity Use Programmes and National Lead for NHS England & Improvement in this field, as well as designer of the rotational roles for paramedics.

Will Broughton
Will is an Associate Professor of Paramedic Science at Buckinghamshire New University, continues to work clinically as a paramedic for two NHS ambulance trusts and within NHS111 and is the College of Paramedics’ Trustee for Professional Standards. 

To be considered for this award nominees had to have shown 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

Fellows of the College of Paramedics can become members of the Honours and Awards Committee and the title includes the post nominal of FCPara.

For the Honorary Fellowship Award, it was felt two nominees stood out for the outstanding contribution they have made to the College of Paramedics and paramedic profession as a whole. This award is bestowed upon individuals who are not paramedics.

Honorary Fellowships are awarded to:

Andrea James
Andrea is a lawyer with Brabners who specialises in defending professionals at fitness to practise proceedings before their regulatory bodies.

Bo Escritt
Bo is a HR professional, with substantial experience working in the charity and health sectors and is currently working with the College of Paramedics as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser.

A new award for 2021 is Companionship of the College of Paramedics. Nominees for this award needed to have made a distinctive and notably commendable service to the paramedic profession. 
A Companionship of the College of Paramedics is awarded to:

Harrison Young

Harrison is a paramedic who has co-founded Medical Training Solutions Ltd which operates as a medical training provider across the UK. 

We congratulate all the recipients of this year’s Honour Awards and thank them for the tremendous contributions they have made to the College of Paramedics and the profession as a whole.