Reservists recognised for their contribution to the NHS


15 / 12 / 2014 1.38pm

Reservists from across the country have been recognised for the contribution they make to the NHS. At two recent award ceremonies reservists featured in key presentations, highlighting the important role they play within their trusts.

Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards 2014

Healthcare reservist of the year - Lieutenant Colonel Simon Davies

Lt Col Davies has deployed on several occasions, serving both as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator and in the OC Emergency Department. He was also the first Research Nurse at the Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine (ADMEM) on its foundation and assisted in the introduction and monitoring of several innovative techniques and equipment that have contributed hugely to the care of battlefield casualties on recent operations.

Lt Col Davies organised attachments of medical personnel at Stoke for 20 years and more recently those of Military Emergency Nurses posted to Birmingham. He has also provided important assistance to achieve ADMEM attendance at military post mortem examinations. This process provides vital feedback to clinical governance of trauma across the Defence Medical Services (DMS). 

Lt Col Davies stands out for the consistent excellence of the contribution he has made, both to the NHS and DMS, during over 20 years of both full time and reserve service. He is confident when working across the full spectrum of academic, clinical and instructional environments and is always willing to assist colleagues in improving patient care.

Compassion in Practice Awards 2014

At the inaugural awards, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were presented with the award for an organisation that has improved experiences of care by embedding Compassion in Practice into its ways of working. 

Major Lisa Tierney from 208 Field Hospital is also Directorate Manager for Theatres at the trust said:

"Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH) has developed an innovative model of care, which works in partnership with patients and families, to achieve better care. This has resulted in an open door policy for friends and family to visit patients, and allowed staff to see care through the eyes of patients and their families."

"The project has given the trust very positive Friends and Family Test scores and family experience surveys. It is easily replicable, simple to implement and makes such a difference to both patients and families."

Congratulations to all the award winners and runners up.

Find out more 

To find out more on how to support reservists within your workforce please visit our web pages on Employing staff in the reserve forces.

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