Chris Seeks Platinum Jubilee Medals For Charitable Organisation Personnel
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency service personnel engaged in providing charitable helicopter emergency services are eligible for the Platinum Jubilee Medal; and when the eligibility criteria were changed to include them.
In consultation with National Health Service ambulance trusts in England, we confirmed earlier this year that emergency service personnel engaged in providing helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and who met the eligibility criteria for the Platinum Jubilee Medal could receive an award, irrespective of whether they have an employment contract with an NHS organisation. Emergency service personnel who respond to 999 calls and potentially placing themselves in danger are eligible for the Medal. An estimated 630 HEMS staff of both NHS and charitable employment status were eligible.
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