Edinburgh Paramedic Wins Top Service Award

 Wednesday 8 February 2017

Callum Johnston, a Scottish Ambulance Service Area Service Manager from Edinburgh, has won a prestigious Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF) Award for his leadership skills and contribution to improving clinical quality and safety.

The ALF Awards, hosted by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), recognise outstanding service and commitment to excellence in service provision and patient care across the UK.

Callum, who joined the Scottish Ambulance Service in 2000 and is currently based in Prestonpans, has been working with a range of clinicians and partners, including NHS Lothian and Queen Margaret University, to minimise patient transfers between hospitals.

Callum was nominated for his award by General Manager, Paul Bassett, and received his prize at the ceremony in Warwickshire last night.

Scottish Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Pauline Howie, said: “Callum is a valued member of our team and an effective manager who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Scottish Ambulance Service is delivering the highest standard of patient-centred care.

“Over the last fifteen months, Callum has been engaging with our partners to establish clearer care pathways that will ensure more patients get the right treatment the first time.

“The benefits of Callum’s work will be far-reaching and I wish him every success as he undertakes further studies.”