AAUK are delighted to have successfully lobbied the government for inclusion of air ambulance emergency first responders in the allocation of Platinum Jubilee Medals.
Simmy Akhtar, AAUK CEO said:
“We would like to thank all MPs and colleagues who have supported us in securing an amendment to the criteria which in effect means that an NHS employment contract for healthcare emergency first responders is not a necessity to receive a Platinum Jubilee Medal. We are absolutely delighted for our colleagues across the UK”.
AAUK has commenced distribution of the medals and we would like to thank the Department of Health and Social Care for recognising the unnecessary barrier and supporting inclusion of all emergency first responders which now includes pilots too.
Congratulations to all who will now receive this medal and also to all who are eligible.