BASICS Honours and Awards

The Executive Council institutes prizes, honours and awards in the field of immediate care, its organisation, operation, research or other activity in connection with immediate care where it deems such prize, honour or award will further the object of the Association or foster greater understanding or learning in connection with immediate care.

Honorary Life Members

Awarded by the Executive Council to mark an individuals exceptional service to the Association.

Rt Hon The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT

Mr Ron Bailey

Mrs Joan Clarke

Dr Judith Fisher

Mr Tore Laerdal

Dr Iain McNeil

Dr Brian Robertson

Dr David Zideman LVO

Mrs Ruth Lloyd

         

Professor Sir Keith Porter

Mrs Rosemary Adams

Dr Chris Brittain

Dr Richard Fairhurst

Dr Ken Hines

Dr Hamish MacLeod

Mr Ken Morrallee

Dr Neville Silverston MBE

Mr  Richard Steyn

Dr James Hickman MBE

The Asmund S Laerdal Award

It all began with the near-drowning of his son, Tore, and Asmund Laerdal’s desire to promulgate mechanisms of resuscitation. This event occurred almost simultaneously with the landmark work of Peter Safar in the utility of mouth-to-mouth ventilation. These factors stimulated this wood and plastic toy-maker into the development of a mannequin to teach airway manoeuvres and mouth-to-mouth ventilation.  But the contributions from the Laerdal family did not stop with Annie. She was followed by the development of an improved version that made CPR training into an educational experience reinforced by feedback. Then came the resuscitation baby, the self-inflating bag-valve-mask, the intubation training mannequin, a monitor-defibrillator, and more and more. Laerdal pioneered an industry dedicated to the preservation of life and wellbeing.

Much of the profit from the sale of these innovations has been invested in the support of conferences, in the development and distribution of educational programs, stimulation of journals, and the provision of awards to stimulate quality research in prehospital and disaster medicine.

BASICS is honoured to have the privilege of choosing a nominee for one such Asmund S Laerdal award each year. Awarded at the discretion of the Chairman in consultation with the Senior Officers of the Association the Laerdal Award is given to recognise an individual who has provided enduring service to prehospital care. A member of BASICS the recipient is recognised as having contributed to the development of prehospital care either through practice or education. Exceptionally the Laerdal Award is awarded to non members whose activities within prehopital care meet the above criteria and who undertake this actiity on behalf of BASICS.

1984

Professor Frank Pantridge CBE

1986

Dr E Gardner

1988

Mr Ron Bailey

1990

No Award

1992

No Award

1994

No Award

1996

No award

1998

Dr Hamish MacLeod

2000

Dr Christopher Carney
2002 Dr Brian Robertson

2004

Professor Sir Keith Porter

2006

Dr D Baker

2008

No award
2010 No award

2012

Dr A Mason

2014

Dr A Smith

2016

Dr Rod McKenzie

1985

Dr Ken Easton OBE

1987

Dr D Chamberlain

1989

Mr W Rutherford OBE

1991

Dr P J F Baskett

1993

Brigadier I R Haywood

1995

Mr Myles Gibson OBE TD

1997

No Award

1999

Dr John Eaton

2001

Dr Ken Hines 

2003

No Award

2005

No Award

2007

Mr Howard Sherriff

2009

Dr John Scott

2011

Dr John Stevenson

2013

Dr David Zideman LVO

2015

Dr Jonathan Joslin

2017

Mr Richard Steyn

BASICS Lifetime Achievement Award

Inaugerated in 2013 to honour individual members of the Association who have provided long and faithful service through to pre-hospital care, normally awarded at or near the individuals retirement from pre-hospital care.

2013

Dr Richard Herbert

2015

Mr Martin Fuller

2017

Dr John Eaton, Dr David McManus

2014

Mrs Maggie Horner

2016

Dr Ian Gibson

2018

BASICS Award

Awarded by the Executive Council annually to members and others who have provided valuable service to the Association/local Scheme worthy of formal recognition. 

In the case of members awards may be considered for long service, reward for service above and beyond the normal call of membership, to mark exceptional work etc. 

For non-members the BASICS Award marks the Associations gratitude for ongoing commitment or exceptional one off acts.

1986

Mrs D Marshall, Sgt J Howitt

1988

No award

1990

Mrs Rosemary Adams

1992

No Award

1994

No Award

1996

Mr K Smith

1998

Dr M Cottier, Dr Richard Herbert, Dr R MacGregor

2000

Dr S Browb, Dr J Coward, Mrs J Clarke, Dr Peter Holden, Dr I D McNeil, Mr Tim Nuttall, Mr D Parkins, Miss R O’Shea, Mrs D Sherriff

2002

Mr A Parker, Mr Neil Spike, Mr M Willis
2004 Dr I Davies, Dr N Foster, Dr Tim Gray, Dr A Mason, Mr T Rowe, Dr Priscilla  Noble-Matthews

2006

Professor Sir Keith Porter, Mr David Whitmore

2008

Dr J Hall, Dr P Hardy, Ms T Hobster, Mr Andrew Lee

2010

Mrs Elizabeth Bateman, Mrs S Smith, Ms Helene Vantours
2012 Dr A Brownhill, Mr Tim Nuttall, Mrs Tracy Parkinson, Dr D Rawlins, Dr Graeme Spencer

2014

Dr Simon Scott-Hayward

2016

Dr Ruth Gratton, Mr C Marsh, Mr R Horton, Dr Chris Press

1987

Dr R Winch MBE

1989

No award

1991

Mrs R Adams

1993

No Award

1995

No Award

1997

No Award

1999

Mrs D Sherriff, Mr V Smith

2001

No Award

2003

Ms A Colledge, Mrs B Smith
2005 Mrs C Clenshaw, Dr A Jones, Dr A Mowat, Dr P Patel, Dr T Simock, Mr Andrew Thurgood

2007

Mrs C Brooks, Mrs M Horner, Dr Dionysis Koufoudakis

2009

Dr P Hyde, Mrs Ruth Lloyd, Dr C Deakins, Mr O’Donnell, Mr L Watson

2011

Mr B Hart, Mr M Turner, Dr Priscilla Noble-Matthews
2013 Dr A Butler, Dr Simon Brown, Mr H Frydenson MBE, Mr C French, Dr D Hickson, Mrs C Williams

2015

Dr  Jeremy Mauger, Mr A Carson, Dr E Valentine, Dr S Smallwood

2017

Dr Simon Topham, Dr Robert Davies

BASICS Shield

2005

Dr J Joslin on behalf of colleagues in Malta.

2009

College of Emergency Medicine. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

2013

Medical Department, Carnival UK.

2006

National Association of EMS Physicians. Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

2008

JRCALC. Prepardeness Division, Dept. of Health.

2010

BASICS Allerdale. The BEEP Fund.

Haywood Memorial Lecturer and Medal Recipient

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Brigadier Ian Haywood died in September 1994. He was a Professor of Military Surgery and was due to be Chairman of BASICS later that year. He was a keen supporter of both BASICS and St John Ambulance, and was a formative force in the development of the British Army Trauma Life Support course (BATLS).

After his death BASICS Executive was empowered to initiate an annual memorial lecture, the first of which occurred in 1996.

1996

Dr J Scott

1998

Dr Ken Hines

2000

Dr Colville Laird

2002

Professor J Ryan

2004

Col T J Hodgetts

2006

Professor D Chamberlain CBE

2008

Dr T Clarke

2010

Dr Richard Fairhurst

1997

Dr Brian Robertson

1999

Mr Howard Sherriff

2001

Dr J Rawles

2003

Dr Judith Fisher

2005

Dr G Davies

2007

Mr Tore Laerdal

2009

Dr F Moore
2011  Suspended *

*   In 2011 BASICS held its first joint conference with the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care which had its own Miles Gibson lecture, The Haywood Memorial Lecture was suspended.