An EMAS paramedic from Newark who was awarded the Queen's Ambulance Medal last year has now been named 'Mentor of the Year' by NHS England.
Carl Keeble was nominated for his award by Dr de Belder, a trainee GP with a special interest in pre-hospital emergency medicine and who received Carl’s mentorship during his time completing training with EMAS
Carl is a key member of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) team
He was nominated for the Mentor of the Year award alongside six other candidates, and was delighted to be presented with the award by the Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists in Nottingham yesterday.
Carl said: “It is a great honour to receive this award and for the role of mentoring to be recognised in this way. I am especially pleased to receive it in acknowledgement of my mentoring with the EMICS team as their work is so important and is all on a voluntary basis.”
Carl has been involved with EMICS since its inception, and is a Trustee of the charity as well being the Link Paramedic between the East Midlands Ambulance Service and EMICS. As the EMICS Paramedic Advisor, Carl’s role is to provide initial and on-going Paramedic mentorship and support to the volunteer doctors in addition to holding the title of EMICS Equipment Officer.
Carl is also operational with LIVES – the volunteer emergency response team in Lincolnshire, and the St John Ambulance Service.