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Dr Syed Masud, OUH consultant, wins national excellence award

16/11/2017
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Dr Syed Masud, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has won 'Doctor of the Year' at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017.

Dr Masud, who is also Thames Valley Air Ambulance Medical Director, received the award for leading the introduction of medical governance within Thames Valley Police (TVP).

Lynn Cleaver, First Aid Training Lead for TVP, explains, "It is my absolute pleasure and honour to have nominated Dr Masud for this award, because it is thanks to his guidance and support, his wisdom, leadership and selfless dedication, that Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary are able to provide the very best outcome for patients whilst in our care.

"Providing lifesaving first aid is a critical part of the role of police officers. Indeed the first rule of policing is to protect and save life. Not only are police officers likely to be the first responders to a medical emergency, but they might also be required to administer first aid."

Dr Masud has helped to make a significant difference to improving the standard of care police officers in our region are able to give in a medical emergency. Examples include placing AEDs and resuscitation equipment onto police vehicles, equipping and training Specialist Unit medics including Counter Terrorism Officers in enhanced bleeding control, and management of casualties in different environments.

Dr Syed commented "I am truly humbled to have been nominated by colleagues in the police service and it is an incredible feeling to have won. I am deeply passionate about achieving gold standard patient care which is at the heart of my motivation."

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