12th Jun 2021
Jason Morris, one of London’s Air Ambulance’s longest serving paramedics, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list which marks the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the UK.
Jason had been awarded a Queen’s Ambulance Medal in recognition of his 22 years of service with the London Ambulance Service (LAS). Jason joined LAS in 1999, where he has progressed from emergency medical technician to paramedic, through to clinical team leader. He completed his first secondment with London's Air Ambulance in 2009.
Jason takes a leading role in training and developing the team of clinicians with the life-saving service, and has also spearheaded improvements to the performance and efficiency of dispatch systems by harnessing new technology. This has included working to introduce GoodSAM instant on-scene video link technology to assess scenes and patients. The ground-breaking app allows trauma paramedics in the LAS Control Room to remotely access 999 callers’ mobile phone cameras to get ‘on-scene’ at serious incidents. This means they can quickly understand a patient’s injuries and help decide if London’s Air Ambulance’s advanced trauma team is needed. The technology also allows medics to measure a pulse from the video stream and can instantly locate the caller.
More recently during the Covid-19 response, Jason took a leading role in protecting LAS staff, volunteers and patients by ensuring medics had the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and finding solutions when challenges arose.