The College of Paramedics Opens Dr John Hinds Scholarship Call for Entries

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Craigavon, N.I., Tuesday 1st Febraury 2022- The College of Paramedics, in association with Galen, the privately-owned pharmaceutical sales and marketing company is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Dr John Hinds Scholarship Award will open on Monday 31st January 2022.  The recipient will win a place on the much-coveted Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) course and have their case study published in the College of Paramedics’ magazine, 'Paramedic INSIGHT'.

The recipient of the scholarship will take up a fully funded place on ATACC’S three-day course in the UK, widely accepted as the most advanced trauma course currently available in the world. Associated travel costs will also be covered. Entrants are required to write a case study which should be written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text, and with all appropriate references included. It must be countersigned by a paramedic colleague who is prepared to confirm that your submission is a genuine case study.

This scholarship is presented in memory of the late Dr John Hinds, who was regarded as an inspirational leader by paramedics and emergency medical technicians and indeed by anyone with an interest in pre-hospital care within Ireland. A world-renowned critical care physician, Dr Hinds gave a huge amount of his own time to educating and supporting paramedics and ambulance staff throughout the Island of Ireland. He died in 2015 following a motorcycle accident.

Dr Dennise Broderick, Managing Director & President, Galen, said: “This award is not only a fitting and lasting tribute to Dr Hinds, but it also provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to advance their expertise and gain access to a globally recognised, highly coveted training programme. Dr Hinds was a pioneering leader in the field of emergency trauma care who dedicated his life to helping others and Galen is extremely proud to support this annual scholarship programme in his honour.”

Imogen Carter, Executive Officer for Policy Development at the College of Paramedics said: “The College of Paramedics is proud to host this award in the name of Dr John Hinds, with Galen’s generous support. We look forward to receiving many high quality clinical case studies from responders across NI and ROI by the 21st March, a closing date for all College awards, picked as a tribute to Dr Hinds on what would have been his birthday.”

Last year’s recipient, Edel Mullen of National Ambulance Service in Ireland commented: “There's so much I can say about the ATACC course, I don't even know where to begin.

“As a newly qualified paramedic, I felt I came away with so much. The knowledge and experiences I gained from ATACC would have taken me years to gain by myself working on the road. I was a part of a really amazing team (Team Orange). They were skilled, enthusiastic and so much fun. It really made for an exciting weekend.

“It was great to be around like-minded people who were so eager to share their knowledge and help you improve your practice.”      

Submissions must be made using the Dr John Hinds Scholarship Award Entry Form - link and submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1200hrs on Monday 21st March 2022. Submissions will only be accepted by applicants from Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.  The College Honours and Awards Committee will then select the winning piece. Due to restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, the recipient will be given more details of how the 2022 award will be presented, as soon as they are decided

Submissions should be 750–1,000 words, excluding references and appendices. As a condition of the award, the recipient will be required to submit their case study for publication in Paramedic INSIGHT magazine which has over 20,000 subscribers, along with a follow-up article that describes their experience on the ATACC course.


Notes to editors

About College of Paramedics

The College of Paramedics is the professional body for all paramedics in the UK, whose role is to promote and develop the paramedic profession across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Membership is open to all UK paramedics, student paramedics and anyone with an interest in the paramedic profession and healthcare delivery. All members, access to a wide variety of learning resources that provide high quality continuing professional development (CPD) across a range of platforms and also at many events held around the UK.

About Galen

Established in 1968, Galen is a privately owned pharmaceutical sales and marketing company, headquartered in Craigavon (Northern Ireland), with products in therapy areas including gastroenterology, pain management and dermatology.

The company plans to continue expanding its portfolio with selected specialty products on an international basis. By combining innovation in product development with competitive pricing, Galen aims to work in partnership with healthcare professionals and patients to create real, long-term value. Visit:

About Almac Group

Galen is a member of the Almac Group. The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation providing an extensive range of integrated services across, and beyond, the drug development lifecycle to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally.

Almac’s innovative services range from R&D, biomarker discovery development and commercialisation, API manufacture, analytical services, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IRT (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture, product development and marketing.

The international company is a privately owned organisation that has grown organically over the past five decades and now employs 6000 highly skilled personnel across 19 facilities including Europe, the US and Asia.

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About The ATACC Group

The ATACC Group is a medical and specialist led organisation principally driven by people with a background in health care, UK emergency services and associated professional industries. They are trusted providers of education and training courses to a wide variety of healthcare professionals and emergency care providers. In addition to education and training provision they offer medical oversight and clinical governance services to UK emergency services and emergency response teams.

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