Peter Paskin Award WinnerRoger Ringham, Head of Security and Fraud Experts – SAFE, is proud to announce that on the 14 November Pete Paskin received the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) Award for Healthcare Security Manager of the Year 2019/20 at its Annual Conference.

NAHS is a key stakeholder in Healthcare Security within the UK with formal links at home and abroad to: the Security Institute, Security Industry Authority and healthcare security organisations in Europe, the USA and Canada.

Each year NAHS hosts an annual conference for its 700 UK members and presents awards for:

  • Healthcare Security Manager;
  • Security Innovation;
  • Violence Reduction Initiative;
  • Healthcare Security Executive Director or Non-Exec. Director;
  • Healthcare Security Team;
  • Healthcare Security Officer.

Ian Todd, Chief Executive for the Security Industry Authority, who presented at the Awards Ceremony, stated that the quality of some nominations surpassed those at the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) which he attended earlier this year.

Awards are given following nominations from those who work with the nominees. In Pete’s case nominations were received from a number of clinicians and other healthcare professionals who he supports at SAFE clients, however the latter nomination stood out to the adjudication panel which summed up the quality of service he delivers:

  • In the three years that Peter has led the Security Management agenda and has transformed the approach and effectiveness of support to our services, colleagues and managers which is consistently recognised across the organisation. Peter combines an effective broad-brush strategic approach with the commitment and attention to detail to resolve the numerous daily security management challenges we face across our services. The NHS is fortunate to have people like Pete Paskin, and his abilities, attitude and commitment should deservedly be recognised;
  • Pete chaperoned me after being assaulted by a relative of a patient to court.  Peter is my hero and he does not have a cape. I will never be able to show my appreciation but I do hope that this nomination will in some way let this very humble, proactive individual know what a fantastic role he has played in my case’

In acceptance Pete commented:

 “I am pleased to receive this award and hear the comments of those who I have worked to support but I would also like to mention my colleagues in the SAFE team.

We pride ourselves on a team approach and it is not just the work of the individual but the work of the collective which contributes to the services delivered to our clients in support of their staff.

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