The Norman Veall Medal is awarded to a clinical scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the science and/or practice of nuclear medicine in the United Kingdom.
At the awards dinner during BNMS2016, Dr Steve Ebdon Jackson was the beneficiary of the prestigous award for his creating and developing workforce initiatives in radiology and radiography.
To name just a few:
- Leading on the negotiation of the EU Medical Exposure Directive 97/43/Euratom and its transposition and implementation into UK legislation – IR(ME)R 2000.
- Establishing and providing the IR(ME)R inspectorate for the Devolved Administrations
- International Standards and Directives for radiation protection
- Implementation of ionising radiation regulations with regard to medical practice
- Managing the Secretariat to ARSAC and The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE)
- Management of the Radiation Protection Research (RPR) programme
- Administration of a number of HPA/PHE working parties
"Over many years Steve has been a good friend and reliable supporter of the BNMS. We owe him a great debt of gratitude. It is our pleasure to present him with the Norman Veall award 2016."
Dr Richard Graham, BNMS Honorary Secretary
PRESIDENT'S MEDAL RECIPIENT 2016
The President's Medal is a token gift of the President to medics who have made an exceptional contribution to nuclear medicine.
Dr Keith Harding was the recipient of this award at the Annual Spring Meeting in Birmingham 2016.
He has undertaken so much work for the BNMS over the years as the following:
- Treasurer BNMS
- President of BNMS
- Chair of scientific committee
- One of the organisers of EANM meeting in London
- Chair of working parties on equality assurance and Korner categories
- UK delegate to EANM
- Secretary of Intercollegiate standing committee
- 1987 Chairman of ARSAC
In addition Dr Harding has actively participated on European Task Groups, Regional appointments, District Committees and multiple academic roles.
And of course he was a researcher, one of the pioneers of GI Nuclear medicine including Gastric emptying, hepatobiliary studies, small and large bowel transit, defaecography.
He is well known for his work in radiation protection, assessing various aspects of doses to patients, carers, nurses, and other staff. His work contributed to the development of syringe shields currently used in NM.
"It is a true pleasure for me to award Dr Keith Harding the Presidents Award for his contribution to the BNMS, Nuclear Medicine, Physics, Radiation Protection, to his region, hospital, department and for his help and support he has provided to his colleagues, friends and all those who came in contact with him."
- Dr Alp Notghi BNMS Immediate Past President