A COMMUNITY paramedic has received a top honour from the ambulance service.

Peter Shaw, 38, has been presented with the chief executive's award by the Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The award is presented annually to a member of staff who has shown a high level of innovation, dedication and creativity in their work.

Mr Shaw, who lives near Bedale and is based at the Leyburn Medical Practice, joined the service in 1995, qualifying as a paramedic in 1999.