In November 2018, Dr Neil Kitchiner, Director and Consultant Clinical Lead at Veterans' NHS Wales was nominated by Dr Fiona Jenkins, Director of Therapies, Cardiff and Vale UHB for an Armed Forces Covenant Award. 
This annual event recognises Employers Recognition Scheme and Armed Forces in Wales Awards. Neil was shortlisted together with Mrs Rachel Gill, Conway County Borough Council as the Project Officer for the National Armed Forces Day 2018; Dr Peter Higson OBE, Chair of BCUHB Local Health Board and Chaired the Armed Forces Forum; Mr Jason Palmer, Conway Voluntary Services Council and has created systems for distributing information, advice and support for veterans across North Wales.
Neil was chosen as the winner on the night. Watch Neil's video submission created and played before the final announcement at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, Wales.