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New Year’s Honours for health and social care

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The 2015 New Year Honours recognise achievements of wide range of people throughout health and social care community.

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People from the health and care community make up 7% of all honours, including 8 nurses who received MBEs.

Also awarded an MBE is Dr Kate Granger, doctor in elderly care medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, for services to the NHS and improving care.

Dr Granger was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive and terminal cancer in July 2011 and has since written two books, ‘The Other Side’ and ‘The Bright Side’, to give healthcare professionals a better understanding of what it is like being a patient. She shows healthcare professionals how their behaviours, no matter how small, can have a big impact on the people they look after. She donated all profits from the sale of the books to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre where she has been treated and has so far raised over £110,000 for the Centre. She also founded the #hellomynameis campaign.

Dr Granger said:

I was totally bowled over and extremely proud to discover I was to be awarded an MBE. I am so passionate about my work in the NHS and to improve patient care in general that to be publicly recognised in this way is amazing. My support network of family, friends and colleagues is brilliant and this honour is dedicated to all of them.

Professor Nilesh Samani, Professor of Cardiology at University of Leicester, is knighted for services to medical research. He has investigated and discovered the causes of some of the most common and important diseases of our times, coronary artery disease and hypertension.

Professor Samani said:

I was both surprised and delighted at receiving the award. It is not something you ever expect. For me personally, it is obviously a great honour, but it is also a tribute to my family and many colleagues who have supported me throughout my career. I am also glad that the work in medicine and medical research is recognised in this way.

Dr Anthony Sam Everington, Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, is also knighted, for services to primary care. Dr Everington has worked as a GP in Tower Hamlets, the second most deprived London borough, for over 20 years. His work has pioneered solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing the NHS. In Tower Hamlets he pioneered the Bromley-By-Bow medical centre, which was designated a ‘Healthy Living Centre’ in 2000 and is now serving as a model nationally and internationally.

Dr Everington said:

What a lovely surprise. I feel tremendously lucky to work with a wonderful group of partners and colleagues in the Bromley by Bow Centre, Tower Hamlets and nationally who are so inspirational and committed to delivering high quality health care to patients in the community.

The full list of health and care New Year Honours is:

Knighthoods

  • Dr Anthony Sam Everington, OBE, Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group. For services to primary care.
  • Andrew Valentine Morris, OBE, chief executive, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS.
  • Nilesh Jayantilal Samani, DL, Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester. For services to medicine and medical research.
  • Professor Norman Stanley Williams, Past President, Royal College of Surgeons of England. For services to surgery.

Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire

  • Professor Sir John Irving Bell, FRS. For services to medicine, medical research and the UK life science industry.

Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Eileen Sills, CBE, Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Experience, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Professor Alistair Stanyer Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia. For services to health and social care particularly dementia care.
  • Kate Lampard, DL, Independent Overseer, Department of Health and NHS Investigation into Jimmy Savile. For services to the NHS and to the community in Kent.
  • Dr Alice Mary Maynard, lately Chair, Scope. For services to people with disabilities and their families.
  • Professor Julienne Elizabeth Meyer, Professor of Nursing Care for Older People. For services to nursing and older people.
  • Professor Sharon Jayne Peacock, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Cambridge. For services to medical microbiology.
  • Professor Fiona Mary Ross, Professor of Primary Care Nursing, Kingston University and St George’s and Director of Research, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. For services to nursing.
  • Professor Rosalind Louise Smyth, Director, Institute of Child Health and Professor of Child Health, University College London. For services to regulation of medicines for children.
  • Dr Anna Danielle van der Gaag, Chair, Health and Care Professions Council. For services to health and care.
  • Michael Wheeler, Non-Executive Director, Department of Health. For services to healthcare.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Professor Peter Riven Braude, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King’s College London. For services to reproductive medicine.
  • Dr Hilary Dawn Cass, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. For services to child health.
  • Dr Beverly Jane Collett, Consultant in pain management, University Hospital Leicester. For services to pain management.
  • Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive Officer, Together for Short Lives, Bristol. For services to improving care services for children.
  • Francis Xavier Hester, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TPP. For services to healthcare.
  • Elizabeth Jones, Postgraduate Dental Dean, London. For services to dental education.
  • Eve Sarah Richardson, lately Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care. For services to end of life care.
  • Professor Nigel James Sparrow, Senior National GP Adviser, Care Quality Commission. For services to primary care.
  • Professor Valerie Wass, Head, School of Medicine, Keele University and Elected Member, Medical School Council Executive. For services to medical education.
  • Sharon Mary White, Founding Member, School and Public Health Nurses Association. For services to public health nursing for school children.
  • Margaret Willcox, Commissioning Director for Adults, Gloucestershire County Council. For services to vulnerable people.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Margaret Aldwin, founding member and trustee, Ichthyosis Support Group. For services to people with genetic disorders and their families.
  • Fiona Jane Andrews, Director, Smokefree South West. For services to public health and tobacco Control.
  • Deborah Louise Bone, mental health nurse, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. For services to children and young people.
  • Teresa Jane Chinn. For services to nursing.
  • Andrea Dawn Crossfield, Chief Executive, Tobacco Free Futures. For services to public health and tobacco control..
  • Dr Gillian Davies, Specialist in Dental Public Health, Greater Manchester and the Dental Observatory, Public Health England. For services to dental public health.
  • Eileen Valerie Davison, Lead Scientist, West Midlands. For services to genomic technologies.
  • Angela Jane Charlotte Dickson, founder trustee, the Brain Tumour Charity. For services to brain tumour research and support.
  • Neil Alan Dickson, Chair of Trustees, the Brain Tumour Charity. For services to brain tumour research and support.
  • Edward Barry Farwell, co-founder and chief executive, Children’s Hospice South West. For services to children’s palliative care.
  • Alice Jane Formby, founding trustee and fundraiser, Princess Alice Hospice. For services to end of life care.
  • Professor Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher, Professor of Oral Health Strategy, Kings College London. For services to oral health.
  • Dr Kate Miriam Granger, doctor in elderly care medicine. For services to the NHS and improving care.
  • Raymond Guy, Practice Manager, Ellergreen Medical Centre, Liverpool. For services to patient care.
  • Margaret Carol Ann Hannibal, Director of Operations, MOSAIC. For services to bereaved children and their families in Dorset.
  • Kerry Hearsey, Chief Executive, Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire. For services to carers in Hampshire.
  • Matthew Hodson, consultant nurse, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to respiratory care.
  • Maureen Hudson, Chair, Musgrove Leukaemic Group, Somerset, South West. For charitable services to Healthcare.
  • Dr Stefan Maria Josef Stanislaus Janikiewicz, lately Clinical Director, Drug and Alcohol Services, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. For services to reducing drug misuse.
  • Jacqueline Kelly, lately Chief Executive, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to healthcare.
  • Dr Jean King, lately Director of Tobacco Control, Cancer Research UK. For services to cancer prevention.
  • Susan Kirk, Former Board Member, Macmillian Cancer Support. For services to supporting people with cancer.
  • Professor Carole Margaret Longson, Director, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. For services to healthcare.
  • Beatrice Helen McBride, lately Director of Policy and Communications, British Heart Foundation. For services to cardiovascular healthcare.
  • Winston Anthony McDowell, Bank Staff Nurse, Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust. For services to mental health.
  • Anne Macgregor McPherson. For services to nursing.
  • Dr Caron Morton, accountable officer, clinical commissioning group, Shropshire. For services to primary care.
  • Bridget Bernadette Murphy, volunteer, Samaritans, Bedford. For services to vulnerable people.
  • Deirdre Nutt, Chair, Dartmouth Caring. For services to older people.
  • Professor Richard Thomas Ramsden, Lately Professor of Otolaryngology, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Honorary Professor, University of Manchester. For services to otolaryngology.
  • Lynda Rowbotham, Head of Legal, Royal Mencap Society. For services to people with learning disabilities and their families.
  • Anita Ruckledge, lead nurse for dementia, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to nursing.
  • Professor John Joseph Scarisbrick, founder, Baby Hospice and Life Fertility Care Programme. For services to vulnerable people.
  • Zubeda Seedat, Policy Officer, Department of Health. For services to public health.
  • Bryony Simpson, Chair, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist. For services to speech and language.
  • Sally Jane Tyler, children’s epilepsy specialist nurse, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. For services to nursing.
  • Beverley Anne Williams, founder, Social Worker of the Year Awards. For services to the social work profession in England.
  • Dr Michael Vaughan Williams, lately consultant clinical oncologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. For services to oncology.
  • Maureen Wilson, Chair, Skegness Group of Friends. For charitable services to cancer care.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

  • Franklin Christopher Boucher, TD, volunteer, Royal National Institute of Blind People. For services to the blind and partially sighted.
  • Maureen Kathleen Collins, manager, New Park Day Centre, Islington. For services to the care of older people.
  • Jenny Susan Pearce. For services to people with visual impairments.
  • Dr Shazad Saleem, dentist, Manchester. For services to dentistry.

Read the full New Year Honours list.

Published 31 December 2014