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New Year Honours List 2024 announced: Over 50 recipients are from the healthcare sector

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Here are the names of health workers who have received New Year Honours from the King for their exceptional achievements 

Bronagh Mary HEGARTY, Covid-19 Principal Pharmacist for Patient Services and Procurement, Western Health and Social Care Trust, has been recognised in the King’s New Year Honours list 2024 with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her “services to Healthcare and Pharmacy.

Another recipient from the sector is Professor Yvonne PERRIE, Professor of Drug Delivery and Head, Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, who has been awarded honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Pharmaceutical Innovation and Regulation.

Professor Yvonne is a well-known figure in the field of liposomes and particulate drug delivery research, and has been recognised with a range of fellowships and awards, including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Harrison Memorial Medal (2019).

Including Bronagh Mary and Professor Yvonne, more than 50 healthcare workers have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for their selfless service to others.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “The New Year’s Honours List recognises the exceptional achievements of people across the country and those who have shown the highest commitment to selflessness and compassion.

“To all honourees, you are the pride of this country and an inspiration to us all.”

Congratulating all the recipients, Deputy Prime Minister, Oliver Dowden CBE MP, said 2024 New Year Honours List celebrates the most selfless, compassionate people in the UK.

“Our historic honours system exists to recognise these people and shine a light on their heroic contributions and achievements.

“I hope that the inspiring stories from across the whole of the UK encourage more people to nominate others for an honour in future,” he added.

More than 1,200 recipients recognised for their exceptional achievements

The King’s New Year Honours list recognises individuals for being dedicated community champions, role models in sport, pioneers in the arts, passionate health workers, and supporters of young people.

Of the 1,227 people who received an award, 1,073 candidates have been selected at BEM (377), MBE (460) and OBE (236) levels.

Sixty six percent (811) of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.

More than 63 per cent of the recipients (770) live outside of London and the South East.

Total 588 women have been recognised in the List, representing 48 per cent of the total, and over 42 per cent of recipients at CBE level and above are women.

Over 13 per cent of the successful candidates are from an ethnic minority background, with Asian ethnic group leading the list with 7.4 per cent.

Other honours recipients include

Dr Jennifer DIXON CBE, Chief Executive, The Health Foundation, has been awarded Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to the NHS and to Public Health.

Professor William John EDMUNDS OBE, FMedSci Professor, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, received Knights Bachelor (Kt) award for services to Epidemiology (London, Greater London)

Jonathan MARRON, Director General, Office of Health Inequalities and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care, was among the recipients of Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB) for services to Public Health.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) awardee list include:

  1. Pauline Jean HOWIE OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service – recognised for services to Emergency Health Care.
  2. Professor Timothy James Greaves KENDALL, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England. – recognised for services to Mental Health Care in England.
  3. Angela Marie LEITCH, Chief Executive, Public Health Scotland – recognised for services to Public Health in Scotland.
  4. Professor Ann PRENTICE OBE, Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge – recognised for services to British and Global Public Health Nutrition.
  5. Professor Margaret Mary RAE, President, UK Faculty of Public Health – recognised for services to Public Health and to Public Health Standards.
  6. Dr Mala RAO OBE, Senior Clinical Fellow, Imperial College London – recognised for services to Public Health, the NHS, and to Equality and Diversity.
  7. Shirley Denise ROGERS, Director, Scottish Government – recognised for services to Scottish Community Healthcare and to Major Events.
  8. Charlotte Helen TAYLOR, Director, Antivirals and Therapeutics Taskforce, Department of Health and Social Care – recognised for services to Health and Social Care, particularly during Covid-19.

Health workers appointed as Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) are:

  1. Michael Andrew BOYD, Project Manager, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Consultant Director for Northern Ireland, Rio Ferdinand Foundation, Chair, Belfast Healthy City and lately Director, Football Development, Irish Football Association. He received the award for his services to Association Football, to Sport, to Charity and to Reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
  2. The Reverend Anthony James COLLINS has been recognised for his services to healthcare and to the community in Harrogate and Ripon, North Yorkshire (Ripon, North Yorkshire).
  3. Emrys Shaun ELIAS, Chair, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board – recognised for services to the NHS and Mental Health Services in Wales.
  4. Edward James GRAY, Chair, Antivirals Taskforce, was honoured for his services to Public Health during Covid-19.
  5. Neil Francis GUCKIAN, Chief Executive, The Western Health and Social Care Trust awarded the medal for his services to Health and Social Care and to the community in Northern Ireland.
  6. David NUTTALL, Deputy Director, Neurodiversity, Disability and Learning Disability, Department of Health and Social Care – recognised for services to People with Down Syndrome.
  7. Dr Robert Leslie ORFORD, Chief Scientific Advisor for Health, Welsh Government – for services to Health Sciences and Evidence in Health Policy.
  8. Dr Shriti PATTANI, President, The Society of Occupational Medicine – for services to Occupational Health.
  9. Nicola Heather Anne PATTERSON, Director of Nursing, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – for services to Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (Bangor, County Down)
  10. Dr Lisa Margaret RITCHIE, Head of Infection Prevention and Control, NHS England – for services to healthcare, particularly during Covid-19 (Dumfries, Dumfries)
  11. Lorraine Pfavayi SUNDUZA, Chief Nurse, East London NHS Foundation Trust – for services to Mental and Community Health (London, Greater London)
  12. Marcus Edward TRESCOTHICK, MBE Mental Health Ambassador, Professional Cricketers’ Association – for services to Mental Ill Health (Taunton, Somerset)
  13. Professor Mark Harvey WILCOX, National Clinical Director for Infection Prevention and Control, NHS England and Chair, SAGE Sub-Committee on Hospital Onset Covid Infection – for services to healthcare, particularly during Covid-19 (Leeds, West Yorkshire).
  14. Dr Collin Whitfield WILLSON: Animal Welfare Veterinary Lead, Food Standards Agency – for services to Animal Welfare and to Veterinary Public Health in the Meat Industry (Abergavenny, Gwent).
  15. Dr Olurotimi Babatunde ADESANYA, Founder and Chair, African and Caribbean Dental Association UK and Principal Dentist, Watling Street Dental Care, received the honour for services to Oral Health (London, Greater London).
  16. Gina BEARD, Lead Cancer Nurse, Hywel Dda University Health Board – for services to Cancer Nursing (Pembroke, Dyfed).
  17. Dr Manav BHAVSAR, Clinical Lead, Critical Care – for services to healthcare, particularly during Covid-19 ((Londonderry, County Borough of Londonderry).
  18. Joanna Esther BROWN (Joanna Cram), Chair, Scottish Osteopathic Society – for services to Musculoskeletal Healthcare in Scotland (Renfrewshire).
  19. Carrie BYROM, Director, Stable Lives – for services to Mental Health and the community in North West England (Wigan, Lancashire).
  20. David Lampton Grey COCHRANE, Head of Forensic Social Work, Forensic Mental Health and High Secure Care, West London NHS Trust – for services to Health and Social Care (London, Greater London)
  21. Diana Jane Andrews CUNNINGHAM, Peer Trainer, Sussex Recovery College – for services to Mental Health (Hastings, East Sussex)
  22. Linda Jacqueline EDMUNDS, Consultant Nurse, Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – for services to Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure (Haverfordwest, Dyfed).
  23. Professor Anthony David EDWARDS, Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, King’s College London – for services to Health Research (London, Greater London).
  24. Dr Benjamin Marc ELLIS – for services to healthcare, to Equality and to the Jewish Community (London, Greater London).
  25. Professor Stephen James Weston EVANS, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – for services to the Safety of Medicines (Southampton, Hampshire).
  26. Dr Julia Helen FENTEM: Executive Vice President, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Science, Unilever – for services to Human Health and Animal Welfare (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire).
  27. Dr Claire Mairead GOODMAN, Professor of Health Care Research, Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire – for services to Older People (Hertford, Hertfordshire).
  28. Professor Antony JOHANSEN, Consultant Ortho-Geriatrician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – for services to Older People (Cardiff, South Glamorgan).
  29. Professor Saye Hock KHOO, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool – for services to Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology (Hoylake, Merseyside)
  30. Martin Edward MACHRAY: Executive Director of Performance, NHS England, London. For services to Healthcare (London, Greater London).
  31. James Ian MCLEAN, Deputy Chief Nurse, Programme Delivery, Health Education England – for services to Nursing (Leicester, Leicestershire).
  32. Alfred Oluwafemi OYEKOYA, Director, Black Asian Minority Ethnic Mental Health Support – for services to Minority Ethnic Communities in Wales (Swansea, West Glamorgan)
  33. Professor Yvonne PERRIE, Professor of Drug Delivery and Head, Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences – for services to Pharmaceutical Innovation and Regulation (Dunbartonshire).
  34. Kathryn Rose ROBERTS, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Mental Health Providers – for services to Mental Health (Chester, Cheshire).
  35. Professor Matthew David SNAPE, Professor in Paediatrics and Vaccinology, Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford – for services to Public Health, particularly during Covid-19 (Oxford, Oxfordshire).
  36. Dr Muhammad Saleem Khan TAREEN, Psychiatrist, Northern Health and Social Care Trust – for services to Mental Ill Health and to Community Development in Northern Ireland (Belfast, City of Belfast).

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire from the healthcare sector include:

  1. Dr Jahangir ALOM: Doctor and Campaigner, NHS – awarded for his services to Tackling Health Inequalities, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London).
  2. Dr Fiona Ogilvie BUTLER: Principal in General Practice, Health Partners at Violet Melchett– awarded for his services to the community in West London (London, Greater London).
  3. Dr Robert Havard DAVIES, Doctor, Neuro-Development Team, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – awarded for his services to the NHS (Bangor, Gwynedd).
  4. Bronagh Mary HEGARTY, Covid-19 Principal Pharmacist for Patient Services and Procurement, Western Health and Social Care Trust – awarded for his services to Healthcare and Pharmacy (Londonderry, County Borough of Londonderry)
  5. Monica Ann JOHNSTON, Admission/Discharge Coordinator, Neurosciences, Belfast Health and Social Care – awarded for his services to Nursing and to the community in Northern Ireland (Bangor, County Down).

 

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