latest health care news

04.01.17

Health and social care leaders recognised in New Year’s Honours

Several prominent health and social care figures have been acknowledged in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, with the chief executive of the CQC, David Behan, receiving a knighthood.

Others knighted or made dames included David Sloman, chief executive of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which was recently named a “global exemplar” in health technology by the DH, and Prof Elizabeth Anionwu for her services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal.

The achievements of individuals from local government, social care and the voluntary sector also featured in the New Year’s Honours list, with health and social care making up 7% of all honours awarded.

“I am proud and humbled to receive this honour,” Behan said of his award. “I began my career with a belief in the inherent dignity and equality of every person. This led to a lifelong commitment to social justice which is as strong today as it was 40 years ago.

“All of us who work in health and social care are dependent on help and support from colleagues and team mates. I have worked with some outstanding people over the years and have been helped more than I can describe. Together we have worked to make a difference.”

Further down the list, awards were given to the chair of Cancer Research UK, Michael Pragnell, who received a CBE, and YoungMinds chief executive Sarah Brennan, who was made an OBE for her services to children and young people’s mental health.

Staff within 13 NHS Confederation member organisations overall were recognised for their services with two chairs receiving MBEs: Dr David Hegarty, the chair of Dudley CCG, and Phillip Large, chair of Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The full list of health and social care representatives on the 2017 New Year’s Honours list can be found here.

Have you got a story to tell? Would you like to become an NHE columnist? If so, click here  

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond more > more last word articles >

health service focus

View all News

comment

Staying curious with the Shadow Board Programme

20/03/2019Staying curious with the Shadow Board Programme

Kirstie Stott, director of The Inspiring Leaders Network, discusses organis... more >
Fiction as Therapy

20/03/2019Fiction as Therapy

Elaine Bousfield of ZunTold Publishing – a press specialising in fict... more >

interviews

How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to s... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

Personal Health Budgets: empowering individuals

20/03/2019Personal Health Budgets: empowering individuals

Jon Baker, PHBChoices director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) believes that the extension of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) is a great opportunity for clinical comm... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

healthcare events

events calendar

back

March 2019

forward
mon tue wed thu fri sat sun
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

editor's comment

25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >