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New Year's Honours presented to Health professionals

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The 2015 New Year's Honours List has recognised the impact of numerous professionals working across the UK health sector. 

Leading the way for healthcare professionals this year are Dr Anthony Everington, Chair of the NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and Andrew Morris, CEO of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust who have both been knighted in recognition of their services to primary care and the NHS. They are joined on the honours list by Anna Van der Gaag, chair of the Health and Care Professions Council (who was awarded a CBE) and Dr Jacqui Johnstone, Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government who has also received a CBE.

However, many frontline staff were also recognised for their impact upon the health profession with MBEs awarded to Winston McDowell a bank staff nurse at Broadmoor Hospital and Deborah Bone, a mental health nurse at the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. 

Sanctuary is pleased to see so many hard working professionals recognised in this way and we offer our sincere congratulations to all of those honoured this year, including:


  • Dr Anthony Everington, Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinincal Commissioning Group. Awarded for services to Primary Care
  • Andrew Morris, Chief Executive, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Awarded for services to the NHS.

Commander of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Michael Wheeler, Non-Executive Director, Department of Health. Awarded for services to Healthcare.
  • Melville Evans, Chair, Powys Teaching Local Health Board. Awarded for services to the NHS in Wales
  • Dr Jacqui Johnstone, Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government. Awarded for services to Healthcare and the Health Care Professions.
  • Dr Anna Van Der Gaag, Health and Care Professions Council. Awarded for services to Health and Care. 

Member of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Dr Kate Granger, Trainee Doctor in Elderly Care Medicine, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. Awarded for services to the NHS and Improving Care.
  • Jacqueline Kelly, Chief Executive, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. Awarded for services to Healthcare.
  • Winston McDowell, Bank Staff Nurse, Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust. Awarded for services to Mental Health
  • Joyce Mouriki Chair, Voices of Experience. Awarded for services to Mental Healthcare.
  • Rene Rigby, Development Officer, Scottish Care. Awarded for services to Mental Health Nursing.
  • Bryony Simpson, Chair, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist. Awarded for services to Speech and Language.
  • Deborah Bone, mental health nurse, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. Awarded for services to children and young people.

A full list of those recognised in the 2015 New Years Honours List can be viewed on the government website.
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