New Year’s Honours for healthcare sector
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 | News
In the recently announced 2016 New Year’s Honours list, many nurses and midwives have been recognised for their work.
The six honourees are receiving recognition for their services both at home and internationally for work ranging from the Ebola outbreak to dental treatment.
Professor Viv Bennett, Public Health England’s Chief Nurse and formerly Director of Nursing at the Department of Health, is to be recognised for her services to nursing. Whilst Dr Tim Brooks, who directs Public Health England’s Rare and Imported Pathogens is being honoured for his work fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. Both of which will be receiving CBEs.
Neil Bentley, Head of Public Health England’s Microbiology Technical Services, and Dr Jenny Harries, PHE’s Director for the South of England, will both be receiving OBEs. Mr Bentley for his 30 years service to help create a patient focused public health laboratory service and work for Ebola, whilst Dr Harries rapid response to the Prime Minister’s request to Ebola screening in the UK.
Public Health England’s Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Professor Paul Cosford will be recieving a CB for his efforts leading many public health interventions in situations such as the Ebola crisis to flooding in the West Country in 2014.
Finally, Consultant in Dental Public Health, Eric Rooney will be receiving and MBE for his services to dentistry.
This follows a successful year in 2015 when the nursing and healthcare industry was highly recognised in the New Year’s Honours, with 20 nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals receiving thanks.
Kare Plus would like to congratulate all of those receiving honours, in particular those mentioned above for their services to international healthcare.