Over 20 nurses and midwives have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for their services to the profession.
Practice nurses and those working in the community are among those honoured in a list that marks the start of 2020, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Paulette Bolton, an advanced nurse practitioner in Birmingham, was appointed MBE for services to patient care, while Anna Morgan, director of nursing and quality at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, was given an MBE for services to nursing.
Midwives on this list included the Royal College of Midwives’ chief executive Birte Harlev-Lam who was appointed OBE for services to maternity and children care and Nicolette Peel, a midwife who dedicated her time to supporting women affected by cancer during pregnancy, received an MBE.
The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to honour the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
To ‘mark’ the event, the Government said it awarded nurses and midwives ‘who have dedicated their lives to helping others and improving healthcare in the UK’.
Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, chief executive and registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said she ‘can’t think of a better way to open our celebrations’ as we enter the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
She continued: ‘All of us using health and care services can see the amazing work nurses and midwives do every day and it’s wonderful to see that commitment and dedication recognised and acknowledged in this way.’
Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, also congratulated all the nurses recognised in the honours list.
She said: ‘As you read the list, the extraordinary breadth and depth of the work done by the nurses honoured is striking – not just in hospital and community services, but in public heath, our Armed Forces and charities, and in specialist areas ranging from mental health to infection control to ophthalmics.
‘The College is very pleased to see the enormous – and unique – contribution made by nursing staff recognised in this way.’
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
- Dr Debra Adams – Assistant director of infection prevention and control Midlands and East, NHS England and NHS Improvement. For services to infection prevention and nursing.
- Carolyn Fox – Chief nurse, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. For services to nursing.
- Birte Harlev-Lam – Formerly clinical director maternity and children, NHS Improvement. For services to maternity and young people’s care.
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
- Paulette Bolton – Advanced nurse practitioner, Enki Medical Practice, Birmingham. For services to patient care.
- Joanne Cable – Nurse team manager, Hereford Garrison. For services to military personnel and families.
- Manjit Darby – Director of nursing leadership and quality. Midlands NHS England and NHS Improvement. For services to nursing and to patient Care.
- Elizabeth Evans – Lately stoma nurse University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing.
- Mary Ferguson – Consultant midwife, Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board. For services to midwifery in Wales.
- Lynne Garwood – Nurse consultant Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. For services to mental healthcare and to nursing in Wales.
- Yvonne Millard – Deputy chief nurse, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. For services to children’s nursing.
- Anna Morgan – Director of nursing and quality, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. For services to nursing.
- Gillian Morton – General manager and head of midwifery, women and children’s directorate, NHS Forth Valley. For services to healthcare.
- Nicolette Peel – Co-founder and lately Chair of Trustees, Mummy’s Star and Midwife, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Women with Cancer during Pregnancy.
- Michelle Proudman – Lead nurse for community health in North Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. For services to community nursing.
- Angela Horsley – Head of children young people and transition, NHS England and NHS Improvement. For services to children’s healthcare in the NHS.
- Jennifer Rodgers – Chief nurse, children, neonates and young people, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. For services to healthcare.
- Catherine Ryan – Community matron, Sole Bay Health Centre and founder, Sole Bay Care Fund. For services to nursing and to fundraising in Suffolk.
- Martin Semple – Nursing officer patient experience, chief nursing office, Welsh Government. For services to nursing.
- Sandra Taylor – Lead ophthalmic research nurse Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to nursing and to eye research.
Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
- Elizabeth Alderton – Community nurse team Lead and Queen’s Nurse North East London NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing.
- Sara Goode – Lead nurse for emergency planning Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. For services to emergency planning in Wales.
- Sabila Johnson – Ward manager Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing.
- Stephanie McPherson-Sulaiman – Trustee, Wandsworth Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Support Group and lately Specialist Nurse Manager. For services to People with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Disorders.
- Winifred Lane – Senior nurse tutor and nurse lecturer Gibraltar Health Authority and school of health studies, Gibraltar. For services to the Gibraltar Health Authority.
- Kim O’Keeffe – Director nursing, midwifery and allied health professions, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to nursing.
- Helen Mary Shanahan – Infant feeding co-ordinator, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and breastfeeding counsellor, National Childbirth Trust. For services to midwifery.