Nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers have been named in the New Year Honours list for efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic and longer-term work.
Of the 1,239 people who received awards, 35 were nurses and midwives working across a range of specialties, including mental health and acute care.
Among those honoured in the list, published on 31 December, is Florence Nightingale Foundation chief executive Professor Greta Westwood, who was made CBE.
Professor Westwood developed the Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service after recognising the growing need for more mental health support for nurses and midwives working on the frontline.
Nurses and midwives working across the community and primary care have also been recognised.
Jill Lisbeth Demilew, former consultant midwife at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, was made MBE after helping to address health inequalities in the south London community.
Health visitor Asha Day, general practice nurse Elizabeth Corrigan and baby friendly lead – a baby health initiative from UNICEF – Susan Henry were also honoured with BMEs.
NMC chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe congratulated all nursing and midwifery professionals recognised in the New Year Honours List after being ‘at the heart of the UK’s response to Covid-19′.
She added: ‘I could not be prouder of the skill, bravery and kindness of nurses, midwives and nursing associates during this most challenging of years. Their important work continues as we start 2021 and I thank them all for the difference they have made and will continue to make.’
RCN chief executive Dame Donna Kinnair echoed congratulations, adding that she is also ‘extremely proud’ of the ‘many more whose names aren’t on there’.
She continued: ‘The last year has seen unprecedented challenges for all nursing staff right across the country. From hospitals to care homes, in GP practices and in people’s own homes, they should all end the year with their heads held high for the dedication and professionalism they have shown.’
The full list of nurses, midwives and those associated with nursing is below:
Professor Greta Westwood – Chief executive, Florence Nightingale Foundation. For services to nursing and midwifery
Joy Duxbury – Professor of mental health, Manchester Metropolitan University. For services to mental health nursing
Daniel Kelly – RCN chair of nursing research at Cardiff University’s school of healthcare sciences. For services to cancer care research and education nationally and internationally
Alexandra Milne – Staff commander, first aid nursing yeomanry. For services to emergency incident response and the Covid-19 response in London
Catherine Morgan – Chief nurse, East of England region, NHS England and NHS Improvement. For services to nursing
Julie Cawthorne – Assistant chief nurse and clinical director of infection prevention and control, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing and the Covid-19 response
Aquiline Chivinge – Senior nurse research leader, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to patients from ethnic minority backgrounds
Sarah Clarke – Director and lead nurse of adult critical care and major trauma, Cheshire and Mersey Operational Delivery Networks. For services to nursing and to the Covid-19 response
Jacqueline Copping – Deputy director of nursing, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk. For services to nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Diane Dodsworth – Head of nursing and critical care, Parkside Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey. For services to nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Carol Doggett – Senior matron, intensive care, Morriston Hospital, Swansea. For services to leadership and nursing care for intensive care patients and staff, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Bethan Eaton-Haskins – Executive director of quality and nursing and chief nurse, South East Coast Ambulance Service. For services to nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Michelle Johnson – Chief nurse, Whittington Health NHS Trust, London. For services to nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Lisa Knight – Chief nurse, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to nursing during the Covid-19 response
Judith Tsitsi Machiwenyika – Nurse consultant, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing and to black, Asian and minority ethnic equality, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Christine Pearson – Executive director of nursing, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Patricia Roughan Pease – Associate chief nurse for safeguarding, mental health and learning disabilities. For services to nursing, children, young people and safeguarding, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Joanna Snow – Matron, intensive care unit, Kettering General Hospital, Northamptonshire. For services to the NHS and patients, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Jill Lisbeth Demilew – Lately Consultant Midwife, Public Health, Kings College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to midwifery
Dr Marilyn Rogers – Midwife, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Founder, Calderdale Baby Cafe. For services to midwifery and infant feeding
Dr Gloria Rowland – Director of midwifery, Barts Health NHS Trust. For professional and voluntary services to midwifery
Deborah Buck – Clinical practice lead, East London Foundation Trust. For services to mental health nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Wendy Clapham – Assistant director, nursing services for critical care, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. For services to nursing, particularly during the Covid-19 response
Anne Claydon – Ward manager, Barts Health NHS Trust, London. For services to nursing during the Covid-19 response
Elizabeth Corrigan – General practice nurse and professional lead facilitator, Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups. For services to nursing during the Covid-19 response
Asha Day – Nurse, health visitor and clinical team leader, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. For services to the NHS and to minority ethnic equality during the Covid-19 response
Catherine Fitzsimmons – Lately palliative care nurse, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. For services to nursing during the Covid-19 response
Judith Graham – Queen’s Nurse, director for psychological professionals, and Freedom to Speak Up guardian, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS during the Covid-19 response
Karen Kembery – Clinical nurse specialist, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Wales. For services to nursing in West Glamorgan
Tracy Madge – Interim associate chief nurse, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group. For services to healthcare during the Covid-19 response
Louise Maltby – Matron, intensive care unit, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey. For services to nursing during the Covid-19 response
Sara Robertson – Matron, neonatal intensive care unit, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey. For services to nursing during the Covid-19 response
Charito Romano – Staff nurse, Arbrook House Care Home, Esher, Surrey. For services to nursing care home residents during the Covid-19 response
Susan Henry – Baby-friendly lead, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to midwifery in the NHS
Dr Mary Patricia Sheridan – NIPE Lead, midwifery Lecturer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. For services to midwifery in the NHS
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