NHS England’s director of nursing Hilary Garratt has been awarded a CBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.
Ms Garratt, who is also deputy chief nursing officer for England, was given the award for her services to nursing and the safeguarding of vulnerable people.
She heads a list of nursing-related honours, which also features former chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, Catherine Warwick, who has been made a dame for services to midwifery.
Ms Garratt described the award as a ‘tribute to the many individuals and organisations that are involved in our safeguarding work’.
She said: ‘I am passionate about bringing people and organisations together to protect vulnerable children and adults and it’s been a privilege to work closely with a range of inspiring people, including those with a lived experience of these issues.’
Also featuring on the list is Susan Kennedy, former national co-ordinator for general practice nursing at NHS Education for Scotland, who was awarded an MBE for services to general practice. Matron and manager at Queen’s House Nursing and Residential Home Sandra Plasting has been given a British Empire Medal for her work with older people and the community.
|Full list of nursing honours|
Catherine Warwick, former chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives
Professor Hilary Chapman, chief nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hilary Garratt, director of nursing at NHS England
Wendy Matthews, deputy chief nurse and director of midwifery at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Kevin Clifford, former chief nurse at NHS Sheffield CCG
Susan Kennedy, former national co-ordinator for general practice nursing at NHS Education for Scotland
Elizabeth Atkinson, cancer specialist nurse at Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
Rowena Jones, paediatric oncology outreach specialist nurse at Hywel Dda University Health Board
Louise Rooney, senior nurse at HM Prison Usk
Sandra Plasting, matron and manager at Queen’s House Nursing and Residential Home
Ellen Mann, nurse at Cwm Taf University Health Board