Nurses and midwives have been named in the New Year Honours list for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic and other significant contributions to care.
Professor Mark Radford, who is Health Education England (HEE) chief nurse and England’s deputy chief nursing officer, was made CBE. He helped lead the recruitment of staff and volunteers for the Covid-19 vaccination programme, as he explained in an interview with Nursing in Practice last year.
Also among those honoured in the list, published on 31 December, is Gloucestershire Hospitals chief nurse Professor Steven Hams. He was awarded with an MBE for services to nursing after leading the vaccine programme in the county.
Practice and community nurses also feature in the list. This includes Jane Chiodini, a general practice nurses awarded with an MBE, and Ceri Jones, a community diabetes specialist nurse awarded a BEM.
Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC chief executive, congratulated everyone recogised in the New Year Honours list, adding that she is ‘incredibly proud’ of all nursing and midwifery professionals on the NMC register.
Commenting on Professor Radford’s award, she said: ‘Mark has shown inspirational leadership during HEE’s response to Covid-19. Throughout his career, Mark has given invaluable support to nursing and midwifery professionals and students and this is such a well-deserved recognition.’
Dr Denise Chaffer, RCN president, said: ‘I send my deepest congratulations to all the nursing and healthcare staff who have been recognised in the New Year Honours.
‘The pandemic continues to be an extremely challenging period for the nursing profession and these honours mark the contribution of everyone involved in health and care.
‘In the face on unprecedented pressures you have all stood tall and should all be enormously proud of everything you have done.’
The nurses and midwives named in the 2022 New Year Honours list
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mark Radford – Health Education England chief nurse and NHS England deputy chief nursing officer. For services to nursing.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Elizabeth Buchanan – Respiratory ward manager, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. For services to nursing in Northern Ireland, particularly during Covid-19.
Jane Chiodini – Travel health specialist nurse. For services to training and development in travel medicine.
Clare Dickens – Senior lecturer, nursing studies, mental health, University of Wolverhampton. For services to education and improving suicide awareness.
Euan Hails – Specialist child and adolescent mental health service consultant nurse, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. For services to children and young people’s mental health in Wales.
Steve Hams – Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse. For services to nursing.
Marie Marshall – Nurse consultant for transition, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. For services to children and young people’s health.
Angela McIntyre – For services to the Foyle Hospice and the community in County Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Patrick Nyarumbu – Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust executive director of strategy, people and partnerships. For services to nursing.
Victoria Cochrane – Director of midwifery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to midwifery
Marion Copeland – Infant feeding specialist midwife, North Bristol NHS Trust. For services to infant feeding and postnatal care
Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
Linda Alexander – Deputy director of nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. For services to patient care and alternative workforce solutions in NHS Wales.
Ceri Jones – Lead community diabetes specialist nurse, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. For services to diabetes care.
Ethel Liggett – For services to the community in County Tyrone and to nursing in Northern Ireland.
Marjory Mulligan – For services to nursing and to charity in Dungannon and South Tyrone, Northern Ireland