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Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise nurses

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty


Picture: Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, who has been made a dame

The Queen’s Birthday Honours have awarded dozens of nurses and midwives accolades for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Healthcare workers made up 14% of the list in total of 1,500 individuals from across the UK in the delayed honours.

RCN chief executive Dame Donna Kinnair said all nursing staff should feel ‘immensely proud’ for their ‘incredible professionalism and dedication under the most enormous pressures’.

She continued: ‘From hospitals to care homes and across the community, I hope these honours provide a welcome boost to all those who have dedicated themselves to the care of others’.

Among those honoured was RCN president Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, who been made a Dame for services to nursing.

Professor Rafferty’s achievements include becoming the first nurse to receive a doctorate from Oxford University and her research into workforce, which was the first to link staffing and patient mortality rates in the UK.

NHS nurse Ashleigh Linsdell, who founded and co-ordinated a national movement to make scrubs for frontline workers when supplies ran short during the pandemic, has also been awarded an OBE.

In addition, Felicia Kwaku, associate director of nursing at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded OBE for services to nursing. During the pandemic, she supported black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses through webinars.

Individuals from a minority ethnic background made up 13% of the list.

Dame Donna said: ‘It is poignant that so many BAME nurses have been honoured for their work speaking out and safeguarding their colleagues facing disproportionate risk from the Covid-19 virus.’

The full list of nurses, midwives and those associated with nursing is below:

DBE

Elaine Inglesby-Burke, CBE. Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. For services to Nursing

Professor Anne-Marie Rafferty, CBE. Professor of Nursing Policy, King’s College London and president, Royal College of Nursing. For services to Nursing

CBE

Caroline Jane Alexander. Chief Nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust. For services to Nursing

Suzanne Margaret Eunice Banks. Formerly chief Nurse, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing in the NHS

OBE

Felicia Margaret Kwaku. Associate director of Nursing, Kings College NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing during Covid-19

Michele Elliott. Divisional director, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to Nursing particularly during Covid-19

Professor Debra Elizabeth Bick. Professor of Clinical Trials in Maternal Health, University of Warwick. For services to Midwifery

Susan Mary Williams. Matron, Royal Hospital Chelsea. For services to Patients during the Covid-19 response

Carol Anne Carson. Volunteer Nurse, Voluntary Service Overseas. For services to Healthcare

Jacqueline Fletcher. Senior Nurse Advisor, Stop the Pressure Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement. For services to Wound Care Management

Professor Cheryl Ann Lenney. Chief Nurse, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing and Midwifery

Professor Sally Ann Shearer. Executive director of Nursing, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing

Professor Sheryl Dianne Watkins. Professor of Public Health Nursing, Cardiff University. For services to Nursing Education and Research

Dr Lynne Wigens. Formerly chief Nurse, East of England Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement. For services to Nursing

MBE

Susan Gault. Head of Public Health Nursing, Northern Trust. For services to Healthcare particularly during Covid-19

Caroline Mary Lee. Head, Clinical Education Centre for Nurses, Midwives, and Allied Health Professions. For services to Healthcare during the Covid-19 response

Sandra Connie Payne. Director of Nursing and Care Homes, Brunelcare Bristol. For services to Social Care particularly during Covid-19

Juliana Mary Taylor. Nurse consultant in Urology service, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS during Covid-19

Professor Matthew Robertson Walters. Head, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow. For services to the NHS during Covid-19

Elizabeth Ann Waters. Consultant Nurse, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. For services to the NHS in Wales

Hannah Mary Angland. Lead Nurse, Integrated Community Ageing Team, Islington. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Samantha Jane Gallagher. Nursing Home manager and Registered Nurse, Brandon Park Nursing Home. For services to Social Care during Covid-19

Paula Jane Gallent. Ward Sister, Cardiff and Vale University Health board. For services to the NHS during Covid-19

Bryson Phillip Gifford. Director of Continuous Improvement, Wellcross Grange Nursing Home. For services to Care Home residents during Covid-19

Lynne Grieves. Nurse, Northlea Court Care Home. For services to Nursing during Covid-19
Molly Henriques-Dillon. Quality Nurse Team Leader, Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Clare Marie Johnstone. Head of Infection Prevention and Control, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Minerva Pascual Collantes Klepacz. Matron of Ophthalmology and BAME Network Lead, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Marie Therese McDermott. For services to Nursing in Northern Ireland during the Covid-19 response

Gemma Patricia McDonald. Nurse and Volunteer, Newport Sea Cadets. For services to the NHS and to the community in Newport during Covid-19

Beverley Morris. CHC Lead Nurse, Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Winsome May Thomas. Matron for Quality and BAME Nurses and Midwives Network Chair, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19
Tracey Nichola Carter. Chief Nurse, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to Nursing in the NHS

Hilda Margaret Gwilliams. Chief Nurse, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing in the NHS

Dr Rebecca Hoskins. Nurse consultant, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Emergency Nursing Care

Julia Ann Hunt. Formerly director of Nursing, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing

Susan Claire Marshall. Formerly chief Nurse, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Queen’s Nurse. For services to Nursing

Una McCrann. Feeding Disorder Practitioner, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing

Dr Carolyn Margaret Middleton. Associate director of Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. For services to Nursing

Debra Moore. Independent consultant Nurse. For services to Learning Disability Nursing

Josie Rudman. Chief Nurse, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing, Patient Experience and Patient Safety

Diane Marie Sarkar. Chief Nursing Officer, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing in the NHS

Jean Saunders. Senior Nurse, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Swansea Bay University Health Board. For services to Nursing

Professor Jane Elizabeth Viner. Formerly chief Nurse and Deputy chief executive, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing

Valerie May Walker. Formerly director of Nursing and Operations, Care for Veterans. For services to Healthcare for Veterans

Catherine Elizabeth Winfield. Executive chief Nurse, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing

Hetty Vuda Bea. For services to the Nursing profession and to Community Development

Fiona Gwynedd Giraud. Director, Midwifery and Women’s Services, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. For services to Midwifery and Women’s Services in Wales

Dr Carmel Patricia Maria McCalmont. Lately Director of Midwifery Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership. For services to Midwifery

BEM

Margaret Ann Baker. Clinical Nurse, Specialist Secondary Breast Oncology, Swansea Bay University Health Board. For services to Patients with Secondary Breast Cancer in Bridgend

Hazel Lillian Nelson. Practice Nurse, Cobridge Surgery and Queen’s Nurse. For services to Nursing and the community in Staffordshire

Nicholas John Tanner. Formerly Lead Nurse for Homelessness, Medway Community Healthcare. For services to Homeless People in London and Medway

Anne Thomas. Staff Nurse, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. For services to Nursing

Winsome May Thomas. Matron for Quality and BAME Nurses and Midwives Network Chair, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Clare Marie Johnstone. Head of infection prevention and control, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Minerva Pascual Collantes Klepacz. Matron of Ophthalmology and BAME Network Lead, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Kate Elizabeth Mary Tantam. Specialist Senior Sister in Intensive Care, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. For services to improving Patient Experience during Covid-19

Winsome May Thomas. Matron for Quality and BAME Nurses and Midwives Network Chair, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19

Click here for the full list of current and former nurses and midwives recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020. The honours are usually released in June but were delayed this year because of Covid-19.