The hard work and dedication of staff across the capital’s NHS are among those recognised in this year’s New Year Honours, with a midwife, virologist and radiographer awarded alongside more than 30 other health service workers across the city.
London’s healthcare staff have received honours for services across midwifery, intensive care medicine, inclusion and the Covid-19 response, closing a year in which over 15 million first, second and third Covid vaccine doses have been delivered to Londoners thanks to the commitment of NHS staff, volunteers and partners across the capital.
Andrew Ridley, Regional Director for the NHS in London, said:
“All staff in London have gone above and beyond this year, from treating patients in the capital’s hospitals and communities, to delivering the life-saving vaccines to Londoners in the city’s museums, stadiums, pharmacies, GP surgeries and places of worship.
“It is great to see the breadth of the brilliant work our staff do reflected in the honours awarded , and I want to congratulate every one of those receiving recognition today for their relentless commitment and innovation to protect and improve the health of all Londoners, especially during the last two years.”
A number of the capital’s staff are recognised for their service during the COVID pandemic, while others are recognised for a career in which they have made a significant difference to care provided – both for their own patients and nationally as leaders in their fields.
– Dr Malur Sudhanva, Consultant Medical Virologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year Honours. Dr Sudhanva has been recognised for services to healthcare science, particularly during COVID-19
– Professor Hugh Montgomery, Consultant Intensivist at Whittington Health NHS Trust has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his dedication to treating patients requiring ICU care before and throughout the pandemic, and his commitment to tackling the climate emergency
– Professor Chris Whitty, Consultant Physician at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Knighthood (KCB) for services to public health as Chief Medical Oficer
– Dr Nicholas Woznitza, Consultant Radiographer at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Radiography and to the Covid-19 response
– Professor Russell Viner, Consultant paediatrician and adolescent physician at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been recognised with a CBE for his services to child and adolescent health, particularly during COVID-19.
– Professor John Hardy, who holds an honorary appointment with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, received a knighthood for services to human health in improving understanding of dementia and neurodegenerative diseases.
– Professor Shakeel Qureshi, Paediatric Cardiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Knighthood (KB) for services to Paediatric Cardiology and Charity
– Professor Ali Jawadl, Consultant and Rheumatologist at Barts Health NHS Trust has been awarded an OBE for services to healthcare (joint role as Professor of Rheumatology at Barts and the London School of Medicine)
– Oyebanji “Banji” Adewumi, lately Associate Director of Inclusion at Barts Health NHS Trust has been awarded MBE for services to the NHS and to Diversity
– Victoria Cochrane, Director of Midwifery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Midwifery
– Dr Justin Roe, Consultant and Joint-Head, Department of Speech Voice and Swallowing at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Speech and Language Therapy, particularly during Covid-19.