GPs rewarded in New Year’s Honours

Author: Adrian O'Dowd
Several GPs have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Louise Robinson, director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and professor of primary care and ageing at Newcastle University received a Damehood for services to primary care.

Professor Robinson said: “I am overwhelmed and absolutely delighted to be recognised in this way for what, to me, has been not a job but a lifelong passion to improve the care of older people, especially those living with dementia.”

GP cancer expert Professor Willie Hamilton, professor of primary care diagnostics at the University of Exeter, received a CBE for services to improving early cancer diagnosis.

Professor Frederick Richard Hobbs, director for primary care research at the National Institute for Health Research School in Oxford, also received a CBE for services to medical research.

An MBE was awarded to Dr Pauline Hutchinson, a retired GP and medical director and chair of the charity Medcare, for services to children in Uganda.

Former secretary of the Welsh BMA Dr Richard Lewis, who is current national professional lead for primary care lead at NHS Wales, was awarded an MBE for his services to healthcare in Wales.

Dr Heather Potter, a South Wales GP and area clinical director for Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend, was awarded a British Empire medal for services to healthcare.

In addition, Dr Nick Roberts, chief clinical officer for NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG, was awarded an MBE for services to general practice.

In total, 1,148 people received an award from this year’s honours list.

Image courtesy of Newcastle University