GP leader receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

National Association of Primary Care president Dr James Kingsland received an OBE for services to general practice at Buckingham Palace.

Dr Kingsland receives his honour from the Queen
Dr Kingsland receives his honour from the Queen

Dr Kingsland, involved in implementing reforms set out in the Health Bill as DH national clinical commissioning network lead, received the award from the Queen on 22 March.

The award, announced as part of the New Year’s honours in January, was for services to medicine and healthcare.

Dr Kingsland said the award was a 'career-defining moment'. 'It was recognising what I have done in my career as a GP, and I am very proud of that,' he said. 'It was a wonderful day, a wonderful experience and great for my family.'

The Queen thanked Dr Kingsland for his work, asking briefly about the NHS reforms and 'challenging times' ahead as she presented his OBE.

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