RCGP chairman Professor Steve Field, who has held the post since 2007, was awarded a CBE. Professor Field is also regional postgraduate dean for the NHS West Midlands Workforce Deanery and co-author of RCGP document The Future Direction of General Practice: A Roadmap.
Professor Field said: ‘This award is recognition of the vital role played by all GPs at the heart of our communities, who work tirelessly to raise standards of care for our patients.
‘This honour is not just for me; it is a tribute to my colleagues; at the Bellevue Medical Centre in Birmingham, those I've worked with in post graduate medical education, and at the RCGP, my family and the many friends I have made over the years. It is testament to the wealth of advice, encouragement and support I have received throughout my career.
‘I am proud that I have been able to practise as a jobbing GP in a deprived part of Birmingham, and it has been lovely this morning to see the warmth
Belfast GP Dr James Hall was awarded an OBE for his 'services to healthcare', while MBEs were received by Dr Stephen Burns, from Rotherham, south Yorkshire, Dr Timothy Carney, from Hexam and Tynedale, Northumberland, Dr Stephen Liversedge, from Bolton, Lancashire, Dr Charles Burns, from Henley, Oxfordshire, and Dr Mary McNee, from Glasgow.
Specialist community public health nurse Susan Greenwood from Redruth, Cornwall, was also awarded an MBE for her 'services to healthcare'.