GPs recognised in 2017 Queen's birthday honours list

GPs, primary care education experts and NHS officials were among those to pick up awards in this year's Queen's birthday honours.

Dr Nikita Kanani: among GPs recognised in Queen's birthday honours list
Dr Nikita Kanani: among GPs recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

South-east London GP Dr Nikita Kanani has been awarded an OBE for services to primary care through her work as a GP and as chief clinical officer for NHS Bexley CCG.

North Manchester GP Dr Sohail Munshi, of the Five Oaks Family Practice, receives a British Empire medal for services to primary care, while Dr Ruth Padday of the Hedge End Medical Centre receives the same award for services to healthcare and young people in Hampshire.

Honours list

Two primary care professors are awarded OBEs - Professor Graham Watt, the Norie Miller chair of general practice at University of Glasgow receives the award for services to healthcare, and Professor Margaret Cupples, GP and professor of general practice at Queen's University Belfast receives an OBE for services to higher education and healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Former NICE chair Sir Michael Rawlins, now chair of the MHRA, is awarded the Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire - the highest rank of knighthood - for services to the safety of medicines, healthcare and innovation. He already held a knighthood.

Chris Wormald, DH permanent secretary, is  knighted for public service, and head of the Scottish government primary care transformation team Linda Gregson has been awarded an OBE for servisce to education and social care.

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