NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Honouring his services to patient safety, the Birthday Honours also recognises the hard work and dedication of 20 colleagues from 15 NHS Confederation member organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“Niall has for decades worked tirelessly to ensure patients receive the best possible care in the safest possible environment,’ Stephen Dorrell, chair of the NHS Confederation, said on 17 June.
“His strong leadership and record of innovation have been hallmarks of every organisation he has led, from the King’s Fund to the GMC and now, of course, at the NHS Confederation.
“Providers and commissioners of care will find no one better to represent them at a time of unprecedented levels of pressure.
“He is an invaluable figure to have working in the health and care sector, and we congratulate him on this thoroughly deserved and prestigious honour.”
Confed members honoured
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
BEM: Noreen Lewis, lead nurse, for services to haematology nursing in South Wales.
MBE: Dr Simon O'Donovan, clinical lead, young onset dementia service, for services to the development of mental health services for older people.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
OBE: Mohammad Quraishi, consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon and director ENT Masterclass, for services to the NHS and medical education.
Hywel Dda University Health Board
BEM: Margaret, Rees-Hughes, community non-officer (independent member), for services to the NHS in Wales.
MBE: Caroline Oakley, lately director of nursing (quality and patient experience), for services to the nursing profession and NHS Wales.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
OBE: Tony Whitfield, director of finance, for services to the NHS.
NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group
CBE: Dr Crystal Oldman, nurse member of the CCG governing body and chief executive of the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI), for services to the QNI and community nursing.
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group
MBE: Dr Nikita Kanani, General Practitioner and chief clinical officer, for services to primary care.
NHS Blood and Transplant
OBE: Catherine Howell, chief nurse, diagnostic and therapeutic services, for services to nursing.
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal: Paul Liversidge, director.
North West Boroughs Healthcare and NHS Foundation Trust
MBE: Dr Philip Cooper, nurse consultant in dual diagnosis, for services to nursing.
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal: George Stott, training officer.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
MBE: Dawn Good, head of stroke service and lead stroke nurse, for services to nursing.
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
MBE: Dr Cherith Semple, macmillan head and neck clinical nurse specialist, for services to nursing.
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal: Neil Le Chevalier, director of operations.
Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust
BEM: Clifford John Powis, paramedic, for services to emergency care.
Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal: Robin Petterson, clinical support officer.
Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal: Tony Rossetti, first responder officer, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
Western Health and Social Care Trust
MBE: Alan Corry-Finn, vice president, Northern Ireland Hospice and director of nursing, Western Health and Social Care Trust, primary care and older people, for services to healthcare.
MBE: Anne Love, volunteer manager, for services to the community in Northern Ireland.
Find out more
View the full list of Birthday Honours on the Gov.UK website.