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Health and social care leaders praised in new year honours list

The health and social care sector across the UK’s work is being celebrated in this year’s new year honours list.

  • The new year honours list 2020 recognises the health and social care sector
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, former Chief Medical Officer and NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens among those honoured
  • Extraordinary people across the UK celebrated by this list for their achievements and services

The NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, Professor Dame Sally Davies, the government’s Chief Medical Officer between 2011 and 2019 and Chief Social Worker, Lyn Romeo are among the senior leaders named.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:

“It’s fantastic to see so many of our incredible NHS and social care staff recognised for their incredible achievements.

“In particular, Professor Dame Sally Davies had an extraordinary impact during her time as Chief Medical Officer, including her revolutionary efforts in the fight against antimicrobial resistance and leading the UK’s response to recent health emergencies. I’m delighted her unfaltering determination to improve the nation’s health is being celebrated.

“I love the NHS and am immensely proud of the incredible work it does. I want to thank Simon Stevens for his excellent work over the last 5 years and congratulate him on being recognised for that.”

Lyn Romeo, who became Chief Social Worker in 2013 is also receiving an honour.

 Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage said:

“I’m delighted to see health and social care sector staff get the recognition and thanks they so rightfully deserve.

“Lyn Romeo has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of social work and social care, making a real difference to people’s lives across the UK, and I want to congratulate her today.”

Several midwives, nurses, surgeons and paramedics are also recognised in this year’s honours list as they have dedicated their lives to serving the NHS.

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