Nominations invited for 2016's new year's honours

Department of Health invites people to nominate deserving nurses and healthcare staff for 2016's new year's honours.

The Department of Health (DH) is inviting people to nominate nurses and other healthcare staff who have made outstanding contributions for the 2016 new year’s honours.

DH says the seniority of an individual is unimportant and successful nominations will be judged on the effects a nominee has had on people’s health and care over a sustained period of time.

Examples of people who could be suitable for a new year’s honour include a ‘nurse who works tirelessly to improve care’ and ‘whistleblowers who speak up when the system should be doing better’.

To nominate someone for an honour, the DH recommends you consider what the person has achieved, whether they have overcome obstacles and whether they have demonstrated innovation and/or entrepreneurship. 

Nurses recognised this year included RCN Wales director Tina Donnelly who was made a CBE for services to nursing and the armed forces after running intensive care units and hospitals in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Eileen Sills was made a dame and Nursing Standard’s 2013 nurse of the year Matthew Hodson, a respiratory nurse consultant at Homerton Hospital in London, was made an MBE.

To complete a nomination form, click here.

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