Twenty-one nurses and midwives receive prestigious Queen's honours
A total of 21 nurses and midwives have been recognised for their contribution to their professions and patient care in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
1) Elaine Inglesby-Burke, 2) Louise Silverton, 3) Elizabeth Jane Robb, 4) Nora Flanagan, 5) William Pooley, 6) Janet Fyle
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Elaine Inglesby-Burke has been awarded a CBE for her services to nursing. She moved to Salford Royal in 2004 and became the deputy chief executive in 2014.
Ms Inglesby-Burke has played a key role in the campaign for safe staffing levels and was a member of prime minister David Cameron's Nursing and Care Quality Forum, set up in 2012. She later informed the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, chaired by Don Berwick.
Ms Inglesby-Burke said she felt ‘honoured’ and ‘extremely humbled’ to receive the award.
‘I am as proud today as I was when I received my registration as a nurse in 1980,’ she said.
‘As nurses, we are in the unique position of being part of people’s lives at a time of great need and I’ve seen so many examples of staff leading and delivering care in the most kind and compassionate way.’
Royal College of Midwives (RCM) director for midwifery Louise Silverton also received a CBE for her services to midwifery and maternal and child health.
Florence Nightingale Foundation chief executive Elizabeth Robb was awarded an OBE for her services to nursing and midwifery. Speaking of her award, she said: ‘I am completely overwhelmed by this honour. It is fantastic and I am humbled.’
Others honoured in the list include RCN operational manager Nora Flanagan and RCM professional policy adviser Janet Fyle, both of whom were awarded MBEs.
Ms Fyle, who was awarded for services to tackling female genital mutilation, said: ‘I am greatly pleased with this honour, however it's important for me to acknowledge the work of colleagues as there were many people behind the scenes who made all of this possible. In particular, I wish to thank the Royal College of Midwives for sharing my vison and providing me with the support to carry out this work.’
William Pooley, the nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, has received an MBE for services to combating Ebola in Africa.
Queen’s Birthday Honours list
The 21 recipients of Queen's honours from the nursing and midwifery profession are:
Elaine Inglesby-Burke. Executive nurse director and deputy chief executive, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing.
Louise Silverton. Director for midwifery at the RCM. For services to midwifery and maternal and child health.
Eileen Teresa Lindsay. Founder of the Lindsay Leg Club. For services to nursing.
Elizabeth Jane Robb. Chief executive of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. For services to nursing and midwifery.
Nicola Jane Charlotte Bennett-Rees. Clinical nurse specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. For services to nursing.
Nora Flanagan. Operational manager at the RCN. For services to nursing.
Janet Matilda Faith Fyle. Professional policy adviser at the RCM. For services to tackling female genital mutilation.
Rosemary Lyness. Executive nurse director at NHS Lanarkshire. For services to nursing and midwifery.
Jacalyn Claire Mathers. Designated nurse for safeguarding children at Bristol clinical commissioning group. For services to tackling female genital mutilation in Bristol.
Pauline Campbell Milne. Head of clinical workforce development and planning at Health Education East of England. For services to nurse education.
William Frank Pooley. Nurse. For services to combating Ebola in Africa.
Eleanor Ross. Dementia strategy lead nurse consultant at Public Health Agency. For services to health care in Northern Ireland.
Gary Francis Tubman. Matron acute for the intensive care and rehabilitation service at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. For services to mental health nursing.
Helena Wyatt. Community psychiatric nurse in Oxfordshire. For services to mental health nursing.
Irene Barkby, director for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals for NHS Lanarkshire. For services to healthcare.
David John Widdas. Consultant nurse for children with complex care needs at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. For services to children and young people with complex care needs.
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Anne Frances MacCallum. Head of specialist services at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. For services to nursing.
Muriel Ann O’Driscoll. Sexual health nurse, Brook. For services to Nursing.
Wendy Williams. Dysphagia specialist nurse at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. For services to adult nursing for people with learning disabilities in North Wales.
ROYAL RED CROSS
Col Karen Janette Irvine. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.
Maj Leigh Keiron Kenworthy. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.