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Nursing leader Hilary Chapman collects damehood during ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Nursing leader Hilary Chapman from Barnsley has been made a Dame, Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Nursing leader Hilary Chapman from Barnsley has been made a Dame, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

She was awarded the honour by the Duke of Cambridge during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 2 March.


Hilary Chapman receiving her honour
from Prince William. Picture: PA 

Dame Hilary was honoured alongside NHS England director of nursing Hilary Garratt who was made CBE and Northern Ireland cancer nurse specialist Elizabeth Atkinson, who was made Master of the Order of the British Empire.

The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Dame Hilary Chapman was named in the New Year’s honours list for services to nursing.


Elizabeth Atkinson. Picture: PA 

Shaped by those around you

She said afterwards: ‘This is the most amazing honour and such a privilege. I have only been able to achieve the things I have because I have worked with incredible teams throughout my career.

‘A good nurse and leader is shaped by those that he or she works alongside and are inspired by.

‘I have been fortunate to work with some of the best locally and nationally.

'Nursing and midwifery is a fantastic career and the opportunities for nurses now have never been more varied or exciting.'


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