Overall, one in eight or 12% of the Queen’s Birthday Honours were awarded this year for contributions to health, with more than 60 awards going to NHS staff, as the service gets ready to celebrate 70 years since it was founded next month.
Chair of NHS England Sir Malcolm Grant said this was a fitting tribute to the hard work of health service employees as the institution prepared to celebrate its 70th birthday:
“As we approach the NHS’s 70th birthday, it is great to see so many NHS staff honoured for the fantastic work they do”
Legs Matter would like to congratulate Alison Hopkins MBE
Among those awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to nursing was our very own Alison Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer of social enterprise, Accelerate CIC, who specialise in wound and lymphoedema care.
All of the coalition from Legs Matter are incredibly proud to see Alison recognised for her hard work and efforts over the years, and ensuring that legs are at the top of everyone’s agenda and really do matter.
See what others had to say:
— TissueViabilityTeam (@TVN_UHCW) June 13, 2018
Huge congratulations to Alison Hopkins, our Chief Exec, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to nursing. We are thrilled and proud to be part of this journey! @AlisonHopkins01 says ‘I am a proud nurse today!’
— Accelerate CIC (@AccelerateCIC) June 9, 2018
— RCN GPN Forum (@RCNGPNForum) June 12, 2018