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.

Alison Hopkins MBE & Christine O’Connor from Accelerate
Alison Hopkins MBE & Christine O’Connor from Accelerate CIC

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