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Thursday, December 31, 1998 Published at 00:15 GMT

Where the health honours went

Sir Naren Patel will take up his place in the House of Lords

Health made a big impact on the New Year Honours list, with a baron, two dames, a knight and scores of OBEs, CBEs and MBEs.

Sir Naren Patel, consultant obstetrician at Ninewells Hospital and former president of the Royal College of Obstetricians, was made a baron and will take his place in the House of Lords.

A knighthood went to Professor Michael David Rawlins for helping to protect patients from the side-effects of certain types of medicine.

And two women scooped damehoods. Pauline Fielding, director of nursing at Preston Acute Hospitals Trust, and Dr Margaret Seward, president of the General Dental Council were made Dames of the British Empire.

Geoffrey Richard Scaife, chief executive of NHS in Scotland, received the Order of the Bath CB.

Other awards

CBEs go to 10 health workers, including Professor John Dodge for services to children's health.

The OBE goes to a wide range of health professionals, from Elizabeth Forgan at the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Authority to people in the voluntary sector such as Janette Gardner, former chair of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship in Scotland, the Reverend Nicholas Read, director of the Rural Stress Information Network and Neil Buckland of the Thalidomide Trust.

Ambulance workers, GPs, people working with the mentally ill and children and nurses are among those given the MBE.

Sandra Galloway got an honour for her work for the Families of Sufferers of Creutzfeldt-Jakob's Disease and Maureen Edmondson was given the MBE for services to bereaved parents through her work for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society in Sheffield.

She said she was stunned to receive the award.

"I feel very honoured to have been put forward and very humble," she said.

She helped set up the charity which gives bereaved parents the chance to meet up and share their experiences.

"I got involved because my own daughter Katrina died very young and I know how traumatic losing a child can be," she said.

"We try to help parents come to terms with what has happened and help them get on with their lives."

Mrs Edmondson, who has three children, convinced hospital staff that putting the deceased baby's hand and foot prints in a special booklet could help parents come to terms with their grief.

Other awards went to people working abroad.

The full UK health list is as follows:


Mrs Freda Mary Cocks, OBE. For services to the community, especially Health Care, in Birmingham. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Professor John Ashton Dodge. For services to Children's Health. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)

Professor George Hill Elder. Head, Department of Medical Biochemistry University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. For services to Medicine. (Llanishen, Cardiff)

Professor Kevin Joseph Michael Gournay. For services to Psychiatric Nursing, Research and Education. (Cheshunt, Hertfordshire)

Professor Averil Olive Mansfield. Professor of Surgery, Imperial College, St. Mary's Hospital, London. For services to Surgery and to Women in Medicine. (London, W2)

Professor Michael Schofield. Chairman, Dorset Community NHS Trust. For services to the NHS. (Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset)

Miss Lynette Ann Stone. Nursing and Quality Development manager, Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital Trust, London. For services to Dermatological Nursing. (London, N1)

John Llewellyn Williams. For services to the Dental Profession and to Surgery. (Chichester, West Sussex)

Graham Peter Arthur Winyard. Director, Health Services, NHS Executive, Department of Health. (Winchester, Hampshire)

Mrs Elizabeth Ann Wolstenholme. Head, Continuing Health Services, Department of Health. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)


Mrs Constance Barbara Ballinger. lately consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Dundee Liff Hospital. For services to Women's Psychiatric Health. (Dundee)

Mrs Margaret Ann Bell. Director of Nursing and Quality, Mid Kent Healthcare Trust. For services to Nursing. (Maidstone, Kent)

Neil Hedley Buckland. For services to Thalidomide Trust. (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)

Henry Percy James Butcher. Lately chief executive, West Wales Ambulance NHS Trust. For services to Nursing and to the NHS in Wales. (Swansea, West Glamorgan)

Miss Harriet Copperman. Nursing director, North London Hospice Home Care Service. For services to Palliative Care. (London, N10)

Mrs Ann Eleri Edwards. Consultant Anaesthetist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital. For services to the NHS and to Medical Education. (Llangollen, Wrexham)

Professor Alfred Michael Emmerson. For services to the Department of Health's Microbiology Advisory Committee and to Infection Control. (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Elizabeth Anne Lucy Forgan. For services to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. (London, NW1) Anthony Kenric Stapleton Franks. For services to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and to the RNLI. (Tonbridge, Kent)

Mrs Janette Braid Gardner. Lately chairman, National Schizophrenia Fellowship Scotland. For service to sufferers of Schizophrenia. (Edinburgh)

Professor Patrick Paul Anthony Humphrey. Director, Glaxo Institute of Applied Pharmacology. For services to Migraine Research. (Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire)

Professor Patricia Ann Jacobs, FRS. Director, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory. For services to Genetic Research. (Salisbury, Wiltshire)

Donal Arthur John Keegan, DL. Consultant Physician. For services to Rehabilitation Services. (Culmore, Londonderry)

George McRae Keil. Investigations manager, Office of the Health Service commissioner for Scotland. (Edinburgh)

David Andrew George Kilshaw. Chairman, Borders Health Board. For services to Health Care. (Peebles, Tweeddale)

John Nigel Kirkland. For services to the community, especially the Derbyshire Ambulance Service, in Derbyshire. (Wirksworth, Derbyshire)

Alan John Lawrence. Lately consultant in Dental Public Health, Department of Health. (Reading, Berkshire)

Mrs Patricia Margaret McManus. Health Visitor, Hawick and chairman, Royal College of Nursing Scottish Board. For services to health care. (Hawick, Roxburghshire)

Nicholas Jonathan Naftalin. Medical director, Leicester Royal Infirmary. For services to Education and to Patient Care. (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Professor Elizabeth Newson. For services to Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire)

The Rev Nicholas John Read. Director, Rural Stress Information Network. For services to the Alleviation of Rural Stress. (Lydbury North, Shropshire)

Mrs Anne Lloyd Roberts. Deputy Chair, North Wales Health Authority. For services to the NHS and to Education in North Wales. (Ruthin, Denbighshire)

Mrs Penelope Jill Allisy-Roberts. Member, Ionising Radiations Advisory Committee. For services to Radiation Protection. (Paris, France)

Mrs Ann Edith Robertson. For services to the East Kent Hospice Project. (Canterbury, Kent)

Miss Jennifer Ross. Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer. For services to Women's Health Care in North East England. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Clive John McLean Russell, DL. For services to the Medical Profession.

Mrs Ann Elizabeth Stead. Clinical director Disability Services, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. For services to People with Physical Disabilities. (Oxon, Oxfordshire)

Professor Malcolm Francis Graham Stevens. Professor of Experimental Cancer Chemotherapy, University of Nottingham. For services to the development of Cancer Drugs. (Belton, Leicestershire)

Mrs Mavis Pauline Watson. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to Health Care. (Bingley, West Yorkshire)

MBEs go to:

James Alcock. Chairman, Fife Local Medical Committee. For services to General Practice and to Health Care. (Cleish, Perth and Kinross)

Peter Harry Andrews, MC. For services to the Muscular Dystrophy Group, Solihull, West Midlands. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Mrs Elizabeth Janet Preston Barrett. For services to the St. Andrews Ambulance Association, Fort William. (Fort William, Inverness-shire)

Mrs Brenda Frances Bonnert. For services to the Maidstone Hospital League of Friends, Kent. (Maidstone, Kent)

Alan Keith Budd. Lately General Medical Practitioner, Reading, Berkshire. For services to Health Care. (Reading, Berkshire)

Raymond Cheeseman. Ambulanceman. For services to the Ambulance Service and to the St. John Ambulance Brigade in Sedburgh, Cumbria. (Sedburgh, Cumbria)

Mrs Nora Genevieve Chute. For services to Breast Care Nursing. (Watford, Hertfordshire)

Mrs Chloe Ann Cockerill. For services to the Friends of St. Thomas' Hospital, London. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Mrs Dorothea Cockett. For services to the Friends of St. Thomas' Hospital, London. (Kensington, W8)

Mrs Helen Lorraine Coe. Ward manager, Frimley Park NHS Trust. For services to Quality in Nursing. (Fleet, Hampshire)

Mrs Grace Daniel. For services to the Hounslow Community Health Council and to Disabled People. (Brentford, Middlesex)

Mrs Evelyn Dorothy, The Rev Davies. For services to Cancer Sufferers and to Counselling.

Mrs Patricia Mary Donald. General Medical Practitioner, Edinburgh. For services to Women's Health and to Paediatric Care. (Edinburgh)

Mrs Maureen Margaret Edmondson. For services to Bereaved Parents and to the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)

Mrs Agnes Young Ellacott. Civilian chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Defence. (Weybridge, Surrey)

Mrs Sandra Galloway. For services to the Families of Sufferers of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease. (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)

Mrs Katrine Mary Gibson. For services to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and to the Multiple Sclerosis community. (Swindon, Wiltshire)

Miss Brenda Margery Horne. Team Leader in Thoracic Surgery and Pain Therapy, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to Nursing in Operating Theatres. (Keighley, West Yorkshire)

Norman Wilfred Howell. For services to Chiropody and to Health Care in the West Midlands. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Mrs Muriel Hughes. For services to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Delyn, North Wales. (Bagillt, Flintshire)

Sister Mary Katherine Hyland. For services to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. (Glasgow)

Mrs Etta Jennings. For services to sufferers of Agoraphobia. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Mrs Isobel Meikle Kidd. For services to the community, especially Cancer Care, in Galashiels. (Galashiels, Selkirkshire)

Andrew Cameron Knight Lockie. Lately General Medical Practitioner, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. For services to Health Care. (Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire)

Mrs Dorothy Lott. For services to the Mental Health Support Team for Homeless People in Nottingham. (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire)

Samuel Harold Loughrin. For services to the Leukaemia Research Fund. (London)

Miss Vicky McIntosh. Lead Nurse, Mount Vernon and Watford Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to Health Care. (Harrow, Middlesex)

Mrs Dinah Ann Minton. For services to Headway and to Sufferers of head Injuries and their Carers. (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire)

Mrs Annette Mitchell. Chairman, Shetland Health Council. For services to Health Care. (Shetland)

Mrs Prudence Jennifer Mitchell. General Medical Practitioner, Dorset. For services to Health Care, especially for Elderly People. (Weymouth, Dorset)

Graham Frederick Morris. For services to the M.R.C. Dunn Nutrition Unit. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Robert Noy. Hospital Visitor. For services to the community in Cambridge. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

David Victor Palmer. For charitable services to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. (Greenford, Middlesex)

Mrs Marina Palmer. For charitable services to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. (Greenford, Middlesex)

Victor Daniel Perfitt. Chairman, British Herbal Medicine Association. For services to the Herbal Medicines Industry. (Christchurch, Dorset)

John Anthony James Rook. For services to the promotion of self-help groups for Sufferers of Mental Illness, particularly through the Lithium Club. (Halstead, Essex)

Mrs Phyllis Willan Shingles. For services to Mentally Ill People on Jersey. (St Martin, Jersey)

Miss Jean Smith. District Nurse, Plean, Stirling. For services to Health Care. (Shotts, Lanarkshire)

Mrs Judith Anne Spenceley. General Medical Practitioner, Inverness. For services to Health Care. (Inverness)

Terence Arthur Spurr. Ambulanceman. For services to the Ambulance Service and to the community in London. (Dagenham, Essex)

Alistair Taylor. Chairman, Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis, Wick. For services to Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis in Caithness. (Caithness, Inverness)

Gordon William Taylor. Lately head Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer, Public Health Laboratory, County Hospital, Hereford. For services to Public Health. (Hereford, Herefordshire)

Michael Upcroft. For services to the community, especially Health Care, in East Anglia. (Beccles, Suffolk)

Mrs Penelope Vasey. General Dental Practitioner and Chair, Committee on Vocational Training in England and Wales. For services to Dental Training. (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Jacqueline Carol Wood, JP. Non-Executive director, Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to the NHS.

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