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NHS staff recognised in honours list


6 January 2015

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A local GP and chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received a knighthood in this years New Year’s Honours.

Dr Sam Everington was given the award as recognition for 20 years worth of service to the primary care sector.

The Bromley-by-Bow Centre which Dr Everington helped set up is seen both nationally and internationally as an example of effective working between the private, public and voluntary and community sectors to improve the health of local people.

A local GP and chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received a knighthood in this years New Year’s Honours.

Dr Sam Everington was given the award as recognition for 20 years worth of service to the primary care sector.

The Bromley-by-Bow Centre which Dr Everington helped set up is seen both nationally and internationally as an example of effective working between the private, public and voluntary and community sectors to improve the health of local people.

Dr Everington is the chair of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG, which brings together 36 practices and 280 GPs. The CCG was named ‘Commissioning Group of the Year’ in the Health Service Journal awards in November for projects such as the ‘urgent care’ triage system he set up in the A&E at the Royal London Hospital and for developing diabetic care packages enabling patients to self-manage their condition.

Dr Sam Everington said:“I feel tremendously lucky to work with a wonderful group of patients, partners and colleagues in the Bromley by Bow Centre, Tower Hamlets and nationally who are so inspirational and committed to delivering high quality health care in the NHS."

Jane Milligan, chief officer of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG, said: “I am absolutely delighted for Sam. This is a great honour for him, for the NHS, and community of Tower Hamlets.  

“Sam’s focus is and always will be the health of local people. Sam is a very effective leader of our award-winning team at NHS Tower Hamlets CCG. Sam’s driving force is his love for the NHS, his dedication to local people, and his passion for improving services in Tower Hamlets. Receiving a knighthood is a great recognition of this passion and his success.”

The New Year’s Honours List 2015 recognises the work of a number of healthcare professionals including Wilma Christina Jean Donnelly, Director for Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing (Wales) and Professor Nigel Sparrow, GP advisor to the Care Quality Commission.

Commenting on his recognition, Prof Nigel Sparrow OBE said:"I am absolutely delighted to receive an OBE. It is wonderful to be recognised for the work that I have done to improve the quality of care in general practice at the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Standing Commission on Carers and now at the Care Quality Commission, as well as being a GP for the last thirty years.

"Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with some of the most hard-working and dedicated people within general practice and across the wider healthcare system. I couldn’t have achieved what I have done without them."

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