NHS staff recognised in King’s birthday honours
The Mall in London with union jacks.

NHS staff, including paramedics, nurses and doctors, were among dozens of frontline workers recognised in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours list.

Among the staff recognised for their hard work and dedication is David Dean, Senior Paramedic Mentor at East of England Ambulance Service, who has been awarded the King’s Ambulance Service Medal for Distinguished Service.

Ola Adel Zahran, Chief Technology Officer at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, has been awarded the same honour.

Professor Janice Sigsworth CBE, Chief Nurse at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, has been awarded a damehood for her services to nursing – specifically for her significant contribution to embedding genomics into nursing and midwifery practice.

Richard Douglas CB, Chair of the NHS South East London Integrated Care Board, has also received a knighthood for services to the NHS in the South East.

NHS Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard, said: “The NHS is incredibly lucky to have such skilled and dedicated staff, and I am delighted that so many of them have been recognised in the Birthday Honours.

“This is another opportunity to recognise the breadth of expertise within the health service – from embedding the latest technology into nursing and maternity care to supporting people with learning disabilities – these recipients all show the very best of the NHS.

“I want to congratulate everyone in in the NHS and care sector receiving an honour – it is very much deserved.”