Nursing and midwifery professionals recognised in New Year Honours list

Published on 31 December 2020

Congratulations to everyone throughout the nursing and midwifery world recognised in this year’s New Year Honours list

Responding to the 2021 New Year Honours, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, said:

"On behalf of everyone at the NMC I want to congratulate all those recognised in the New Year Honours list.

"Nursing and midwifery professionals have been at the heart of the UK's response to Covid-19, doing extraordinary things to make sure they could continue to provide care and support for their fellow citizens and their families.

"I could not be prouder of the skill, bravery and kindness of nurses, midwives and nursing associates during this most challenging of years. Their important work continues as we start 2021 and I thank them all for the difference they have made and will continue to make.

"As we reflect on this year and look ahead to the continuation of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2021, it's fitting to see so many health and care professionals included in the New Year Honours.

"I would especially like to congratulate our recently appointed Council Associate, Dr Gloria Rowland, on being awarded an MBE for her exceptional work and contribution to transforming maternity care.

"My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to everyone recognised. I hope you enjoy your celebrations - you deserve it!"

Professor Karen Cox, Deputy Chair at the NMC, said:

"It is fitting that so many nursing and midwifery colleagues have been recognised in this year's Honours after what has been the most challenging of years.

"On behalf of everyone at the NMC, I'd like to congratulate Dr Gloria Rowland who has been awarded an MBE for her work transforming maternity care. Gloria is the first Black African Director of Midwifery in the history of maternity services in the UK and chaired the trailblazer group that developed the new midwifery standards and apprenticeship pathway entrance into the midwifery profession.

"We are incredibly lucky to have Gloria joining the NMC as one of our first ever Associates. We look forward to the insight and expertise she will bring to our Council and I know she will continue to help us deliver the ambitions set out in our strategy."

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