NMC celebrates those recognised on the King’s Birthday Honours list

Published on 16 June 2023

Congratulations to all the nursing and midwifery professionals awarded for their outstanding achievements

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, said:

“I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to the nursing and midwifery professionals featured on this year’s King’s Birthday Honours List. The 788,000 people on our register make a positive difference to people's health and wellbeing every day.  After another challenging year for health and care, it’s great that some of the leading lights of our professions are being recognised for their outstanding service.

“I’m particularly delighted to see Senior Matron Louie Horne awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to nursing. Louie is a leading ambassador for equality, diversity and inclusion. She has done so much to raise the profile of the international nursing community, while highlighting the urgent need to root out racism and tackle discrimination.

"This is a fitting recognition for someone who cares so passionately about patient care and the celebration of our diverse profession.

“Nurses and midwives have such varied roles and support people in different settings, many of which don’t get the recognition they deserve. So, it’s also great to see Kendra Schneller honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Homeless and Inclusion Health Nursing.  Her leadership and advocacy for people in the most vulnerable of circumstances has truly made a difference.

“From all of us at the NMC, thank you to everyone who has been honoured, for everything you do across health and social care for the benefit of people using services. Enjoy all the accolades and please celebrate your achievements.”

Sir David Warren, Council Chair at the NMC, said:

“It’s always a moment to feel proud when professionals on our register are recognised for the vital work they do in providing safe, effective and kind care to people across the UK. This year is no exception, and at a time of rising demand for health and care services, the achievements of those honoured are all the more impressive.  

“On behalf of the Council, a heart-felt thank you and congratulations to all those who have been honoured this year.”

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