Recognition for partnership in King's Birthday Honours 2024

The partnership has been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024.

Prof Rachel Mills has been awarded a CBE, Prof Jane Davies an OBE, Debra Holloway an MBE, Anne Hamilton an MBE, and Prof Alison Wolf has been made a Dame Commander.

‘Deeply honoured’

Prof Rachel MillsProf Mills, Senior Vice President (Academic) at King’s College London, has been honoured in recognition of her services to marine science. She is a professor of ocean chemistry at the university, and sits on the King’s Health Partners (KHP) board. She said:

“I am deeply honoured. This recognition is for the incredible teamwork, creativity, and passion of all those I have had the privilege to supervise, collaborate with and lead over many years. It is through these shared efforts that we have been able to advance our understanding of marine systems. Thank you all for being a part of this journey.”

Read more about her work on the King’s College London webpage here.

‘There is much left to do’

Prof Jane Davies originalProf Davies, honorary consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital and professor of paediatric respiratory medicine and experimental medicine at Imperial College London, has been recognised for services to people with cystic fibrosis. She said:

“It is an incredible honour to have been nominated for this award by members of the cystic fibrosis community. The evolution in clinical care over the last few decades means life for many living with the condition is longer and of greater quality, but these advances do not benefit all people equally and there is much left to do.

“I am privileged to work with passionate and dedicated colleagues in multidisciplinary clinical and research roles at Imperial College and Royal Brompton Hospital, my heartfelt thanks goes to them for their tireless teamwork.”

For the full article, visit the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (FT) webpage here.

Women’s health

Debra HollowayDebra Holloway, now retired but formerly Nurse Consultant Gynaecology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT, has been recognised for her services to women’s health.

In 2016 Debra was the first gynaecology nurse to be awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She trained at Guy’s Hospital in the 1980s, and went on to manage all referrals into the gynaecology outpatient department.

KHP interviewed Debra for a feature on the menopause, in which she tackled common myths and misconceptions. You can read the interview here.

Key figure in hospital education

Anne HamiltonAnne Hamilton, Headteacher of the Evelina Hospital School, has also been awarded an MBE for her services to education.

For 17 years, Anne has been a key figure in hospital education, leading the Evelina Hospital School for the past 11 years. The Outstanding Ofsted-rated school provides education to children and young people in Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

‘Equitable tertiary education’

Dame Prof Alison WolfProf Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London, has been recognised for her services to education. Her work focuses on the relationship between education and the labour market, and she has a particular interest in training and skills policy including apprenticeships and in the role of universities. She said:

“I am very honoured to be recognised in this way. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated colleagues with whom I have worked on skills and post-18 policy. I hope very much that, in the years ahead, we can build upon the institutional reforms to which I contributed, and create a more flexible, effective, and equitable tertiary education system for this country.”

For the full article, visit the King’s College London webpage here.

For a full list of NHS staff awarded, please visit the NHS England webpage here.