WORKFORCE: Hilary Chapman, chief nurse and operating officer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, has become a CBE

Ms Chapman was announced as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year’s honours list, published on Sunday.

She was also previously a member of the Future Forum during its initial assessment of the government’s health and social care bill last year.

Professor Chapman began her nursing career at the Northern General Hospital, where she rose to the position of sister in both the cardiothoracic and critical care areas. She has also previously been chief nurse at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.