Hospital chief executives and senior NHS workers were among those included in the New Year’s Honours list.

Barts Health Trust chief executive Alwen Williams has been made a dame in acknowledgement of services to the NHS. Ms Williams has had a 40-year career in the NHS. She has taken Barts Health from being in special measures in 2015 to a trust with many services rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

Barts is one of the largest trusts in the NHS. It is based in east London and has been heavily hit by covid, recording over 900 deaths from the disease to date. 

David Pearson, former Nottinghamshire integrated care system chair and director of adult social care for Nottingham Council, has been knighted for services to health and social care integration. Sir David is currently leading the covid-19 social care support task force.

Paul Cosford, emeritus medical director at Public Health England, was made a Knights Commander of the Order of Bath in recognition of his work leading PHE’s global health work.

Jinjer Kandola, chief executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust was awarded an MBE for services to mental health during the covid pandemic.

Other honours were given over 100 NHS workers, including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in recognition of their work, particularly during the pandemic.

Roger Hall, medical director at Royal Papworth Hospital FT, was honoured for services to the NHS during covid-19 and given an OBE.

Partha Kar, consultant and endocrinologist at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust was also given an OBE for services to people with diabetes, as was Sharran Grey, haematology consultant clinical scientist, at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and principle clinical scientist at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Catherine Morgan, chief nurse for the East of England Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement, was recognised for services to nursing during the pandemic, as was Diane Dodsworth, head of nursing and critical care at Frimley Health Foundation Trust.

Thomas Best, clinical director for critical care at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust was honoured for services to critical care during covid-19, as was Mohammad Haider, medical director at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

The full list of honours can be found here.