Six GPs in New Year's Honours List
By Gareth Iacobucci
Six GPs have been commended for their outstanding work in the profession after being named in the Queen's in the New Year's Honours list.
Dr. Angela Lennox, M.B.E., D.L., a GP in Leicester, who developed the Prince Philip House multi-purpose health centre on a deprived inner city estate, was awarded a CBE for services to healthcare.
Retired GP Dr. Peter Tate, who published The Doctor's Communication Handbook, about GP/patient interaction was awarded an MBE for services to General Medical Practice.
Dr. Christopher Steele, who appears regularly as the resident GP on ITV's This Morning, received an MBE for services to General Medical Practice and to Broadcasting.
Three GP were awarded an MBE for services to healthcare. These were Dr. Mary Hickey, a GP in Westminster, who runs a practice for homeless people who are not registered locally with a doctor, Dr. John MacDonald, a GP in Wigtown, South West of Scotland, and Dr. Ashwin Shah, a GP in Newham, East London.