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Former RCGP leader given knighthood in New Year Honours list

Former RCGP leader given knighthood in New Year Honours list

Former chair and president of the RCGP Professor Mayur Lakhani has been knighted for services to general practice in the New Year Honours.

Professor Lakhani is currently chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and a GP at Highgate Medical Centre in Loughborough.

Other GPs receiving various lower New Year Honours included:

  • London GP Dr Minal Bakhai, the director of primary care transformation at NHS England, for services to General Practice, particularly during Covid-19.
  • RCGP treasurer and South London GP Dr Stephen Mowle, for services to healthcare.
  • Powis GP Dr Andrew Raynsford, for services to the NHS in Wales.
  • Macmillan chief medical officer Dr Rosemary Loftus, for services to people with cancer.
  • London-based PCN clinical director Dr Naomi Katz, for services to the NHS during Covid-19.
  • London GP Dr Sayyada Mawji, for services to healthcare during Covid-19.
  • Dr Wirinder Bhatiani, former chair of NHS Bolton CCG, for services to health and to diversity in Greater Manchester.

Meanwhile, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) president Dr Ramesh Mehta, a paediatrician, received a CBE for services to equality, diversity and inclusion.

And psychiatry expert Professor Louis Appleby, who carried out a review into the impact of GMC fitness-to-practise processes on doctors, has received a knighthood.

Former RGCP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard received a damehood in last year’s New Years Honours list, while fellow former chair Professor Clare Gerada was given the honour in 2020’s Queen’s Birthday list.



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Michael Mullineux 3 January, 2023 5:38 pm

Some may suggest that awards such as theses are part of an arcane anachronistic system of grace and favour that should be consigned to history

Iain Chalmers 3 January, 2023 6:41 pm

So pleased I and the rest of NHS got George Cross from late queen.

Malta got one as Luftwaffe bombed the f**k out of the place.

Maybe history had parallels??

PS happy to be gone & see earlier posts as on a roll!

Slobber Dog 3 January, 2023 7:10 pm

Some honours are deserved for those who serve without virtue signalling.
Too many are for self aggrandisement and services to their wallets.

Kevlar Cardie 4 January, 2023 9:25 am

“You call these baubles, well, it is with baubles that men are led… Do you think that you would be able to make men fight by reasoning? Never.

– The short fat Corsican in the silly hat.

Paul Attwood 4 January, 2023 6:18 pm

We have many examples of those who have been rewarded for simply doing their job, often poorly. More examples of those who profess surprise in their tweets that they have been so honoured. IT COMES WITH THE JOB PEEPS AS LONG AS YOU KISS ESTABLISHMENT POSTERIORS (and rock no boats).

I think I might think more of someone who turned down such an ‘honour’. Such examples of rocking horse shit are rare though.

Centreground Centreground 5 January, 2023 11:30 am

The level of these awards is an indicator of how much time has been spent avoiding actual patient care and sitting on often highly paid committees to gain titles leaving the work to others . The higher the title , the more actual patient care has been avoided may be a fair reflection.

Kevlar Cardie 7 January, 2023 1:55 am

I’m not sure that I agree with everything this chap says, but worth a watch.
You may want to share.