UK Nominations for the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours

UK Nominations for the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours

I am writing to seek your help in identifying potential candidates from across healthcare science for the 2018 Birthday Honours List. We are looking for nominations for people who work for, volunteer or have made an outstanding contribution at any level within healthcare science, who will be put forward to both the health and science honours committees. The honours system recognises the achievements of ordinary people who do extraordinary things; there are hundreds of people working in healthcare science who go above and beyond the call of duty every day and we need your help to ensure these people are nominated and hopefully rewarded and recognised.

Attached to this email is a Honours Nominations Guidance 2017 to assist giving your nomination that best possible chance of success. Anyone can be nominated for an honour by anyone else regardless of status or seniority. When crafting your nomination, it is important to explain what the nominee has done and how their personal contribution has made a significant impact to patients and service users, through their work in healthcare science over a sustained period of time. Particular emphasis should be placed on what your nomination has achieved, whether this is locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

We remain committed to increasingly the number of nominations for those who continue to be severely underrepresented, including women and black and ethnic minorities. In addition, we would like to consider more candidates for the British Empire Medal which is aimed at young people early in their career who are making a strong impact within healthcare science.

Nominations should ideally be signed-off by the Chairman/Chief Executive of the organisation. The deadline for completing the nomination form is 31 October 2017. Please send your fully completed nomination form to All nominations will be subject to a review within NHS England before being forwarded to the Department of Health Honours team.  If you have any questions regarding the honours process please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please remember the only way to ensure that healthcare scientists and those working within healthcare science are represented on any honours list is to receive nominations. I look forward to receiving yours, and I am grateful for your help in recognising the achievements of people who make a difference within healthcare science.

Yours sincerely,


Professor Sue Hill OBE PhD DSc CBiol FSB Hon FRCP Hon FRCPath

Chief Scientific Officer


Honours Nominations Guidance 2017