The Royal Society of Medicine offers warm congratulations to our members who have been recognised in His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours List 2023. We are delighted to see members of our community recognised for their contributions to healthcare in The King’s first Birthday Honours List.
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Professor Averil Olive Bradley (Averil Mansfield) CBE
For services to Surgery and to Equality in Medicine
Professor Nairn Hutchison Fulton Wilson CBE
Honorary Founding President, College of General Dentistry.
For services to Dentistry
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Dr Claire Marie Guest
Co-Founder, Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer, Medical Detection Dogs.
For services to Medical Knowledge, Public Health and Wellbeing
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Professor David Glen NEWMAN
For significant service to aerospace medicine
Retired surgeon Professor Dame Averil Mansfield DBE ChM FRCS FRCP was the UK’s first-ever female professor of surgery. At last November’s conference Women and medicine: Leadership for the future of the NHS at the RSM she gave a short but impactful speech, focused on support for the next generation. She said: “What I’d like to see is that we pick up the new mantra of Women in Surgery, an organisation that I first started some 30 years ago. The mantra is ‘lift as you climb’. That means that we, as people who are perhaps a little further up the ladder in leadership positions, remember the importance of relationships and cultivate those relationships.”