Search

New Year’s Honours: Highgate blood donations chief gets CBE

16:15 08 January 2014

Lynda Hamlyn

Lynda Hamlyn

Archant

A Highgate chief executive who heads up a life-saving team of medics in the NHS has described being made a CBE as “a great honour”.

Lynda Hamlyn was recognised for services to healthcare as chief executive of NHS Blood and Transplant, the health authority in charge of blood and organ donations.

She said: “It is a great honour to receive this recognition, especially when my life’s work has already given me so much reward.

“Thanks to our wonderful, generous donors and our talented, committed staff, we are able to help save thousands of lives each year.

“Every day the team and I are humbled by the altruism of members of the public who donate to save the lives of complete strangers.”

Ms Hamlyn was appointed chief executive of the blood and transplant division in 2008, but she has worked in the NHS for more than 25 years, having served as chief executive of Northampton and Hertfordshire health authorities.

She was the first women elected to the executive board of the European Blood Alliance in 2012.

In the same month as finding out she had received a CBE, she was also named Chief Executive of the Year by the Health Service Journal in November.

“It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to spend the last six years at NHS Blood and Transplant, which I consider to be one of the best chief executive roles in the NHS,” she said.

“Our loyal donors help ensure a safe and sufficient supply of blood products for patients who desperately need it.

“Everyone who has joined the NHS Organ Donor Register has shown their desire to help others after their life has ended and whether it’s cord blood donations from new mothers or people being willing to donate their bone marrow, every one of our amazing donors makes it an honour to work at NHS Blood and Transplant.”

Also recognised was retired Whittington Hospital medic, Dr Heather Mackinnon, who called for Baby P to be taken away from his mother months before he was killed.

She was made an MBE for services to child protection, paediatrics and child health.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Latest plans to redevelop Mansfield Bowling Club went on show on Monday. Picture: Generator Group

The quango in charge of English sport has objected to a controversial scheme to build housing on a historic bowling green.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Teenagers were attacked on Parliament Hill (Pic credit: PA)

Young teenagers at a birthday gathering on Hampstead Heath were stabbed and bottled by a gang of older youths who robbed them of mobile phones and cash.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Hugo Duggan, pictured in 2010 during the family's Justice For Jeremiah campaign. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The father of a Golders Green student who died in Germany in 2003 after becoming involved with a far-right cult has finally opened a birthday card sent from his son just before his death.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Brookfield Park Surgery will move to Highgate

Two doctors have applied to turn their GP surgery into flats ahead of the practice’s move to Highgate.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder