28 December 2019 04:51

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Queens Birthday Honours 2019: MBE for doctor who led post-Shipman reforms

Wales women's football manager Jayne Ludlow has been made an MBE. The 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours list also includes Anne Kelly for her support for survivors of modern slavery and Pamela Evans for her work educating children about peace. She joins a number of people from Wales recognised on the list, including former Olympic athlete and rugby player Nigel Walker, who was awarded an OBE for his services to elite sport. Former world record marathon holder Steve Jones, from Ebbw Vale, has been appointed an MBE for services to sport. Meanwhile 64-year-old Wayne Gruba, a campaigner for IRA victims of Libyan explosives, was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to victims of terrorism.

Image caption Jayne Ludlow was named the BBC Wales Sports Personality coach of the year in 2018 Ludlow, who gained her first international cap when she was 17, said: "For us, the women's teams' projects is about growing the game, it's about inspiring youngsters to take up the game. She was awarded the BBC Wales Sports Personality coach of the year in December 2018. Speaking of receiving an MBE, Ms Ludlow said: "It's a bit mind-boggling if I'm honest... Image caption Anne Kelly said she was honoured but increasing awareness was more important than her personal achievement Pamela Evans, 69, from Swansea, was awarded an MBE for services to the promotion of peace and interfaith understanding for setting up a group called Peace Mala, which promotes tolerance. Of receiving the MBE, she said: "It's an incredible honour, I'm thrilled, I'm especially thrilled for Peace Mala and everybody who's involved...

A doctor who led changes to the reporting of deaths and drug control after the case of murderer Harold Shipman has been appointed MBE. Dr Raj Patel, 58, works in Hyde, Greater Manchester, close to the practice of the convicted GP, who killed at least 215 people. Dr Patel worked with colleagues to change their practice in completing cremation forms so that a second doctor can contact relatives if there are any concerns. Dr Patel said the work he was involved with in changing cremation forms was "very significant". "It was really important because we knew there were gaps in the system to allow Shipman to get away with what he did and what we were waiting for was some national guidance that wasn't coming, so we decided locally as doctors that we would make some changes and these changes were adopted," he said.

Dr Patel also led the creation of a controlled drugs incident reporting tool for Greater Manchester, recognising Shipman's use of diamorphine in his murders. Dr Patel, who works at the Brooke Surgery in Hyde, said he was surprised by the accolade in the Queens Birthday Honours. Cricket Scotland Chair Tony Brian today paid tribute to Kyle Coetzer after the men's national team captain was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Coetzer, who made his international debut against Pakistan in 2003, becomes the third Scottish international cricketer ever to receive the honour for services to cricket, following in the footsteps of former captains Jimmy Brown and George Goddard. To date, the 35-year-old has played 171 times for Scotland, 68 as captain, including Scotland's historic first ODI win over world number one ranked England almost exactly a year ago to the day.

Tony Brian, Chair of Cricket Scotland, said: "This is a richly deserved award for one of Scotland's best and most iconic cricketers in the 250 years of the sport. Commenting on his award, Aberdeen-born Kyle Coetzer said: "It's very special and a huge honour to be awarded an MBE. Shereen Nanjiani presented STV's main evening news programme, Scotland Today for 22 years. A former STV news presenter, a police officer who helped during the Lockerbie bombing and an ex-MEP have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Shereen Nanjiani, who presents the BBC Radio Scotland weekend panel show Shereen, will receive an MBE for services to broadcasting in Scotland.

Earlier in her career, she was presenter of STV's main evening news programme, Scotland Today, for 22 years. Colin Dorrance, who was just 18 years old when the Lockerbie bombing took place, has also been honoured. The former police sergeant will be awarded an MBE for services to law and order, to the Remembrance of Pan Am Flight 103 and to charity. The trio follow Tunnock teacake inventor Boyd Tunnock and Scotland women's football manager Shelley Kerr, who will receive a knighthood and an MBE respectively. David Strang, formerly Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, will receive a CBE for services to law and order. People working in the arts and media have also been honoured in the list. Dr Robert Campbell Kennedy Thomson, principal and chief executive at Forth Valley College, has been made an OBE for services to education, to economic development and to the community across Forth Valley. Prof Graham Wren, special adviser to the principal at Strathclyde University, will become an OBE for services to education, science and engineering. Subscribed Want to receive the latest headlines straight to your inbox? The British-Sri Lankan musician and artist, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, is honoured for services to music. British-Sri Lankan rapper MIA, whose politically charged music has explored the nuances of life as a refugee, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. MIA, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, 43, is honoured for her services to music after using the medium to shine a light on the politics of displacement across a 20-year career.