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Health Education England honours long-serving staff

22 December 2020

Thirteen Health Education England employees with well over 400 years’ service between them have been honoured for their dedication and commitment.

The workers, who include doctors, nurses, teaching and administrative staff, received NHS Long Service Awards which were announced by Sir David Behan, chair of HEE.

He said: “At the end of this particularly challenging year, it gives me great pleasure to highlight the achievements of each of these colleagues.

“With careers of continuous service that span an incredible 25 and 40 years within the NHS, we can agree it is a privilege to have these talented and dedicated staff among us.”

The staff celebrating 40 years of continuous service include:-

• Gillian Beardmore, based in the Midlands region, who joined the NHS in 1980 as a student nurse; 

•  Dr Jonathan Waller, also in the Midlands, who joined in 1972 as a pre-registration house officer;

• Elizabeth Morrissey, based in the North region, who began her NHS career in 1979 as a data input officer;

• Paul Baker, as in the north, who joined in 1980 as a pre-registration house officer;

• Professor Graeme Dewhurst (South region) who started his NHS career in 1980 as a house physician;

• Professor Jan Welch (South region), who joined in 1980 as a house surgeon.

Receiving awards for 25 years of continuous service are:-

•  Anna McGuinness, based in London, who joined the NHS in 1994 as a staff nurse;

•  Jacqueline Robinson-Rouse, also in London, who joined in 1991 as a student nurse;

•  Midlands-based Sally James, who joined the NHS in1995 as a technician/tutor in surgical skills;

•  Emma Brady, based in the North region, who began her NHS career in 1995 as an educational assistant;

•  Kay Appleyard, also in the North region, who joined the NHS in 1993 as an administration assistant;

• Joanne Appleby, who works with HEE National, and joined the NHS in 1992 as an information governance officer;

• Louise Grocott, also with HEE National, whose NHS career began in 1984 when she joined as a medical secretary.

Congratulations from HEE colleagues to them all.