The government honours system recognises people who have:
• made achievements in public life
• committed themselves to serving and helping Britain
We want to increase the number of national honours awarded to both
psychiatrists and others who’ve made a significant contribution to mental health.
As mental health is also a priority area for the current government, this is a valuable time to recognise more junior psychiatrists doing great work
not necessarily at a national level, but who are making a difference. College work, which is unpaid, comes under this rubric as it is doing more than you are paid to do.
The Cabinet Office are also keen to promote younger people who are
doing things above and beyond the call of duty and are seeking to rebalance the current age profile of holders of UK honours in favour of younger applicants.
If you know someone who might be suitable, please send a citation of no more than
one side of A4 to firstname.lastname@example.org
emphasising your nominated psychiatrist’s:
service to the community
• service to disadvantaged groups.
Please make clear how the person is going beyond what’s in their job description.
Nominations will be considered annually by the Nominations Committee in
their autumn meeting.