Royal recognition for Scots health workers

Queen’s birthday honours list includes medics, academics & volunteers from across Scotland

Monday 10th June 2019

Scots medics, academics, volunteers and researchers are among those who have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Dr Alan McDevitt of Bearsden, a former chair of the Scottish GP committee of the British Medical Association, received a CBE for his contribution to the health service and general practice.

The doctor, who works in Clydebank, headed up the negotiations for the 2018 GP contract that radically changed the role of the Scottish GP to become an ‘expert medical generalist’ supported by a multidisciplinary team.

He was head of the committee from 2012 to 2018.

Those receiving OBEs included Professor Catherine Amos of the University of Edinburgh, for her contribution to public health research, and Mauren Bell, a former nurse consultant for vulnerable children at NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Cupar-based charity volunteer Richard Brickley receives an OBE for more than 40 years of involvement with Scottish Disability Sport.

MBEs were awarded to the deputy director of nursing at NHS Forth Valley, Rita Ciccu Moore; Darren Clark for his work to combat HIV/AIDs; and Lesley Logan, who works at NHS Blood & Transplant.

Also receiving the prestigious medal were Dr David Murray, a Wester Ross GP, and Martin O’Neill, a director at celebral palsy charity Bobath Scotland, for his services to disabled young people.

Finally, British Empire Medals were awarded to Alzheimer’s Research fundraiser Charles Bain, Active Communities board member Susan McDonald and British Red Cross response and first aid volunteer David Murray.