Congratulations to Professor Parveen Kumar who was named in the Queen's annual Birthday Honours' list; been conferred the prestigious Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to medicine and medical education.
Professor Kumar, is the co-editor and author of a revolutionary 1989 textbook, 'Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine', which is credited with improvements in the education of medical students, doctors and nurses in training both at home and abroad.
The UK Cabinet Office said to mark the centenary year of the honours, this year's awards are the most diverse ever with 10 per cent of the successful candidates from black and minority ethnic (BAME) background, the highest ever. In total 1,109 people have received honours, which are bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II to mark her official birthday celebrations in the second week of June.
The UK's Honours and Appointments Secretariat receive around 10,000 enquiries from members of the public each year, resulting in around 3,000 nominations for the honours every year. In addition to nominations from the public, government departments ask schools, hospitals, local authorities and similar organisations for suggestions of potential candidates.
The Queen's official birthday celebrations were marked by the traditional Trooping of the Colour parade near Buckingham Palace.
Well done Parveen!