Honours in health, education, police

Dr George Kinghorn
Dr George Kinghorn

ONE of the top experts in sexual health in the country, Prof George Kinghorn, who is based Royal Hallamshire Hospital, was awarded an OBE.

He said: “I have had the great privilege of leading a dedicated team of staff over the last 30 years. This is a recognition of their enthusiasm and outstanding work.”

Prof Kinghorn, who is honoured for services to genito-urinary medicine, has focused on HIV and other sexual health matters.

“HIV has evolved during the course of my career – we did not know about it when I started,” he said.

Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “He has made a tremendous contribution in this area for our trust, the NHS and also internationally.”

Carole Eaton was awarded the MBE for services to education.

She has chaired the governors at Shooter’s Grove Primary School in Stannington for 20 years, and at Myers Grove school for 15 years, until it was closed last year,

She was instrumental in forming the Forge Valley Community School which replaced Myers Grove and Wisewood.

Dina Martin, headteacher at Firs Hill Community Primary School received the MBE for services to education,.

She was involved in leading an ‘extended schools’ programme to transform schools into organisations providing services for the whole community.

Two South Yorkshire police officers were awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Holt is currently overseeing the British policing operation at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine in his capacity as the Association of Chief Police Officers’ lead on football policing

Also honoured is his former colleague, Richard Varey, who retired after reaching the rank of chief superintendent. His last position was in charge of professional standards for the force.

John Morton, of Hope Valley, was awarded the CBE for more than 45 years volunteering in his community. Last year, he received an award from Derbyshire County Council for his work with clubs, organisations and societies in Grindleford.