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Double award for Warwick in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Dean of Warwick Medical School Professor Yvonne Carter and Associate Clinical Professor Dr Roger Gadsby have both been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. 

Professor Carter has been awarded a CBE for services to medical education and Dr Gadsby will receive an MBE for services to diabetes and the NHS.

With a medical career spanning more than 25 years, Professor Carter has held many national roles in education and research. Professor Carter is a Member of Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Founder Fellow), Member of the Council of the Royal Council of General Practitioners, Governor of the Health Foundation, member of the Appraisal Committee of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and GMC Quality Assurance Basic Medical Education Visitor. She was also named as the Confederation of British Industry’s First Woman of Science in 2006.

Professor Carter joined the University of Warwick in 2003 as Vice - Dean of the Medical School, a year later she became the third female Dean of a medical school in the UK. Initially established as a partnership with Leicester Medical School, she guided Warwick Medical School through a vigorous inspection by the General Medical Council to gain independent-degree awarding status in 2007.

In addition to her busy workload, she continued to work part-time as a GP in Coventry. In August 2007, she finally gave up her work as a GP when she was appointed as the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement.

Professor Carter said: "It is such an honour to receive a CBE, the news is only just sinking in and I am absolutely delighted. I feel this award does not just reflect my contributions to medical education, it also reflects the hard work, dedication and inspiration of every member of staff and student I have worked with during my time at Warwick Medical School."

Professor Carter still holds positions as academic GP and Honorary Consultant in Primary Care at Coventry Teaching PCT and Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She is also Chair of the Comprehensive Local Research Network for West Midlands (South). Most recently she was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of the West Midlands in 2008.

Dr Gadsby has worked at Redroofs Surgery in Nuneaton since 1979. He developed a clinical interest in diabetes soon after starting as a GP and has been speaking and writing about the condition ever since. He has written three diabetes textbooks and ten textbook chapters, as well as over 200 articles and papers.

He has worked part time at the University since 1992 and has developed a number of diabetes programmes to help healthcare professionals to look after people with diabetes in the community. Almost 10,000 people, mainly GPs and practice nurses, have successfully completed the Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care. 

Dr Gadsby said: “I was stunned when I received the letter, I just couldn’t believe that I had been given an MBE. It really is an honour and a privilege.”