Ex-BSSH President to receive OBE
Professor Simon Kay recognised in Honours List
07 January 2019 (Last updated: 7 Jan 2019 15:10)
BSSH are delighted to announce that ex-President, Professor Simon Kay, who performed the UK’s first double hand transplant and has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to complex reconstructive surgery.
Professor Kay's reaction:
Being awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list was an unusual experience. When asked by Radio Five how I felt about it, I said it does what it says on the tin: it is an honour. I also pointed out that having served on many committees that assess performance in doctors, there are many many doctors out there doing very remarkable and important work above the simple call of duty whose great achievements are largely unrecognized. Whilst that doesn’t diminish the personal impact of my own award, it does remind me that I am simply lucky to have been noticed. So thank you to whoever nominated me!
BSSH President, David Newington had the following to say:
On behalf of all members of the BSSH, I congratulate Professor Simon Kay on the award of his OBE.
This recognition highlights his commitment to the delivery of an excellent Paediatric Hand Surgery service and the development of the National Upper Limb Transplantation unit at Leeds. He is an excellent teacher and was instrumental in the development of the Instructional courses in Hand Surgery which continue to educate, inform and instruct Hand Surgeons in training.
He is a true innovator and this honour is thoroughly deserved. Fantastic news!
Read the full BBC News article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-46700341
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