Retired surgeon Gurpreet Singh was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published today for services to healthcare, diversity and equality.
Mr Singh is a former urological surgeon at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust with more than 25 years’ experience in general and neuro-urology. Since April 2018 he has been a non-executive director of the Trust board.
In an active medical career, he was an executive member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons where he helped write the curriculum for functional and neuro-urology. He was also chair of the surgical specialty group for urology for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, leading on patient safety and training. Active in the field of medical research, he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed studies and articles.
Mr Singh, who lives in Southport, has been a champion of diversity in medicine, including through the General Medical Council diversity forum, improving diverse representation on fitness to practice panels, promoting standards for international medical graduates, and fairness in examination outcomes.
He said: “I am hugely humbled to receive this award. I want to thank everyone who has worked with me over the years to make change for the better on the issues I care about.”
Trust chair Neil Masom said: “The Board and entire Trust offers their heartiest congratulations to Gurpreet for this richly-deserved award.
“Promoting greater equality and diversity in the NHS is a subject close to Gurpreet’s heart. He believes passionately that the NHS should be representative of the entire community that it serves.”