London Trauma Director
Professor Karim Brohi,a trauma surgeon at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, is also director of the capital’s major trauma network, set up in 2010 in response to the July 7 terror attacks in 2005. It has led to a 20 per cent reduction in the capital’s mortality rate from major trauma.Last year the network - which established four key hospitals as major trauma centres - was vital in saving many victims of the Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.
Prof Asma Khalil
Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St George’s University Hospital
Expert obstetrician who delivered the first set of quadruplets at St George’s in 13 years, and creator of app that allows pregnant women with hypertension to avoid hospital stays.
Holly Gettings and Chrissy Alcock
Doctor and nurse team treating diphtheria in Bangladesh
The emergency medicine consultant and the A&E sister at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals gave up their Christmas to join a Department for International Development and UK Med expedition to help Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh.
Dr Gayle Hann
Consultant paediatrician, North Middlesex University Hospital
Paediatrician who goes beyond the call of duty in helping gang victims and abandoned children who arrive in hospital with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.
Clinical lead for trauma, Royal London hospital
Surgeon who saves the lives of knife and gun crime victims - then visits schools urging teenagers to put down their weapons.
Consultant prostate cancer surgeon
Pioneering robotic surgeon investigating new techniques to spare men with prostate cancer the potentially debilitating effects of surgery.
Paediatric surgeon, St George’s Hospital
Performs hugely complex life-saving surgery on the tiniest of babies, and spends his holidays taking NHS teams to Nepal to operate on the world’s poorest with no access to Western medicines.
Dr Shivani Misra
Consultant in metabolic medicine
Research into the causes of diabetes found that thousands of patients may have been misdiagnosed because of misconceptions about the role of ethnicity.
Dr Ruchi Kabra
Consultant interventional radiologist, St George's Hospital
Leading light in the St George’s 24/7 thrombectomy team that is saving patients from the potentially devastating impacts of stroke.
Dr Vin Diwakar
Medical director, NHS England (London region)
Paediatrician charged with championing new ideas and sharing best practice across the London NHS.
Dr Helgi Johannsson
Clinical director of anaesthesia and theatres, Imperial College Healthcare
Skilled clinician who has found his forte on social media - uses Twitter to entertain and inform his audience about the complex (and often unsung) worlds of anaesthesia and trauma.
Daughter of Tessa Jowell and brain cancer awareness campaigner
“Case managed” her mother Tessa Jowell’s battle with brain cancer while campaigning for - and securing - a step change in public awareness and Government funding for an hitherto underfunded disease.
Chief executive, Barts Health NHS Trust
Succeeding in “turning round the oil tanker” in getting London’s biggest NHS hospital trust back on an even keel after years of financial meltdown and (at times) poor clinical care.
Dr Veeru Kasivisvanathan
UCL Surgery & Interventional Science
Pioneering research will revolutionise the standard of care for prostate cancer, with use of MRI scans allowing many men to avoid painful biopsies.
Dr Tony Joy
Founder of Physician Response Unit, London's Air Ambulance
Devised London’s Air Ambulance/London Ambulance Service/Barts Health project that puts physicians on the front line, treating patients at home or work and preventing hundreds of admissions to A&E.
NHS midwife, training midwives in Uganda
Consultant midwife at Barts Health who trains and mentors midwives in Uganda.
Founder and chief executive officer, Babylon
The former refugee from Iran and Goldman Sachs executive is CEO and founder of the app that provides virtual consultation with doctors and health professionals via video
The Junior doctor and melanoma patient raised a fortune for cancer research - and whose posthumous diary was both a moving memoir and a unique insight for medics treating cancer patients.