Doctors and community stalwarts among those given Royal recognition on Wearside

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Doctors and community stalwarts are among those to have been recognised for their service to Wearside.

Dr Harriet Caroline Mitchison, consultant physician at Sunderland Royal Hospital, will be made MBE for services to medicine.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “We are delighted at the award for Harriet Mitchison, and know it will be supported by the many patients and their families that she has helped in her time with the trust

“As well as being a highly respected and vastly experienced member of our staff teams, she has an international academic reputation and has been instrumental in many of the developments in gastroenterology that have taken place in Sunderland and the north in recent years.”

Jayne Louise Storey, who works in benefits and credits for HM Revenue and Customs, in Washington, is to be recognised for her services to child benefit recipients with an OBE.

And June Knightley, of Houghton, will be rewarded for services to the community in Houghton and Hetton with a BEM.
Peterlee man Roy Simpson will also be made MBE for his services to education cricket and the community of Durham.