Dr Anthony Sam Everington, Community Health Partnerships’ Non-Executive Director and Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, was knighted in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to primary care.
Dr Everington has worked as a GP in Tower Hamlets, the second most deprived London borough, for over 20 years and his work has forged solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing the NHS.
He pioneered the Bromley-By-Bow medical centre, which was designated a ‘Healthy Living Centre’ in 2000 and is now serving as a model nationally and internationally.
Dr Everington said: “What a lovely surprise. I feel tremendously lucky to work with a wonderful group of partners and colleagues in the Bromley by Bow Centre, Tower Hamlets and nationally who are so inspirational and committed to delivering high quality health care to patients in the community.”
To find out more about the 2015 New Year Honours List, please visit the gov.uk website.