03 Jan Former Royal Hospital School Pupil Awarded OBE For Services to Healthcare
Former Royal Hospital School (RHS) pupil, Professor Philip Howard, President of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and consultant pharmacist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in this year’s New Year’s honours’ list.
Professor Howard, who attended the Suffolk school in the eighties, has recently been leading a national project on Antimicrobial Resistance on behalf of NHS Improvement. A major part of his work has been to address national and global health priorities related to infection, including a study into over, and inappropriate, prescribing of antibiotics. He continues a long tradition of RHS alumni pioneering advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in service to others.
Commenting on his OBE, Professor Howard said:
My time at RHS taught me the importance of teamwork, which has been the backbone of my career and allowed me to work with some very talented people within pharmacy and more broadly on the global antimicrobial resistance agenda.”