Lincolnshire LIVES director receives MBE

Dr Yvonne Owen, clinical director of Lincolnshire charity LIVES, has been awarded an MBE for her 25 years of service to health.

Dr Owen was presented the award by Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace last week.

She was nominated due to her role with LIVES, plus her work with the Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group as a GP and her work leading the clinical model for the redesign of A&E and acute medical services at Louth County Hospital.

The LIVES charity offers a response to certain 999 calls to provide help before the ambulance arrives on scene, run by volunteers.

As clinical director, Dr Owen oversees the day to day clinical and operational governance of the charity.

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Dr Owen works as a GP at The Wolds practice in Tetford since 1989, and is also the lead GP for out-of-hours care in the east of the county.

She said: “I’m over the moon to have been recognised in this incredible way and I’d like to dedicate my MBE to my family and my colleagues at LIVES, all of whom have supported me throughout my career.

“When I first got the letter from the Cabinet Office in London to inform me I would be included in the Queen’s honours list, I couldn’t believe it – I asked my daughter to look at the letter and confirm what it said!

“I’m delighted not just for myself but for LIVES too because it is just as much an honour for the charity as it is for me. LIVES do incredible, lifesaving work and we work together as a team to provide this care to the people of Lincolnshire.”