West London NHS Trust has announced David Cochrane, Head of Forensic Social Work, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in His Majesty the King’s New Year honours list in recognition for his services to Health and Social Care.
David Cochrane, said: “I am very grateful to receive this award in the New Year honours List. Forensic Social Work makes an important contribution to patient care, carer support and public protection. It has been so rewarding to work with many committed colleagues at West London NHS Trust over the years.”
Leeanne McGee Chief Operating Officer High Secure and Forensic Services and colleagues at the Department for Health and Social Care nominated Cochrane for this honour.
Forensic Social Work makes an important contribution to patient care, carer support and public protection
The MBE recognises Cochrane’s commitment to his patients while working in Forensic and High Secure Services, one of the most challenging and complex NHS environments. The patient and carer experience has always been at the forefront of his work.
Cochrane has made notable contributions to leadership of these services and has always had a keen eye in the evaluation of care, human factors/ergonomics and learning lessons. Quality improvement, social supervision and compliance with the MHA Code of Practice are particular areas where David has made a significant and consistent contribution over his 30 years.
David’s work has focused on improving human factors and patient safety work
Leeanne McGee, Chief Operating Officer High Secure and Forensic Services, said: “I am delighted to see David’s contribution to High Secure and Forensic Services has been recognised with this honour. Over the years, David’s work has focused on improving human factors and patient safety work. Through his continued leadership we have made significant progress with our social work investment and the Trust’s forensic services, and have spearheaded the Think Ahead Programme within the Trust.”
Paul Stefanoski, Interim Chief Executive, said: “David’s passion is demonstrated in his daily commitment to work in some of the most challenging environments in the NHS, after nearly 30 years, and with the same unwavering and exemplary dedication to compassionate care that he had from the outset. Congratulations David.”