CBE for county’s mental healthcare chief

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE healthcare chief has been awarded a CBE for services to mental health in the Queen’s 2011 New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Mike Cooke, chief executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, the county’s mental health and learning disability service provider, has been awarded the CBE.

Professor Clair Chilvers is the outgoing Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare.

She said: “Mike thoroughly deserves this recognition of his achievements, not only at Nottinghamshire Healthcare but in his outstanding career in the NHS.

“I am confident that Mike will continue to develop and improve services for people with mental health or learning disability; because he is really passionate about what he does. This recognition is timely and a significant appreciation of his efforts.”