BREAKING NEWS: Horncastle doctors receives MBE from The Queen

The Queen presents Dr Owen were her MBE
The Queen presents Dr Owen were her MBE
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A Horncastle based doctor and clinical director of LIVES has received her MBE

from The Queen.

Doctor Yvonne Owen was presented with the award in front of her children - Catherine, Jess and Tom - at ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Dr Owen, who works in Tetford, was nominated for the prestigious accolade for her 25 years dedication to health service matters.

That includes her role at LIVES, her continued service to 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.

Dr Owen has been a highly respected general practitioner at The Wolds practice in Tetford since 1989, helping thousands of patients.

She is also the lead GP for out-of-hours care in the East of the county.

Dr Owen 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.”