Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Society Honours 2005

Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Society Honours 2005

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The Royal Society of Health Gold Medal, the Society's highest accolade, was awarded this year to Scottish Minister for Health and Community Care Andy Kerr MSP.

This award was presented in recognition of Mr Kerr's efforts towards a smoke-free Scotland. Society Chairman, Paul Madgwick said: "In leading the Scottish Executive to introduce draft legislation to create smoke-free environments, Mr Kerr is to be recognised as a champion of public health in Scotland and the UK as a whole. This proposed law is the single most significant piece of public health legislation in the country in over a decade."

Accepting the award Mr Kerr said: "I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of the Scottish Executive. It shows that Scotland is a world leader in protecting the public from tobacco smoke."

This year the Queen Elizabeth Medal was presented to Professor Srinath Reddy, Head of the Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in recognition of his numerous achievements in the area of health promotion, both in India and beyond and in particular his innovative work in the area of cardiovascular disease.

The Society presented The Benjamin Ward Richardson Medal to the Environmental Services Department Amber Valley Borough Council, Derbyshire, for their exposing of the largest ever UK meat fraud scandal in Operation Aberdeen'. Steve Haslam accepted the award on their behalf. …

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