Simon Davies, Chair of Cancer52, presented Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE with his Lifetime Achievement Award at the QiC Oncology Awards dinner in November 2012.
In his presentation speech Simon said, “You will all know of Professor Richards’ achievements in developing and delivering cancer plans in England and influencing those of the devolved nations. As our Chief, we can all vouch for the incredible impact he has had on the work of politicians, health planners and health professionals. Most importantly though are the benefits to the lives and deaths of patients and the families that support them.”
The announcement of the award was received with a standing ovation from the audience and was made as Professor Richards moves on to his new role at the NHS Commissioning Board Authority as Director for Domain One, providing overall leadership for reducing avoidable death. He has been the National Clinical Director for Cancer for 13 years.
Pictured (left to right) – BBC presenter Nick Owen, Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE and chair of Cancer52 Simon Davies.