Leeds GP Receives British Empire Medal in New Year’s Honours List

Dr. Yen Andersen, a GP at Oakwood Lane Medical Practice, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M) for services to safeguarding children and preventing domestic violence in North Leeds, in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.

Colleagues at NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) nominated Dr. Andersen in recognition for her ongoing work to ensure the safety of families in the city.

As the safeguarding lead for the CCG, she has worked closely with a number of partners from a range of agencies and has been instrumental in improving communication, information sharing and working relationships between GPs and partner agencies including Children’s Social Work Services and Leeds Community Health Care NHS Trust Health Visiting and School Nurse Services. Her passion and enthusiasm for these important issues has been the powering force for change.

Nigel Gray, Chief Officer of NHS Leeds North CCG said “We are delighted that Yen has been honored with a British Empire Medal and would like to thank her for her excellent, continuing work in the areas of safeguarding and domestic violence.  Yen is a wonderful, dedicated GP, much loved by patients and respected by colleagues.  Her ongoing commitment to her patients and their welfare is exemplary.”

Dr. Jason Broch, Chair of NHS Leeds North CCG said “I have known Yen for over 10 years and I can honestly say that her dedication to her patients and the welfare of the wider community single her out as being truly deserving of this honour. All at Oakwood Lane Medical Practice and NHS Leeds North CCG are really proud of her and grateful for all the works she continues to do for children’s wellbeing and ending domestic violence.”