Call for Honours nominations

We’re looking for nominations for the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 

Public Health Wales is invited to nominate colleagues twice a year. And to help the panel compile the list, we want to hear from you.

If you work with someone who has made an outstanding contribution, and you would like to see their efforts recognised, please consider making a nomination. 

While there are no fixed criteria for honours nominations, we would expect nominees:
•    To have contributed above and beyond the call of duty; 
•    To be acknowledged as exceptional by their peers and colleagues; 
•    Where possible, to have made some kind of wider contribution beyond the requirements of their position, long service is not enough on its own to merit an award;  
•    May have an honour already and have continued to make an exceptional contribution over and above that previously recognised. 
•    May have received an award or wider recognition for their role already.
•    May undertake community or voluntary service in addition to their career. 

The critical criterion is that candidates should have genuinely added value to Wales, either in their local communities or by raising the profile of Wales internationally.

The panel - made up of Jan Williams, Chair, and Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive, will support any suitable nominations by recommending them to Welsh Government. 


Nominations can be made at any time of the year, although the application deadline for the current round of nominations is Friday 9 October. The panel will then forward any suitable nominations to Welsh Government, who will in turn recommend them to the Cabinet Office.


We have developed an internal protocol that explains how to go about nominating a colleague in a bit more detail.  

Completed forms should be submitted to Liz Blayney , Board Governance Manager. If you would like to discuss the process further, please talk to your Director or to Liz on 07503181874.

Form and Guidance

Honours Citation Form

Honouring Outstanding People