Professor Richard Hobbs, Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Director of the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, is appointed CBE for services to medical research in the 2019 New Year's Honours list.
Richard's research interests focus on cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials, especially relating to vascular and stroke risk, and heart failure. His research has impacted on international health policies and clinical guidelines, with over 350 original papers in peer reviewed journals, 28 book chapters and 13 edited books. Professor Hobbs sits on many national and international scientific and research funding boards, including the Board of the British Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, and is President of the European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. He has provided clinical care in inner-city general practice for over 30 years.
Richard is also the recipient of the 2018 RCGP Discovery Prize. Awarded every three years, the prize recognises outstanding research in general practice, including important discoveries which have transformed health care and the wellbeing of patients. The Discovery Prize recognises contemporary achievement of similar stature with continuing major importance for primary care in the UK and overseas.