Primary care nurses have been included in 2015's New Year's Honours list. Twenty-one members of the nursing profession were honoured in this year's list with around a quarter representing primary care nurses in some capacity.
Sharon White, the founding member of School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to public health nursing for school-aged children.
Teresa Chinn, the founder of @WeNurses and other subsequent twitter accounts was awarded an MBE for services to nursing.
The highly successful Twitter chats hosted by Ms Chinn cover a range of different nursing disciplines. They have recently set up a @WeDistrictNurses account for district nurses on social media to connect with each other.
Professor Fiona Ross, professor of primary care at Kingston University at St George's and Director of research was awarded a CBE for services to nursing.
Eileen Sills, chief nurse and director of patient experience, at Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
'This is the most amazing honour, I can't quite believe it. I have had an amazing 10 years at Guy's and St Thomas's and I would like to thank all the staff who work here because this recognition would not have happened without them,' she said.
Ms Sills was instrumental in the integration of primary and acute care at the trust in the last few years.
Deborah Bone, a mental health nurse working in Hertfordshire Community NHS trust, was awarded an MBE for her services to children and young people's health. Other frontline nurses included in the list worked across a number of specialisms including epilepsy, dementia and respiratory medicine.
Three nurses were awarded honours for their work overseas including Maud Kells, a nurse at WEC International for her services to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Other healthcare professionals were also acknowledged for services to primary care such as Anthony Everington, the chair of Tower Hamlets CCG.