Professor Michael (Mick) Peake, Clinical Director of the Centre for Cancer Outcomes, which works closely with North Central London and North East London Cancer Alliances, and is hosted by UCLH, has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List.
“Mick Peake deserves many congratulations. His work on the outcomes, auditing and analysis of lung cancer has made a big difference to patients. We have valued his work in the Centre for Cancer Outcomes as well as nationally and it is wonderful that his huge contribution to healthcare has been recognised,” says Naser Turabi, programme director, North Central London Cancer Alliance.
This award has been given for the impact Mick Peake’s work has had on improving the care and outcomes of patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma in the UK, and his contribution to the development of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service.
He established the National Lung Cancer Audit which has been running since 2004, was National Lead Clinician for Lung Cancer for 12 years in a previous iteration of NHS Improvement. He was a co-founder of the National Cancer Intelligence Network which has since become the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, where he was the National Clinical Lead. He is also founder of the UK Lung Cancer Coalition.
In addition, Professor Mick Peake is co-founder of the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) and chair of the board of Mesothelioma UK. He was a consultant respiratory physician at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, from 2000 to 2017. He retains an Emeritus Consultant position there and in 2016 the University of Leicester awarded him an Honorary Chair in Respiratory Medicine.
He has published nearly 140 peer reviewed papers and has lectured across the UK and the world.