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(From Nottingham Evening Post)
Notts achievers involved in everything from health to education have been named in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. NATALIE MURPHY and STEPHEN BEVAN spoke to some of those celebrating A Healthcare expert who devoted 40 years of his life to the NHS is to receive a knighthood.
Stephen Moss is one of several Notts figures to be recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
Mr Moss retired earlier this year after 40 years working in the NHS.
Director of nursing and patient services at the Queen's Medical Centre for more than 20 years, he was also acting chief executive when he stepped down.
On his last day, he went 'back to the floor' to the job he did when he started his NHS career at 16 - working as a nurse in eye casualty.
Mr Moss, soon to be known as Sir Stephen, said: "I'm over the moon, as you can imagine.
"The first thing I got was a letter which arrived on the day that I returned from holiday at the end of November.
"It said 'Her Majesty's Service' on it and I thought it was a tax letter.
"I didn't open it until later that evening, and when I read it was just absolutely amazed.
"It just took my breath away and I was literally gobsmacked. …