Head of Romford Queen’s Hospital joins Standard’s list of top 1,000 influential Londoners

Matthew Hopkins, who oversees King George hospital in Goodmayes, has been listed one of the top 1,00

Matthew Hopkins, who oversees King George hospital in Goodmayes, has been listed one of the top 1,000 influencial Londoners. - Credit: BHRUT

The head of Queen’s Hospital has been listed as one of the top 1,000 influential Londoners.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital’s NHS Trust (BHRUT) has been named on the Evening Standard’s list of the most influential people in London for the third year running.

The London newspaper praised Mr Hopkins for his handling of the junior doctors’ strike earlier this year and taking hot drinks to warm up those on the picket line.

The list, also known as Progress 1,000, recognises the capital’s high-achievers across a range of fields including law, education, music and health.

Astronaut Tim Peake, TV presenter and scientist Brian Cox and Nazneen Rahman, one of the UK’s leading cancer researchers, also appear on the list.


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Mr Hopkins oversees both Queen’s and King George hospitals with the emergency department at the hospital in Rom Valley Way, Romford, being one of the busiest in the country.

He said: “It’s always an honour to be recognised in this way, especially as it’s a credit not only to me but also to my executive colleagues and all of our teams. We work hard collectively to provide the best care possible to our patients and I could not do what I need to do without their support.”

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