BBC News reported, "Sir Barry, who is also the Sergeant Surgeon to the Queen, has worked to improve training and education for surgeons, including ensuring clinical standards are maintained after they become consultants.
"He is a gastrointestinal surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital, London and was a member of the government's modernization action team looking at ways to speed up access to the NHS, which informed the NHS Plan published this summer.
"He said he was 'extremely flattered' to receive the knighthood."
Explained Roy Pounder, "This is a great honor for Barry Jackson. As a surgeon, he was called ‘Mr' - even though fully qualified as a doctor. From now on, he will be called ‘Sir Barry Jackson'."
He will go to Buckingham Palace, and the Queen will place a sword on his shoulders, saying the famous words, "Arise, Sir Barry".