Paramedics, doctors, nurses and other health staff are among those commended in the honours list for their work during the July 7 terrorist attacks.

London Ambulance Service, whose staff were first to offer medical assistance to many of the bomb victims, saw five workers receive honours.

Martin Flaherty, director of operations at LAS, who helped co-ordinate the ambulance response around the capital, was made an OBE.

And paramedics William Kilminster, Peter Swan and James Underdown, and contract operations manager Roy Webb, were made MBEs.

Mr Kilminster went to help patients on the bombed train between King's Cross and Russell Square.

At The Royal London Hospital, which treated more than 200 patients from the attacks, A&E consultant Alastair Wilson was made an OBE.

Senior sister Julia Peterkin, from the hospital's intensive care unit, was made an MBE.

Dr Wilson has worked at The Royal London for 20 years and in 1989 he founded the pioneering Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, based at The Royal London, which also played a key role on July 7.

He was the doctor in charge of A&E on the day of the attacks, with the hospital receiving the largest number of casualties from the incidents - a total of 208 patients were treated in A&E.

Ms Peterkin was the sister in charge of the intensive care unit on July 7, which cared for seven critically ill and multiply injured patients.

Angela Scarisbrick, a practice educator for advanced nursing at Great Ormond Street Hospital, was made an MBE after she rushed to the Russell Square blast on seeing crowds gathering around the station from her office window.

Ms Scarisbrick worked with limited medical equipment to help passengers injured when the bomb went off, including a woman who leg had been blown off who had to be resuscitated at the scene.

There were also honours for those who worked behind the scenes to help co-ordinate the massive response across the NHS in London.

Julie Dent, chief executive at South West London Strategic Health Authority, was made a CBE for helping to coordinate the health service response to the July 7 attacks.

She is an emergency planning leader for the NHS in London and happened to be the chief executive on call on the day of the attacks.

Ms Dent said: "I am very proud to work in the NHS. This award is not just for me but for the whole health service - especially those front-line staff who work so hard to provide care to our communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

And Dallas Ariotti, director of organisational transformation at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, was made an MBE.

Ms Ariotti helped to instigate the mass casualty plan and set up the command centre to co-ordinate services.

The trust treated 25 casualties from the bombings.

Trust chief executive Sir Jonathan Michael said: "I am delighted that Dallas's commitment and dedication to the NHS has been recognised by this award.

"Thanks to her work leading our response on July 7, we were able to treat seriouslyinjured casualties as soon as they arrived, and with minimum disruption to other services in the hospitals."