Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust colleagues Liz Lewindon, Integrated Community Team Nurse, and Nancy Farr, Clinical Development Manager, have been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
Nancy said, “I am passionate about care in the community and love my work.
I feel very privileged to receive this recognition by the QNI. The QN title means that I can access support and information to help improve patient-centred care in Gloucestershire.” Liz is keen for other community-based nurses to apply and said “It’s a huge honour to be recognised for my passion and commitment, and I felt very proud to attend the ceremony in London.”
The title is not an award for past service, but indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, network opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
Dawn Allen QN, Professional Head of Community Nursing at the Trust said “Congratulations are due to Liz and Nancy for their success. Community nurses are expert professionals who make a vital contribution to patient health and wellbeing every day. As a national charity the QNI can share innovation and best practice, supporting nurses to deliver excellent healthcare to patients in local communities.”
The Trust currently has 15 nurses with the QN title.
Pictured photo 1: Professor Jean White with Liz Lewindon
Pictured photo 2: Professor Jean White with Nancy Farr
22 January 2018