Derbyshire nurse Brenda Greaves has recently become one of only 13 nurses in the country to be given the title of Queen’s Nurse. The title is the ultimate accolade in nursing and Brenda is one of three Primary Care nurses in the country to receive the honour.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) recently reinstated the title of Queen’s Nurse for nurses working in community settings. The title places a premium on personalised nursing care, identified through patient feedback on the nurse. It is awarded to nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient-centred values and continually improving practice.
To apply, nurses need to have worked a minimum of three years in the community or primary care as a registered nurse, as well as satisfying a number of other criteria.
Dr Bates, Senior Partner at the Overdale Medical Practice, said: "We are all delighted that Brenda has received such a prestigious award. Her contribution to nursing throughout her career has been of such a high standard that there can be no doubt that it is fully justified."
Maura Teager, Director or Nursing and Clinical Quality at Derby City PCT, said: “I am delighted that Brenda has received this accolade; she has been a role model for nursing in primary care for many years and always has the interests of the patient at the centre of whatever she does. It is well deserved.”
Brenda will formally receive her Queen’s Nurse title at a ceremony in London in autumn 2007.