Queen's Nurses return after 40 years

The first nurses for 40 years to be awarded the title of Queen's Nurse were honoured at a ceremony in London last week.

England’s chief nursing officer, Christine Beasley, presented the 19 community nurses with their awards.

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) revived the title Queen’s Nurse earlier this year as an award of distinction for nurses working in community settings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

At the event, Rosemary Cook, director of the QNI, said: ‘The title of Queen’s Nurse has a history and a value. It is not an end in itself, but the beginning of a process of practice improvement, leadership and growth, and most importantly, action to benefit patients and enhance the profession.’

For more information visit the Queen's Nursing Institute website.

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