Prestigious honour for Wisbech and Ely as two receive title of Queen’s Nurse
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Nurses Lucy Stewart of Ely and Mike Passfield of Wisbech have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.
Lucy and Mike, who both work for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, were awarded the title for their commitment to high standards of patient care and continually improving practice.
The ‘Queen’s Nurse’ title is given by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
Mike Passfield, Head of Clinical Services at North Cambs Hospital, said: “It’s a privilege to be recognised with the title of Queen’s Nurse, which demonstrates commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership across community based services. I look forward to working with the QNI to share and promote nursing”.
Lucy Stewart, Community Matron added: “I was delighted to attend the QNI awards ceremony. I was inspired by the energy in the room and the opening speech from their Chief Executive Dr Crystal Oldman. I am looking forward to representing this charity and embracing the academic opportunities it can provide, which in my instance has included a publishing offer to write a chapter in a reference book for student nurses.”
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Mike and Lucy were two of 70 nurses who received their awards from Professor Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, NHS England at the community charity’s awards ceremony in London on 10 November.
Queen’s Nursing Institute Director Crystal Oldman said, “Congratulations are due to all the nurses for their success. Community nurses operate in an ever more challenging world and our role is to support them as effectively as we can. The Queen’s Nurse title is a key part of this and we would encourage other community nurses to apply.”
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