Posted on: 8 December 2023

Congratulations to our CNWL nurses who were awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse today, during the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) annual Awards Ceremony at Friends House in London.

CNWL nurses, including Patrick Gillespie, Health and Justice Servcie Director, were presented with their certificate and badge by Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, QNI Vice President and Professor Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care.

Speaking after the ceremony, Patrick said he was “incredibly proud”, and he joins a number of Queen’s Nurses already working across our services.

The Queen’s Nurse 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, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.

There are almost 2500 Queen’s Nurses working in every community nursing specialism and in every part of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Island and the Isle of Man.

The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application.

More information is available at this website