CPFT health visitor gets royal seal of approval

Sarah Morton named Queen's Nurse as she marks 25 years of service in Peterborough

CPFT health visitor gets royal seal of approval
26 November 2013

A Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust health visitor has been given a prestigious award.

Sarah Morton has been named as Queen’s Nurse by the community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Sarah works for CPFT’s health visiting service based at the Orton Medical Practice in Orton Goldhay, Peterborough. She is also a practice teacher, coordinating the education and training of  student health visitors.

Sarah said: “I am thrilled to have received this award. The application process is lengthy but the award makes the effort worth it.
“This award recognises the effort made by the health visiting team to raise the standards of care for our clients.
“Being a health visitor is a very challenging role, and this award gives us the recognition we deserve.”

QNI gives the honour to community nurses who demonstrate a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.

Sarah has worked as a health visitor in Peterborough for 25 years. She works with children under 5, and their families, in the Ortons area of Peterborough.

Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the QNI, said: “Congratulations are due to Sarah for her success. Community nurses operate in an ever more challenging world and our role is to support them as effectively as we can. The QN title is a key part of this and we would encourage other community nurses to apply.”

Sarah is pictured above receiving her award from Professor Viv Bennett, director of nursing at the Department of Health and Public Health England.

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

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767
 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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