Community nurses receive national award

Three community nurses from Cambridge have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse. 

Community nurses receive national award
07 July 2015

 

Three community nurses from Cambridge have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.

Esther Mwangi, Isobel Wilkerson and Maria Martin, who work for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), were awarded the title for their commitment to high standards of patient care and continually improving practice.

Esther is the district nursing clinical lead for Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire; Isobel is a community matron for Trumpington Street/Beverly Way, Woodlands, Queen Edith's Way, Lensfield Road, Cornford House, Petersfield, 281 Mill Road and York Street GP surgeries; and Maria is a community matron for East Barnwell, Arbury Road and Nuffield Road GP surgeries.

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 and other opportunities and a shared identity. They were three of 105 nurses nationwide who were given the title at the charity’s recent awards ceremony, held at the Russell Hotel in London.

Isobel said on receiving her award: “I am very proud to represent the Queen’s Nursing Institute and to receive this very prestigious award. As a community matron I support people with long term conditions and complex health needs to enable them to feel more able to manage their condition, maintain independence and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Director of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Crystal Oldman said: “Congratulations are due to all three 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 QN title is a key part of this and we would encourage other community nurses to apply.”

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. More information on how to apply is available at www.qni.org.uk/queens_nurses

 

For more information please contact:

Mark Cole
Communications Specialist
E mark.cole@cpft.nhs.uk 
T 01223 726766

 

 

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

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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