Full roster of Queen’s Nurses leading on community care in Buckinghamshire
Not only did five more nurses at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust become Queen’s Nurses this year, but all five locality leads at the combined community and acute Trust now hold this coveted title.
The title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) is available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.
In total there are 37 Queen’s Nurses working across the community in Buckinghamshire. The newest Trust nurses to join the ranks of Queen’s Nurses are:
- Liz Monaghan
- Sarah Leonardi
- Selma Lino
- Pedro Lino
- Yvonne Sakala
Karen Bonner, Chief Nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We are really pleased to see that so many of our community nurses have been recognised, with the Queen’s Nurse title, for their commitment to their patients and their passion for nursing. They are the backbone to the health and care we provide people across Buckinghamshire at our sites and directly in people’s homes.”
Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive at the Queen’s Nurses Institute, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see the growing number of Queen’s Nurses in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Significantly, every locality lead in BHT now holds this title too. It is a mark of high-quality care and leadership, embracing innovation and supporting learning in each of these Queen’s Nurses. This increasing number of Queen’s Nurses in BHT also signals a provider organisation which supports this way of working and provides the environment and culture in which nurses can develop and flourish.”