Transformational District Nurses awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse

Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust is delighted to report the award of the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse to the two District Nursing Transformation Leads (Alison Kitson and Tracey McShane). They have been awarded the title by the Queen’s Nursing Institute, a charity that works to improve the nursing care of people in their own homes and communities. The Queen’s Nurse title is given to nurses who are committed to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Those who become Queen’s Nurses can access development workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities as well as sharing a unique professional identity.

They both attended the awards ceremony on Monday 11 May in London, along with Esther Kirby, former Deputy Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience at the Trust, who was also awarded the Queen’s Nurse title. The awards event was hosted by Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and their Queen’s Nurse certificates and badges were presented to them by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England.

Tracey said, “We are both really proud to be part of this amazing network of nurses who share a common goal of providing excellent, quality care to patients, carers and families in the community. Being Queen’s Nurses will enable us to work at a national level influencing practice improvements, leadership and growth to ultimately improve patient outcomes.”