Community nurses across East Lancashire have been recognised with a Queen's Nurse title.

Four East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust community nurses have recently been recognised for their commitment to high standards of person-centred care in community nursing with the Queen’s Nurse title.

Clinical Team Leader Laura Milner, Community Practitioner Joanne Cranham, and District Nursing Matrons Sam Head and Hayley Hudson have been recognised for demonstrating a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice as part of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Queen’s Nurse programme brings together community nurses to develop their skills and is a recognition that they are part of a professional network of nurses dedicated to delivering and leading outstanding care in the community.

The title is a formal recognition of nurses’ commitment to improving care for patients and provides further learning and leadership opportunities, as well as giving access to developmental programmes, bursaries, and networking.

Cheryl Forrest, Interim Director of Nursing, for Community and Intermediate Care said: “This is an amazing achievement.

“The Queen’s Nurse title is highly sought after and only so many nurses are recognised each year.

“The application process is robust and involves feedback from colleagues and patients.

“All four nurses are amazing practitioners, and I am really proud that they work within the Community and Intermediate division.”

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