Rapid Assessment Team lead Sara Tansley has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
The title is not an award for past service, but indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
Sara, whose role spans QEH and Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust, said: “I’m very pleased to have been recognised, because I do not consider myself to be a traditional community nurse. I have been really fortunate that the trusts I work with have been very supportive to me.
She added: “I like the variety and the integration of my role and it’s very rewarding supporting people to remain in their homes.”
Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, chief executive of the QNI, said: “On behalf of the QNI I would like to congratulate Sara and welcome her as a Queen’s Nurse. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Sara and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”
Sara is due to receive her title at a ceremony in London on Monday, 25 June, which she will attend with her husband Lee, a medical equipment manager at QEH.
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