Lecturers among winners in Queen’s Nursing Institute Awards


Date: 29th Sep 2017

A pair of senior Nursing lecturers at Bucks New University have been awarded the title of Queen's Nurse by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Debbie Duncan, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, and Sian Hayes, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, collected their award at The Queen’s Nursing Institute Awards ceremony at The Royal Garden Hotel in London on 30 October.

The title of Queen’s Nurse is available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.

All nurses, health visitors and midwives with five years’ experience of working in the community are eligible to apply.

Debbie and Sian have been recognised for work they do in the community, particularly around leadership. They also work in primary care as advanced nurse practitioners and Debbie works as an outreach nurse for a homeless hostel

Debbie said: “This is a great recognition for the work we do. We have both worked in primary care for a number of years and also support and educate general practice nurses and nurse practitioners.”

Sue West, Dean of Society & Health at Bucks New University, said: “Debbie and Sian fully deserve this recognition.

“They are a credit to their profession and demonstrate the very best in community nursing, with our students benefiting from their expertise. Everyone at Bucks New University is proud of their achievement.”

The QNI annual awards ceremony celebrates community nursing, with new Queen's Nurses awarded their title alongside other presentations.


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