The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

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2012 Awards Ceremonies

SPRING - 23 April

Four new Queen's Nurses

Three nurses received the prestigious Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service, presented by the QNI’s Chair of Council, Rosalynde Lowe CBE. Claire M. Aston, Tessa Fitzpatrick and Joan Myers received Certificates of Honour.

Twelve Fund for Innovation and Leadership project leaders were presented with their certificates on successful completion of their practice improvement projects, and guests were able to view posters about their work during the drinks reception. The certificate presentations were made by Lady Henrietta St George, Trustee of The Burdett Trust for Nursing, which sponsors the Fund for Innovation and Leadership. 

Forty-two nurses were awarded the Queen’s Nurse title, the largest single cohort since the title was reintroduced in 2007. Their certificates were presented by Professor Jane Salvage.

To read the full press release please click here.

To read the citations of the Outstanding Service Award Winners please click here.

To see the official photographs of the event please go to:

 AUTUMN - 12 November

Sixty-two new Queen’s Nurses received their badges and certificates, bringing the total number of QNs to over 300.

The event was hosted by Kate Billingham CBE, QNI Chair of Council, and by Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive.
Five new Fellows of the Institute were also welcomed. They were, Sally Kendall, Sandra Lawton, Gretl McHugh, Fiona Ross and Catherine Walshe.

To read the full press release, including more information on the fellows, please click here.

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