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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
The QNI holds two Award Ceremonies each year. In 2012 - the QNI's 125th anniversary year - the first of these was held first at The Commonwealth Club in London on 23 April, and the second took place on 12 November. Please scroll down to read more about each event, and to find out how to order pictures.
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, Chair-designate of the QNI, who takes up the post of Chair in August 2012.
To see the official photographs of the event please go to: https://picasaweb.google.com/katestanworth/QNISpringAwardCeremony2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCPKzhp756rfhOw#
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.
To see the official photos of the event, please go to https://picasaweb.google.com/katestanworth/QNIAutumnAwardsCeremonyNovember2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJ3m_6uEx9GqzwE&feat=directlink