'Exceptional' group of nurses in Scotland to receive Queen's Nurse title

A group of community nurses in Scotland are to receive the title of Queen's Nurse at a ceremony in Edinburgh this evening

A group of 20 community nurses in Scotland are being awarded the title of Queen's Nurse by Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, at a ceremony tonight in Edinburgh

 The group of nurses being honoured. Picture: Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

It will mark the first time the honour has been given in Scotland in 50 years and follows a nine-month development programme run by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS).

QNIS chief executive and nurse director Clare Cable said: 'These 20 exceptional individuals can be deservedly proud of being awarded this title.

'They represent the geography of Scotland, from rural communities and small islands to concentrated areas within the big cities, but they all demonstrate nursing excellence which makes a real difference to the lives of the people they work with.'

Nurses included

The newly-titled nurses include a midwife working with asylum seeking mothers in Glasgow, a nurse in charge of caring for people in police custody in Edinburgh and an advanced nurse practitioner, who is the only healthcare professional on a small and remote Orkney island.

Others include practice and district nurses, school nurses, a mental health nurse, health visitors, a care home nurse and a parish nurse.

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