24 CLCH staff awarded The Queen's Nurse award by QNI

Published: 27th December 2023

CLCH is delighted to announce that 24 staff across the Trust have received The Queen's Nurse award.

The Queen's Nurse awards is awarded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). The QNI is a charity that works to improve the nursing care of people in their own homes in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

QNI 2.jpgThe programme brings together community nurses to develop their professional skills and deliver outstanding patient care in the community. The title ‘Queen’s Nurse (QN)’ is a special acknowledgement of the high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice by nurses.

This year, the title of Queen’s Nurse was awarded to 564 nurses, and 24 of which were CLCH staff members.

CLCH staff who received the award this year are:

  • Alice Aluku Obwoya, Locality Manager, INW
  • Junnet Barros, Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, SW
  • Samantha Bouamar, Named Nurse for Looked After Children, INW
  • Annabel Burkimsher, Director of Nursing and Therapies, INW
  • Christine Cole, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse ONW
  • Sharon Douglas, H&F Locality Lead, INW
  • Jane Griffiths, Special Schools Team Lead, SW
  • Alberta Harding , Community End of Life Care Nurse, SW
  • Linda Holden, Health Visitor Team Lead, SW
  • Ruth Kangwa, Interim Clinical Services Unit Manager Harrow Integrated Care Community Nursing and TVN, ONW
  • Samantha Kelly, Diabetes Nurse Consultant, SW
  • Blessings Ncube , Case Manager, INW
  • Sheila Pearce, Director of Nursing
  • Sam Perry, Clinical Services Manager Planned Care, Herts
  • Charlie Pratten, School Nurse, SW
  • Esther Riche, District Nurse Team Lead, Herts
  • Jane, Sharp, Community Matron Lead, INW
  • Helen Tebbit, Clinical Quality Lead
  • Jenny Wick, Westminster Community Matron & Fraility Lead, INW
  • Lois Tomlin, Advanced Nurse Practitioner,  District Team Lead, Herts
  • Fredalyne King, Community Matron, INW 
  • Jennifer Chady, Locality Manager, Herts
  • Nicola Scoffin, Practice Development Nurse for the Academy, Herts
  • Carly Singleton, District Nurse Team Lead, Herts 

In addition to the Queen’s Nurse awards, there was further cause for celebration for CLCH nurses.

Ria Garcia, Student Health Visitor in Ealing was awarded the Dora Roylance Memorial Prize (named after former Queen’s Nurse who passed away in 2016 at the age of 100) by the QNI. The prize is offered for outstanding students who have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Health Visitor programme.  

Ivymarie Rico, Practice Development Nurse within the Academy, graduated from the Aspiring Nurse Leaders Programme from the QNI. The programme is designed to support the professional development of nurses working in the community to become future leaders in healthcare, to the benefit of the people, families, and communities they serve.

Charlie Sheldon, Chief Nurse at CLCH, said: "A huge congratulations to everyone who has received the prestigious Queen’s Nurse award, and Ria and Ivymarie. I am so proud of you all."

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