QNI awards title of ‘Queen's Nurse’ to eleven CLCH staff

Published: 14th December 2022

CLCH is delighted to announce that eleven staff across the Trust have received The Queen's Nurse award. It is awarded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) which is a charity that works to improve the nursing care of people in their own homes in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The 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 commitment made and work undertaken to ensure the very best provision of care is achieved for communities and patients.

CLCH will be hosting a QNI nurses celebration tea in March 2023. The eleven CLCH staff who received the award this year are:

  • Blessing Mazanzi, Clinical Services Lead for West London Planned Care CBU
  • Sifiso Mguni, on secondment with NHSE/I as a Community Nursing Fellow
  • Jayne Skippen, Divisional Director of Nursing and Therapies, Hertfordshire division
  • John McLinden, Divisional Director of Nursing and Therapies, South West division
  • Stephanie Schlingensiepen, End of Life Care Facilitator for Wandsworth
  • Lisa Canade, School Nurse, Innert North West division
  • Rachel Livsey, School Nurse, South West division
  • Margaret Solomons, MS Nurse, Harrow Specialist Services
  • Karen Smith, Locality Manager, Hertfordshire division
  • Corinne Day, Practice Development Nurse, Hertfordshire division
  • Jessica Taylor-Beirne, Safeguarding Children Advisor, Outer North West division

CLCH Chief Nurse Charlie Sheldon said: "All our nursing staff who have received the award this year should be justly proud of their achievement. I'm delighted yet more of the CLCH nursing family have been awarded this prestigious award."

QNI Queen's Nurse Awardee - Rachel Livsey said: "To receive the honour of Queen's Nurse after being awarded CLCH's Clinician of the Year is wonderful, and shines a light on the invaluable work school nurses do - I am humbled to receive the title.

"This means I have a national network of community nurses to share, learn and receive support from. I am now also part of a network that focuses on the importance of community nursing and the pivotal role we play in a person's life in a time of need. This award gives me extra confidence in my ability to share the work school nurses do and it is recognised as a marker of nursing excellence which we all strive to give to our clients. I would also like to thank those involved in supporting my application."

QNI Queen's Nurse Awardee - Blessing Mazanzi said: "I am honoured to receive the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse award from QNI. My experience is that nurses do not expect recognition or reward for what they are doing, often because going above and beyond the call of duty has become normal practice and they cannot see the remarkable impact of their work on others around them.

"I would like to encourage nurses to apply for this award. The title gives you opportunities in your professional development as well as increased drive to engage with teams and senior management about changes you can make to the service."

The QNI Awards took place on Monday 28th November 2022, you can read more here.

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