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Nurses named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Over 25 Nursing staff from across the UK have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

More than 25 nurses from various parts of the United Kingdom have been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List this weekend. The Royal College of Nursing says it is celebrating the recognitions of our ‘brightest and bravest’ healthcare staff.

Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Dr Crystal Oldman has joined Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, in receiving a CBE for services to nursing.

Among the OBEs was national teaching fellow Dr David Evans, who developed the RCN’s biggest ever distance learning course. The sexual health skills programme, which now runs from the University of Greenwich, has taught more than 3,000 nurses since it was launched in 2004.

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Thirteen nurses received MBEs including Dawn Good, Head of Stroke Service and Lead Stroke Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lee Hough.

A further five nurses received the British Empire Medal while two received the Royal Red Cross.

RCN Chief Executive Janet Davies said: “Our nursing staff are some of the brightest and bravest people in the country and it’s wonderful to see so many of them honoured in this way.

“These nurses have done incredible work for their patients and their fellow nursing staff. I congratulate each of them for embodying the values that make nursing the remarkable profession it is today.”