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Have you or colleagues thought about becoming a Queen’s Nurse?

Are you a community based nurse, committed to learning, leadership and high standards of practice and patient care?

Applications are only open once a year and will open again 1 January 2020.

What is a Queen’s Nurse? The title of Queen’s Nurse is available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.

Who can apply? All nurses, health visitors and midwives with five years‘ experience of working in the community are eligible to apply.

What does it mean to be a Queen’s Nurse? The title:
• Provides formal recognition of a community
-based nurse’s commitment to improving care
• Provides access to a free developmental programme, bursaries and networking
• Offers other learning and leadership opportunities

Find out more here, download our leaflet here. Or ask DCHS colleagues who are already Queen’s Nurses – Michelle Bateman (, Sandra Dewis ( or Claire Neale ( – to tell you all about it!