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Celebrating four new Queen's Nurses at DCHS!

Congratulations to Jo Hunter, Amy Sims, Lynne Yates and Kim Millman who have each been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

The awards were celebrated via a virtual celebration party hosted by QNI on 30 September.

The title of Queen’s Nurse indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership and is awarded following a rigorous application process.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, chief executive of the QNI said: ‘On behalf of the QNI I would like to congratulate and welcome Jo, Amy, Lynne and Kim as a Queen’s Nurses.

“Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with all the new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”

The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application. More information about how to apply is available at

The Queen’s Nursing Institute is a registered charity founded in 1887. It works with nurses and decision makers to ensure that good quality nursing is available to everyone, when and where they need it.