A nurse from Grimsargh has been recognised for the huge difference she makes to patients and staff in community care.Advertisement
Carol Carless, who is a Community Specialist Practitioner with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.
A Queen’s Nurse is someone who is committed to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, and networking opportunities.
Carol, who has been a nurse since 2004 and is a guest lecturer at UCLan, said: “I am very honoured to be given this title. Specialist Queen’s Nurses have been around since 1859 and stretch far and wide across the UK to provide high levels of care for community-based patients.
“This award is a fantastic achievement, not only for myself but also for all the community staff providing outstanding community care everywhere.
“During my many years as a community nurse I have always continued to expand my own personal development to ensure increased levels of care.
“Community nursing is a constant, forever developing service that continues to provide the nation’s public with safe, effective healthcare at home.”
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Carol is one of a handful of staff at the Lancashire Care to be awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. She will be presented with her award during a ceremony in June in London.
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