A TRIO of Solihull nurses have been recognised for their commitment to high standards of practice and patient care.
Kirsty Millard, Caroline Kelle and Sue Nightingale each received their badge and certificate at a ceremony in London on Monday (November 9).
The nurses received their awards through the Queen’s Nurse programme – who award nurses that demonstrate exceptional commitment and those who continually improve their nursing practice.
Kirsty, Caroline and Sue join just 25 other Queen’s Nurses in the West Midlands.
Kirsty Millard has been a practice nurse for 15 years, and currently works at Hampton-In-Arden surgery.
She said: “Receiving Queens Nurse status is a fantastic accolade – it reflects the hard work and dedication the practice nursing teams in Solihull are offering.
“I’m extremely proud to be a practice nurse and becoming part of this prestigious group gives me access to like-minded nurses to develop and improve primary care across Solihull.”
Practice nurse Caroline Kelle has worked at Hobs Moat Medical for over 12 years.
She said: “To me a Queen’s Nurse is someone dedicated to patient care and outcomes, who effects change within their own working environment, who provides support to colleagues and also has the skill to embrace change and innovation.
“I care what patients think about the care we provide and how we change to improve it.”
Sue Nightingale has been nursing for 31 years, and has worked at Craig Croft Medical Centre for nearly 12 months.
She said: “Receiving the Queen’s Nurse title is an honour, and will allow me to promote new ways of learning, training, teaching and sharing knowledge with other nurses.”
Sue Nicholls, chief nurse at Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group said: “I am extremely proud that Kirsty, Caroline and Sue have achieved Queen’s Nurse status with the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
“This represents the highest accolade for nurses and demonstrates the good work that our nurses and midwives are doing for patients.”