Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
I am an experienced District Nurse with the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing and hold the Practice Educator and Independent Nurse Prescribing qualifications. My previous career was in banking! I became a Queen’s Nurse when the title was re-introduced in 2007 and have been very involved in contributing to national policy documents over the past eleven years. Examples of my work include membership of the Transforming Community Services Board at the Department of Health, secondment to work as Clinical Lead (Nursing) on the Transforming Community Services Programme, a member of the Prime Minister’s Nursing and Care Quality Forum and a member of the Clinical Nursing Advisory Group (DH). I have also worked on secondment with the University of Nottingham as a Clinical Health Lecturer on the pre-registration nursing programme.
In 2014 I was awarded the OBE for “Services to Nursing and Healthcare” and was very humbled to receive this at an investiture at Buckingham Palace from her Majesty the Queen. Also that year I was awarded The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). I have recently completed 3 years working at the QNI as a Project Manager and my final project was funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and involved working with young people across the country as they transitioned from Children’s Health Services to Adult Community Health Services. I am currently working as Project Manager for the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity.