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Lancashire Leader Awarded the Queen's Nurse Title

Posted on the 17th February 2014

Lynne Bax, Associate Clinical Director from Preston began her career as a registered Nurse and Midwife and has since worked within wide ranging clinical services within Primary Care, Acute and Independent sector. Lynne currently works at Leyland House within the Trust’s Adult Community Network where she works to embed the Trust’s quality strategy and improve the standards of care delivered to the people across Lancashire. Lynne also represents Nursing and Support Staff as a Trust governor.

Lynne said:

“It makes me so proud to know that my contributions are making a difference to the lives of our service users. I came into nursing to make a difference and believe that I have a long way to go on my journey. I feel very proud to have been awarded the Queens Nurse title and look forward to continuing to improve nursing care for the people of Lancashire.”

The title of Queen's Nurse (QN) is open to individual nurses who want to demonstrate their commitment to patient-centred values and continually improving practice.

Dr Amanda Thornton, Clinical Director for Adult Community Services at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“It’s absolutely fantastic that Lynne’s work has been recognised nationally and the award is testament to the hard work and commitment she demonstrates in everything she does.”

Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive at The Queen’s Nursing Institute said,

“Congratulations are due to Lynne Bax on receiving the Queen’s Nurse title. The title is awarded by The Queen’s Nursing Institute to formally recognise community nurses who are dedicated to improving standards of patient care, learning and leadership. I would like to welcome Lynne to the Queen’s Nurse network and we look forward to working with her in the future.”

This is the second member of the Trust’s staff to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Nurse title.

An awards ceremony for Queen's Nurses to be presented with their certificates is due to take place later in the year in London.