Two nurses from Buckinghamshire have been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’ for their dedicated work in healthcare.
This award is given to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.
Christine Croft from Riverside Surgery in High Wycombe and Julia Coates from Unity Health in Princes Risborough have both received the award.
Lou Patten, Chief Officer of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “On behalf of the CCG and the practices in Buckinghamshire I am delighted for both Christine and Julia. This award is given to nurses who provide exceptional care, and are committed and passionate about nursing.”
“In Buckinghamshire our aim is to provide the highest level of care to our communities and these awards recognise the dedication and hard work that is happening to help us to achieve this.”
Christine Croft, Queen’s Nurse at Riverside Surgery, said: “It is a privilege and honour to receive this title in recognition of the work I have undertaken to improve standards of patient care within the community over the last 19 years. I have worked in the Wycombe Locality and more widely across Bucks. I will also value the opportunity to meet with, and share best practice with, the wider national Queens Nurse Network, seeking to continue to improve standards of care and outcomes for all our patient populations.”
Julia Coates, Queen’s Nurse at Unity Health, said: “I am overjoyed and very proud. It is the most wonderful feeling to look back at your own career and see all that has been achieved.”
For more information about Queen’s Nurses, please visit the Queen’s Nursing Institute website.