Lyme Regis nurse recognised by community nursing charity


Rosie Barton, a practice nurse at Virgin Care’s Lyme Regis Medical Centre, has been awarded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’ by the community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Professor Jean White CBE, QNI Fellow and Chief Nursing Officer in Wales, presented the new Queen’s Nurses with their badges and certificates at a recent Awards Ceremony in London.  The award recognises and celebrates the dedication, passion and skills of nurses working in the community.

Rosie has worked at the Lyme Regis Medical Centre for 12 years and is a practice nurse and a nurse prescriber in the GP surgery as well as a minor injury nurse in the Minor Injuries Unit within the centre.

Sarah Russell, practice nurse team lead, who supported Rosie’s application said, “Rosie is hard working, kind and loyal to the practice and a person who you can rely on to get things done. She works tirelessly not only within her everyday nursing role but also in other areas which help the smooth running of the practice such as attending safeguarding and medicine management meetings. I am very proud to have her as part of my team.”

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, QNI Chief Executive, said, “Community nurses are expert professionals who make a vital contribution to patient health and wellbeing every day. As a national charity the QNI can share innovation and best practice supporting nurses to deliver healthcare to patients in local communities.”

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