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CALLplus Trustee Receives National Recognition

November 27th, 2013
Posted in News

CALLplus Trustee Heather Henry is celebrating this week after receiving a prestigious Award from The Queen’s Nursing Institute. The title ‘Queen’s Nurse’ is awarded to nurses who demonstrate improving quality and leadership in community nursing.

Heather was amongst a record 90 nurses to receive the QN Title on Monday 18th November – a tribute to the importance and dedication of all nurses working in the community.

In her submission Heather described the work she does in her own community of Sale in Manchester to help make it a dementia friendly community as well as being a trustee of CALLplus. She stressed the importance of the role of nurses like herself and fellow CALLplus trustee, Carole Mula, who contribute to the third sector as volunteers. She also highlighted how important the voluntary sector is to health and health care.

Of her award Heather said:

I feel very honoured and humbled. I want to use the QN title to promote and support the outstanding and important work that nurses in the voluntary sector do. I am aiming to use the title to further influence national policy as well as provide leadership to other nurses.

Heather is pictured with Professor Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing at Public Health England who presented the awards.

Photo by Kate Stanworth