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Waltham Forest nurse awarded Queen’s Nurse Title

Waltham Forest nurse awarded Queen’s Nurse Title
Ruth Amartey

Ruth Amartey, Clinical Nurse lead for the Waltham Forest Training Hub (previously known as. CEPN) has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

The title is not an award for past service, but indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.

 Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI said: "On behalf of the QNI I would like to congratulate Ruth and welcome her as a Queen’s Nurse. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Ruth and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year."

Selina Douglas, Managing Director of WEL CCGs said: "The leadership, board and staff of the CCG all congratulate Ruth on this well-deserved award and recognition of a career dedicated to caring for people in Waltham Forest. She is an inspiration to all of us working to improve health and care for the people of North East London."

The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application.

Queen’s Nurses are among the thousands of nurses delivering vital healthcare to people in the community and social care settings during the Covid-19 outbreak. This award is especially poignant as 2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The global COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical role nurses play in society. We are proud to have a nurse of Ruth’s calibre working in Waltham Forest.