Harlow nurse who became NHS Director receives title of Queen’s Nurse

Communities / Sat 28th Nov 2015 at 03:14pm

Jane KJANE Kinniburgh, Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS West Essex CCG is celebrating being the jewel in the organisation’s crown after being awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.

Jane received the prestigious community nurse title from charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) this month at their Annual Award Ceremony at Royal Garden Hotel, London for her commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership after almost 40 years in the profession.

Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities and a shared professional identity. The Queen’s Nurse community is made up of nurses and midwives who are committed to high quality care for patients, earn patients’ trust and respect and are role models for colleagues.

Chief Officer, NHS West Essex CCG Clare Morris said: “We’re immensely proud that Jane has received the much deserved title of Queen’s Nurse for her commitment, dedication and service to nursing.

“Jane is an expert in nursing and through her contributions as a leader, provides people with a feeling of well-being, service and respect and is a genuine role model not only to other community nurses but to wider healthcare leaders.”

Jane Kinniburgh said: “It’s an honour to receive such a prestigious title and I’m really excited about the work I can be involved in to further improve quality and experiences of services here and across the country.

“There’s a lot of hard work already happening in west Essex but the opportunity to keep learning, keep finding new ways of improving services for local people is something I find very exciting.”

Jane began her career at Guy’s Hospital, London (now Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) and after 20 years’ frontline nursing experience as a District Nurse in south east London, Harlow and Uttlesford, brought her experience into management.

As a senior director, Jane is committed to working across the local health economy with communities and partners to embed high quality services and deliver the best possible outcomes and experience of services for people in west Essex.

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