Neurology nurse wins a Queen's award
27 April 2012
Congratulations to Rebecca Hipkin, a neurology nurse based at Downham Market Health Centre, Norfolk, who has been awarded the honoured title of Queen's Nurse from the Queen's Nursing Institute.
In April, Rebecca received the title 'Queen's Nurse' at a ceremony in recognition of the high standards of nursing she provides in primary care and the community, including people with MS.
The Queen's Nursing Institute works to improve the nursing care of people in the community and in their own homes by identifying and developing nurses who are committed to high standards of care in the community, helping them to make improvements in practice and to act as leaders and role models to others.
The MS Trust believes that everyone diagnosed with MS should have access to an MS specialist nurse. Changes in the NHS may result in specialist MS services in many areas of the UK becoming more stretched than they already are. Some services may be lost altogether. The MS Trust is working closely with MS specialist nurses to help gather evidence to support their case and we are lobbying in their local communities to demonstrate what an essential and cost-effective service they provide.
If you have MS, or know someone who does, you will know what a difference it can make to have access to an MS specialist nurse. Do you know an MS specialist nurse who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help? As part of the MS Awareness week, the MS Trust is giving you the chance to tell the world how important your MS nurse really is by nominating them for the My Super Nurse award.