A NURSE has been recognised with a prestigious award for her commitment to improving standards of care, learning and leadership.
Lynne Bax, an associate clinical director from Preston, has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.
She began her career as a registered Nurse and Midwife and has since worked within a wide range of clinical services and currently works at Leyland House within Lancashire Care Trust’s Adult Community Network.
Her current role focuses on improving standards of care.
Lynne said: “It makes me so proud to know that my contributions are making a difference to the lives of our service users. I came into nursing to make a difference and believe that I have a long way to go on my journey.
“I feel very proud to have been awarded the Queens Nurse title and look forward to continuing to improve nursing care for the people of Lancashire.”
The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to individual nurses who want to demonstrate their commitment to patient-centred values and continually improving practice.
Dr Amanda Thornton, clinical director for adult community services at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust added: “It’s absolutely fantastic that Lynne’s work has been recognised nationally and the award is testament to the hard work and commitment she demonstrates in everything she does.”
Crystal Oldman, chief executive at The Queen’s Nursing Institute added: “I would like to welcome Lynne to the Queen’s Nurse network and we look forward to working with her in the future.”
This is the second member of the Trust’s staff to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Nurse title.