A sexual health nurse from Lancashire is one of the first in the county to receive a top honour.
Sue Capstick, service manager for Lancashire Care’s contraception and sexual health (CaSH) service has been given the title of Queen’s Nurse.
“I am proud to be part of such a dedicated and compassionate team and look forward to continuing to improve the sexual health for people in the future.”Sue Capstick, service manager for Lancashire Care’s contraception and sexual health (CaSH) service
She was awarded the honour by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute, and recognises her commitment to high standards of practice and care.
Sue said: “It was an honour to find out I had been awarded the title of a Queen’s Nurse.
“The CaSH service is committed to providing excellent care to the people in Lancashire.
“The team work together to continually develop new and innovative ways to ensure people receive the highest quality of care.
“I am proud to be part of such a dedicated and compassionate team and look forward to continuing to improve the sexual health for people in the future.”
Sue began her nursing career in 1980 and has worked as a sexual health nurse for over 30 years.
In that time she has worked in Africa developing sexual health and HIV programmes as well as being a member of a sexual health nursing advisory panel at the Department of Health.
For the past few years Sue has been leading a piece of work in Blackburn which is focused on providing information to women about the various contraception methods available to make informed choices and as a result avoid unwanted pregnancies.
Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute said: “Congratulations are due to Sue for her success.
“Community nurses operate in an ever more challenging world and our role is to support them as effectively as we can.
Sue is the third member of staff at the Trust to be awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.
A ceremony will be held later this year in London for the newest Queen’s Nurses where they will be presented with their awards.
For more information about the CaSH services visit www.cashlancashire.nhs.uk