More than 25 nursing staff from across the UK have been celebrated in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Dr Crystal Oldman has joined Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, in receiving a CBE for services to nursing.
Among the OBEs was national teaching fellow Dr David Evans, who developed the RCN’s biggest ever distance learning course. The sexual health skills programme, which now runs from the University of Greenwich, has taught more than 3,000 nurses since it was launched in 2004.
Peter Meredith-Smith, Associate Director of Employment Relations at RCN Wales, was also honoured with an OBE. Peter has been a registered nurse since 1984 and has worked to improve health care in a number of public service roles, including 10 years with the Welsh Government.
Thirteen nurses received MBEs including Dawn Good, Head of Stroke Service and Lead Stroke Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and advanced nurse practitioner Lee Hough.
A further five nurses received the British Empire Medal while two received the Royal Red Cross.
RCN Chief Executive Janet Davies said: “Our nursing staff are some of the brightest and bravest people in the country and it’s wonderful to see so many of them honoured in this way.
“These nurses have done incredible work for their patients and their fellow nursing staff. I congratulate each of them for embodying the values that make nursing the remarkable profession it is today.”