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Executive Director appointed QNI Fellow

Steph Lawrence, Director of Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals

Stephanie Lawrence (RGN, RNChild, DN, QN, ANP) the Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals for Leeds Community Healthcare and Leeds GP Confederation has been appointed as one of four new Fellows of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

Fellowship of the QNI was introduced in 2000, to help create a group of senior professionals who support the Institute with advice based on experience and real-time intelligence on nursing practice, research, policy and health service management.

QNI Fellows are usually appointed from primary care or community based nursing services and are known leaders within their sphere of expertise. They often have a previous or on-going connection with the Institute and are people with a high profile.

Steph said she was very proud to be joining the prestigious group of QNI Fellows: “I always encourage our community nurses to apply for Queen’s Nurse status as a mark of their dedication and professionalism. Community nursing is a style of care which has a massive impact on the lives of our patients. We often provide care for months, even years and play a key role in keeping people well at home and out of a hospital bed,   

“ To be given the honour of a Fellowship from an organisation that really matters to me is such a huge honour, I’m both proud and pleased to be able to represent LCH, my colleagues and Leeds as a city on a national platform,” she added.   

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