New role for woman from Dunfermline

March 11, 2017 by  

A health visitor who hails from Dunfermline is preparing to take on a prestigious new title – the Queen’s Nurse.

Gemma MacDonald works out of the Rosewell Clinic, located in Lochore, and is among 20 nurses based within communities across Scotland that the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) has chosen to participate in this unique course of professional development.

Once the nurses have successfully completed the course, they are set to become the first Scottish nurses to be awarded the title in almost half a century. In this modern era, the Queen’s Nurses will assist teams in the provision of high quality care and the promotion of health improvements.

The QNIS was originally established by Queen Victoria back in 1889 as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations. Clare Cable, the nurse director and chief executive of QNIS told the Dunfermline Press that the nurses selected had shown their skills as clinical leaders and experienced practitioners, and that they were all keen to further hone their abilities:

“With health policy rapidly shifting the balance of care towards care at home, it is an opportune time to highlight the important contribution of community nurses. The return of Queen’s Nurse title is a very welcome mark of professional excellence.”

People who are awarded prestigious certificates often choose to employ laminating services, so they can keep their certificates in the best possible condition.