A nurse has received one of the highest commendations in her profession.
Lisa Cottrell, who works as a community advance nurse practitioner at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been given the title of Queen’s Nurse.
The title, bestowed by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute, is a recognition of her commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.
Lisa, from Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle, who has been a nurse since 1995, works at Clitheroe Health Centre providing care and support for more than 300 care home patients, primary care and care home staff.
She said: “Being afforded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’ is a privilege and I will continue to work hard to raise the profile of community nursing and most importantly continue to deliver excellent standards of patient care. Nursing for me is a passion and I am very lucky to have a job which I enjoy and enables me to help others on a day to day basis.”
Her role involves pro-actively managing patients with long term conditions to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. She also works alongside families, District Nurses and the General Practice Teams to deliver high standards of palliative and end of life care.
Lisa will be travelling to London later in the year where she and two community nurse colleagues will be awarded the title at the charity’s awards ceremony, held at The Commonwealth Club.
Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities and a shared professional identity.