Dr David Foster OBE has been named as the recipient of the Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s Nursing Times Awards.

Dr Foster, who has served as a deputy chief nursing officer for England among many roles during his long and distinguished career, received the accolade at an awards ceremony in London last night.

David Foster is a trustee of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and is also chair of the Foundation of Nursing Studies. Dr Foster will be chairing the advisory group of the QNI’s new International Community Nursing Observatory, being launched in November.

In his acceptance speech, Dr Foster said, ‘Through being a trustee of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, I see the impressive leadership of Queen’s Nurses and community nurses and especially admire their marvellous work in neglected areas such as working with the homeless.’

Dr John Unsworth, Chair of the QNI’s Council said, ‘I would like to congratulate David on behalf of the QNI staff, trustees and all Queen’s Nurses. This is a richly deserved Award and David’s achievements over many years are an inspiration to nurses and midwives at all stages in their careers.’

Earlier this year, Dr Foster was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and midwifery in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.


Notes to Editors:

David’s short biography is on the QNI website: www.qni.org.uk/people/david-foster/

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