Two Fellows of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and a Queen’s Nurse were honoured in the Birthday Honours announced on 9th October 2020.

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, QNI Fellow, was honoured with a Damehood for services to nursing.

Professor Rafferty commented on her Twitter account, “Thank you to everyone for your wonderful messages. I am deeply touched, humbled and thrilled. This honour is a tribute to the support, teamwork and contributions of colleagues with whom I have had the privilege of working over the years.”

Rob Webster, QNI Fellow, was conferred with a CBE for services to healthcare leadership.

Mr Webster commented on Twitter: “I’ve worked with 1000s of people over the last 30 years in health and care. Thanks to all of them for supporting me and for making a difference to so many lives. Whichever ones of you nominated me for my CBE, thank you. It means so much that you did.”

Queen’s Nurse Hazel Nelson, a General Practice Nurse, was honoured with the British Empire Medal for services to nursing and the community in Staffordshire. Ms Nelson said, “It is a great honour to be recognised for something I love doing. I would like to thank everyone who has influenced my nursing career over many years.”

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE said, “I am delighted that Dame Anne-Marie Rafferty, Rob Webster CBE and Hazel Nelson BEM have joined other figures in nursing and healthcare who have been given this national recognition in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours. Sincere congratulations to them all from the staff and trustees of the QNI. There has never been a more important moment to recognise in this way the critical role of expert nursing and leadership in our community services in supporting the whole health and social care system.”


Notes to Editors

Professor Dame Anne-Marie Rafferty biography.

Rob Webster CBE biography.

The full list of Honours can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/birthday-honours-list-2020-cabinet-office

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