The Queen’s Nursing Institute has appointed six new members to its governing Council, who are the charity’s trustees.

The new appointments were made in December 2020 and the new Council members will join the next Council meeting in March 2021. The new Council members are: Dale Carrington, Neesha Oozageer Gunowa, Dr Judith Graham BEM, Clare Hawkins, Helen Mehra and Dr Angela McLernon OBE.

I am delighted to welcome the new members of the QNI’s Council. We are very fortunate to have such very strong range of talents and wealth of experience among our trustees. These new appointments will allow us to build on that strength, at a crucial time in the charity’s history and a time of huge opportunity for community nursing. Our Council members include experts in policy, service delivery, nurse education, and charity finance and administration, giving the QNI the necessary skills to put its new Strategic Plan into action in the coming years, and support community nurses to deliver essential healthcare to people, families and communities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Professor John Unsworth, Chair of Council

It is a joy to see six new Trustees with such complementary expertise joining the QNI Council. The ways in which nurses serve all citizens is hugely varied in terms of the knowledge, skills and the scope of practice they bring to the role. Our new Trustees reflect that diversity and will help to shape the work of the QNI and the successful delivery of the new strategic plan 2021-25. I am very much looking forward to working with them all in taking the QNI to the next stage of our development, building on our heritage as the oldest nursing charity in the world. Our creators, William Rathbone and Florence Nightingale, would be proud to see the ongoing commitment of our new Trustees to improving nursing care in the community.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive

Short biographies of all the charity’s Council members can be seen on its website at:

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