Nelson nurse Jane Tancock and another of her East Lancashire colleagues – Barbara Lubomski – have been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The title “Queen’s Nurse” is awarded to indicate a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.
Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
Jane is a business manager within the trust’s Community Division but has been a nurse for over 33 years and started her training at Burnley as an enrolled nurse.
Most of her nursing career has been dedicated to caring for people in their own homes. She became a district nurse sister and worked in many localities across East Lancashire.
Jane said: “It is a great honour to receive this recognition and it is wonderful that my work has been acknowledged. I am very proud that my work over the last few years has helped to further improve the support and care on offer to people in the local community.
“I am delighted to now be able to call myself a ‘Queen’s Nurse’ and will be encouraging my colleagues to also aspire to receive the title too.”
Jane is now in a management post responsible for nursing services in the community.
Barbara from North Yorkshire is a respiratory nurse specialist at the trust. She leads the Integrated Respiratory Service. Since joining the trust in 1998, Barbara has been inspirational in developing respiratory services in East Lancashire which many patients have benefitted from.
She was also awarded Nurse of the Year in 2007.
Catriona Logan, Community Division general manager, said: “I would like to congratulate Jane and Barbara on their success in being awarded this title. I am fully aware of the commitment and dedication they have both made in their nursing careers.
“We deeply value the qualities of clinical nurse leaders within the Community Division and are very proud to have two more Queen’s Nurses among our staff.”