A member of Public Health Scotland staff, Chrissie Watters, has been awarded the historic Queen’s Nurse title by the Queen's Nurse Institute of Scotland (QNIS).
Chrissie is the Clinical Co-ordinator for the Scottish National Audit Programme (SNAP). She is one of 20 extraordinary clinical nurse leaders to have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse for her dedication to improving patient care and outcomes as well as equity of access to services.
This year, 20 community nurses were selected to complete the nine-month QNIS programme, which requires participants to choose an issue for development which will have a significant impact on those they care for, so that the learning during the nine months is applied in practice.
Dr Nick Phin, Director of Public Health Science and Medical Director at Public Health Scotland, said:
“Everyone at Public Health Scotland congratulates Chrissie for this fantastic achievement. She and her whole team can be very proud of the work they have done.”