The title is not an award for past service but indicates 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.
Rahma Abdalla, Practice Development Nurse with the Education Team, and Julie Roye, Head of Nursing for Primary Care, are now both Queen’s Nurses.
Rahma is based at Mile End Hospital. She joined the NHS in 2006 and joined ELFT in February 2021.
She grew up and lives in Newham and her NHS experience includes working as a Practice Development Nurse in Barts Health, Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist in St Joseph Hospice, District Nurse with ELFT and community nurse with ELFT.
"I am so proud and I truly hope that I will be able to inspire others through role modelling of commitment to learning and development to improve patient care".
Julie has worked for the NHS for 20 years and joined the ELFT family four months ago.
Her previous roles include Nurse Consultant, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Lead for BME GPN Network NHS England.
“This award reflects some of the hard work that I have put into primary care and I feel over the moon to have received this acknowledgement,” she said.
“I am a very committed and focused individual who has always felt that exceptional patient care and team work is the centre innovation for our communities.”