June 11 - Queen's Birthday Honours
Congratulations to Lt Cdr Debra Hounsome MBE on receiving the Member of the Order of the British Empire Award in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
June 11 - Stoma Nurse of the Year Awards UK
Congratulations to LNN Dowdall on achieving Runner Up for the Stoma Nurse of the Year Award for her secondary duties as Stoma Nurse at Headley Court.
June 11 - Best Student Award
Congratulations to LNN Kenny Mair on achieving the Eliza MacKenzie Prize for best student nurse of the year for his achievements during his nurse training. This was presented to him by Capt Allkins DNNS 22 June 11 at RCDM.
May 11 - QARNNS wins Endeavour Award
Congratulations to Lt Alex Wright-Jones on achieving the Endeavour Award on the Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Maritime).
Feb 11 - QARNNS wins Endeavour Award
Congratulations to Lt Janette Cooper on achieving the Endeavour Award on the Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Maritime).
Sept 10 - Best Student Award
Congratulations to LNN Leanne Parry on achieving the Eliza MacKenzie Prize for best student nurse of the year for her achievements during her nurse training. The award was presented by Capt Allkins DNNS at the QARNNS Symposium Sept 10.
31 Mar 10 - QARNN wins Leadership course prize
Congratulations to LNN Bernie Quinn who received the Herbert Lott award for outstanding leadership whilst on Leading Rates Leadership Course in Mar 10.
Lt Wesson returns from Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship
Lt Wesson has just returned from 4 weeks in Washington DC and San Antonio where he was working with the US Army on how they prevent and treat traumatic stress injuries. He was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship earlier in the year in the category 'The treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injuries'. He will be writing a full report of his experiences together with lessons learnt and recommendations in the New Year and this will be available on the QARNNS Awards page as well as the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Website (www.wcmt.org.uk). There is also a brief report available if you click here. Lt Wesson also wrote a blog of his experiences which can be found at www.matthewwesson.wordpress.com . The picture on the left is the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue) in Washington. The picture on the right is the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Lt Cdr Ali Hoffman awarded Royal Red Cross in the 2009 Armed Forces Operational Awards
Lt Cdr Hoffman was awarded the RRC for her consistently high standards of nursing and military achievement during Op Herrick 9 which raised the profile of UK medicine and the Royal Naval Medical Services to all engaged in the mission and to a wide national audience. During the deployment she was the first QARNNS to be OC of the Hospital Squadron in Camp Bastion. The picture on the left is Ali with her parents and her medal. On the right is with two Yeoman of the Guard.
29 Sep 09 - Success for QARNNS and the MOD at the No Smoking Day Awards.
Sweeping the board this year was newcomer HM Forces/MOD Gibraltar, which was crowned overall winner due to the sheer quality and creativity of its submissions. This team entered no less than six categories and produced some amazing work that employed different agencies, including Gibraltar Health Authority’s Health Promotion Group to communicate the ‘No Smoking Day’ message through art and music. The team focussed much of their promotional work on supporting teenagers and young adults. Their campaign attracted strong media attention and made use of a diverse range of media technology, including a monthly blogsite. Their activities have opened up several new avenues for collaborative working and the development of future public health/education initiatives. The HM Forces also produced a rap with members of the Gibraltar Top Rock Youth Seniors and Mario Chrisostomou from the British Forces Broadcasting Service and is considered to be a progressive and ground-breaking approach to youth involvement in public health. That information has been broadcast locally and there is the potential for future development. Lt Cdr Lorraine England BSc (Hons) QARNNS, Practice Nurse/Stop Smoking Advisor, Princess Royal Medical Centre will be attending our 2010 campaign launch event in London on 2nd October to receive the winning certificate and prize voucher and she has also kindly agreed to run a Best Practice workshop on the day too.
25 Sep 09 - Best student award
PONN Thornburn won the Eliza MacKenzie Prize for the best student nurse of the year for his achievements during his nurse training. This was presented by Capt Allkins at the 2009 QARNNS Symposium at HMS Drake.
Jun 09 - LNN wins leadership award
LNN Burt of MDHU Portsmouth was awarded the Magennis Trophy on the Leading Rates Command Course at HMS Collingwood. It was awarded for her exceptional level of leadership, teamwork, drive determination, high morale and support of others. A comment from the course-‘She met and in some cases exceeded the required standard throughout all aspects of her leadership course’.
Mar 09 - QARNNS win national travelling fellowships
Congratulations to Lt Matt Wesson and PONN Rob Wakeford on each being awarded one of this years Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships. Lt Wesson was awarded his fellowship in the Rehabiliation and Treatment of Traumatic Injuries category. They will be funding his travels to Texas for a month where he will be spending time with the US Army's Traumatic stress services and learning about how they recognise and treat PTSD. PO Wakeford was awarded his under the Adventure, Exploration & Leaders of Expeditions category. Rob will be travelling to Nepal on a Joint Service Medical Expedition. They will be talking about the travelling fellowship and their planned travels at the forthcoming QARNNS symposium.
Anybody (both civilian and military) can apply for a fellowship and next years categories are annouced on the 13/03/09. More details can be found on http://www.wcmt.org.uk/
QARNNS win national nursing awards
Once again, members of the QARNNS were recognised at a national level for their accomplishments.
At the British Journal of Nursing Clinical Practice Awards 2008, the nursing team of Stonehouse Ward at Derriford Hospital represented by Lt (Q) Dean Simpson won an award under the Defence Nursing Category for the work in developing and implementing a level one care area. For full details of the nomination click here
Under the same category, Lt Cdr (Q) Amanda Holland was recognised for her work in developing the leadership development program at MDHU Derriford for the service personnel working there. For full details of this nomination, click here
At the Birmingham City University Awards 2008, the staff at MDHU Derriford won a Practice Area Award. This was in recognition of how it has created and maintained a highly positive learning environment as a result of the extremely hard work and commitment of its team. For full details of this nomination, click here
And finally, Cdr (Q) Carol Betteridge was awarded a CINC Fleet commendation for her timely intervention when she witnessed an RTA on the A31 in March of this year. Her actions were described as 'commendable' and 'in the finest traditions of the Medical Services'. For this she has also been nominated for one of The Sun Newspaper's military awards or 'Millies'. For full details of this nomination, click here
QARNNS win national awards
Lt Long QARNNS receives 2 Awards
Lt Cdr Lorraine England QARNNS who works as the Senior Nursing Officer and stop-smoking co-ordinator within the British Forces Clinic said: “We are very pleased to win an award for our 2007 No Smoking Day activities as it recognises the strength of collaboration and partnership between the military medical services, service education agencies, SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association), HIVE (Help, Information, Volunteer, Exchange) and the no-smoking day campaign team in delivering effective education about the risks associated with smoking”.
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