Canford Healthcare operations manager Caron Sanders-Crook has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
Nursing charity the QNI awards the honorary title of Queen’s Nurse to registered nurses and specialist community public health nurses who demonstrate a high-level commitment to patient-centred values and to improving nursing practice.
Individual candidates are assessed by a panel on the evidence in their application and feedback provided by their managers and patients.
Sanders-Crook has been a nurse for over thirty-five years. As well as many other professional memberships, Caron is a member of the Chief Nursing Officer-Adult Social Care (CNO-ASC) Nursing and Care Advisory, and Covid-19 Legacy Social Care Groups, and she has helped the DHSC develop the first Women’s Health Strategy for the UK.
She is also the author of Behind The Smiles, an exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Sanders-Crook says: “This is an amazing honour. I also feel honoured to be a part of such an inspiring and innovative community.”