Barbara Commences the new QNIS Queen’s Nurse Development Programme


Barbara McFadzean with Susie Gamble graduating with her PgD Specialist Practitioner District Nurse 

Barbara McFadzean, one of our recent postgraduate District Nurses has just been selected for the first QNIS Queen’s Nurse Development programme.who works in East Ayrshire Health and Social Care

Barbara, who works in East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, is one of 20 community nurses selected by The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) to join the first cohort of 21st. Century Queen’s Nurses.
On completion of the programme, she will be one of the first nurses to receive the title in
Scotland for almost 50 years.
The modern Queen’s Nurses, drawn from Health Boards and other independent
organisations across Scotland, will enable teams to promote health improvement
and deliver quality care. Once she has completed the QNIS development programme, Barbara will support new models of care to promote health improvement and local
delivery of services.

“All the nurses who are taking part in our programme have demonstrated their
impact as experienced practitioners and clinical leaders; now they want to further enhance their
professional skills by really making a difference for Scotland’s communities as
Queen’s Nurses. The return of Queen’s Nurse title is a very welcome mark of professional excellence.”

said  Clare Cable, Chief Executive and Nurse Director of QNIS.

The QNIS was established by Queen Victoria in 1889 in honour of her Golden Jubilee.
Historically, the Queen’s Nurse title was awarded to nurses who completed training that equipped them to work in the community. They provided healthcare and health
promotion to people in their own homes, and were well respected in the communities
in which they practised.

The new Queen’s Nurses will take part in a nine-month programme, developing and
honing their existing skills and capabilities, culminating in an Awards Ceremony in
December. For more information about the role see