Posted on November 2023 By Aaliyah Borgia
Joanne King a Respiratory Nurse based in Bracknell has been recognised for her ongoing commitment to the nursing profession and has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse with the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Ms King has dedicated nearly three years as a Respiratory Nurse at Frimley Health Foundation Trust across East Berkshire. Joanne qualified as a nurse in 1991 and for the past 15 years has been based at the chest clinic in King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor. She has been described as the driving force behind Frimley Health’s Comprehensive Adult Integrated Respiratory Service, ensuring patients with airway disease encourage self-management and improve access to specialist services.
The Queen’s Nurse title was given to those who had completed the QNI’s training course for District Nurses. The nurses who got the qualification became Queen’s Nurses entered the QN roll and were given a QN badge. The title is available across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland nurses however, all nurses must have a minimum of five years’ experience working in the community and illustrate a high level of commitment to nursing practice and patient care.
Joanne said “I feel delighted and privileged to receive this title.
"Being awarded the Queens Nurse title is about commitment to deliver the best standard of care to people; for me, those with respiratory illness in their preferred place of care.”
The head of nursing for specialist medicine Mena Vallance said, “Being awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse is thoroughly deserved. Jo truly is a shining role model for our profession. Through her leadership, she has changed the way we deliver respiratory care in the community but first and foremost she is simply a fantastically caring and compassionate nurse who puts excellent patient care at the heart of everything she does.”