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Queen's Nursing Institute celebrates best of district nursing

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A student nurse from Southampton University has been named as the top district nursing trainee by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

Helen Snelgrove (pictured above) was last night announced as the inaugural winner of the QNI’s Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize

Starting this year, the prize will be presented to the top student nominated by the academic staff at every university that offers the district nursing specialist qualification.

It was created this year in memory of a young man who tragically lost his life in a severe polar storm while raising funds for the institute by attempting to cross the Greenland Ice Sheet in April 2013.

QNI Awards 2014

Crystal Oldman

Over the following year, his friends and family raised over £60,000 to create a fund that would both celebrate his memory and make a lasting contribution to nursing practice.

Ms Snelgrove was formally presented with her certificate by Philip’s family and QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman at an event last night.

The QNI’s Autumn Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

The ceremony also saw the creation of 80 new Queen’s Nurses and four new fellows of the QNI. The new fellows are Monica Fletcher, Professor Claire Goodman, Wendy Nicholson and Rob Webster.

See below for more information on the fellows and the names of the 80 new Queen’s Nurses:


Monica Fletcher

Chief executive of Education for Health, a leading national charity focused on the education of health professionals to improve patient health and quality of life.

Monica Fletcher

Monica Fletcher

Prior to this role, she was co-director of primary care in the NHS Executive, director of primary care in Tower Hamlets in London, nurse advisor to the Birmingham Family Health services, an academic at Birmingham University – and a nurse practitioner, clinical manager and executive board member at Grovelands Medical Centre in Reading.

Professor Claire Goodman

Professor of Health Care Research at the Centre for Primary and Community Care at the University of Hertfordshire – a position she has held for almost 10 years.

A former district nurse, she is frequently called upon to be an expert advisor for committees and panels related to research into the care older people.

University of Hertfordshire

Claire Goodman

She has previously held posts as director of the Primary Care Research Unit at University College London, senior lecturer and doctoral fellow at the University of Hertfordshire and lecturer at Kings College London.

Wendy Nicholson

Professional Officer at the Department of Health, leading on school and community nursing.

Her work is currently focused on the health and wellbeing of people in the community, including the support needed by adult and young carers who look after people living with long-term conditions.

Queen's Nursing Institute

Wendy Nicholson

Her background in nursing started with adults, before moving to children and young people in a variety of roles in England, including at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Rob Webster

Chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations that commission and provide NHS services.

Rob Webster

Rob Webster

He was previously the chief executive of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. His career in the NHS and healthcare also includes working in several national roles, including director of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, and 16 years working at the Department of Health.


New Queen’s Nurses:

  • Jill Adams
  • Nicola Amos
  • Samantha Bedford
  • Lesley Beighton
  • Deborah Blake
  • Julie Bliss
  • Gill Boast
  • Helen Bond
  • Ann Burns
  • Christine Callender
  • Sean Cemm
  • Fiona Cook
  • Fiona Cooper
  • Wendy Cousins
  • Ruth Crowhurst
  • Kerry Crowther
  • Manjit Darby
  • Helen Davies
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Debra Dooley
  • Ruth Dymock
  • Jennifer Edgington
  • Caroline Efford
  • Esme Elliott
  • Michelle Falconer
  • Debbie Fawcett
  • Vicki Franklin
  • Judith Gallimore
  • Sarah Garnsworthy
  • Angela Graves
  • Katharine Gregory
  • Polly Harris
  • Angie Hill
  • Sue Hill
  • Elizabeth Hodge
  • Sharon Hopkins
  • Dean Howells
  • Amanda Hulse
  • Maxine Jameson
  • Victoria Jones
  • Melissa Kerr
  • Helen Kirk
  • Helen Lambourne
  • Karine Latter
  • Sue Lewis
  • Sarah Logan 
  • Cecilia Malcolm
  • Joanne Mark
  • Marie Therese Massey
  • Gina Mayo
  • Kerry McColgan
  • Rosina McEwan
  • Roisin McSwiggan
  • Victoria Melville
  • Katrina Merifield
  • Judith Miller
  • Eleri Mills
  • Suzette Muhammad
  • Caroline Palmer
  • Michael Passfield
  • Michelle Payne
  • Lorraine Phillips
  • Stephanie Powell
  • Leigh Pusey
  • Michelle Rafferty
  • Fiona Shally
  • Joyce Skeet
  • Ceri Skinner
  • Debra Smith
  • Josephine Smith
  • Wendie Smith
  • Sharon Stevanovic
  • Lucy Stewart
  • Carol Stimpson
  • Keith Sykes
  • Anita Tunstall
  • Deborah Ward
  • Jane Watson
  • Lisa Webster
  • Wendy Wigley
  • Jane Wright
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