Tuesday 24 November 2015
A nurse who recently joined Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) has been given the Queen’s Nurse title in recognition for her innovative work creating and leading the Collaborative Intravenous Antibiotic Service in Kingston.
The prestigious title was presented to Nicole Moodley, now the clinical nurse specialist for intravenous (IV) therapy at HRCH, by Professor Viv Bennett at the Queen’s Nursing Institute Autumn Awards ceremony on 9 November.
Since August 2011, Nicole has the been the clinical lead in establishing the Collaborative Intravenous Antibiotic Service while closely working with the rapid response team, district nurses, and twilight nurses within the Kingston borough.
She has set up an Intravenous Antibiotic Steering Group, who meet every two months to further develop the service, and hosts regular IV study days to ensure that all nurses meet the requirements and competences set by the NMC. Nicole currently chairs the IV steering group, developed an IV work book and IV passport for nurses and initiated policies, procedures and pathways within the IV therapy service.
Nicole Moodley said, “I’m thrilled to have been awarded this title but I couldn’t have created and lead the service without the help of my team.
“It really is a team effort to keep our patient care one step ahead of everything that we do. By constantly re-evaluating our patient care, we can make sure that all the needs within the community are met and are kept at a high standard.”
Christine Jordan, Nicole’s manager and the community nursing district manager, said: “I’m so pleased for Nicole. It is inspiring to have a new and invaluable member of our team recognised for something that she feels so passionate about and has worked so hard for.
“We love her leadership qualities because her work is always focused on discovering new ways we can deliver great patient care to everyone in the community.”
Professor Viv Bennett presented 100 Queen Nurse Awards to nurses across UK at the awards ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.
The Queen’s Nursing Insititute’s Queen’s Nurse title and IV therapy
The Queen’s Nursing Institute, which traces its origins to 1887 and a grant by Queen Victoria, is a registered charity dedicated to improving the nursing care of people in their homes. Achieving the Queen’s Nurse title helps nurses who are committed to high standards of care in the community to make improvements in practice and to act as leaders and role models to others.