East Sussex nurse honoured with Queen’s Nurse title

Marion (Maz) Finn, Nurse Lead for Advancing Practice for the NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

The title is not an award for past service, but indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.

Maz Finn, said:

“I feel very privileged and honoured to receive the title of Queen’s Nurse. I knew from my very first placement as a student nurse that I wanted to work in community/primary care and this is where I have worked since qualifying 15 years ago. I am very passionate about nursing and providing quality care to patients and have been fortunate to work as a Community Nurse, Tissue Viability and Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse, Lymphoedema trainer and currently as Lead for Advancing Practice and a Practice Nurse. Being a Queen’s Nurse will enable me to continue to develop as a nurse and leader, taking forward new initiatives and promoting high standards to ensure the best quality care to patients and support for nurses and primary care teams.”

Allison Cannon, Chief Nurse for the Sussex CCGs, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Maz, and it recognises all her commitment and leadership to community and primary care nursing across Sussex, we are very proud of her.”

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI, said:

“On behalf of the QNI I would like to congratulate Maz and welcome her as a Queen’s Nurse. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Maz and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”