Royal appointments for Una and Kathryn

Dr Una Adderley and Kathryn Waldegrave from the School of Healthcare have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse.

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) recognises individual community nurses who demonstrate a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Una and Kathryn join Professor Gretl McHugh, who is a QNI Fellow, to strengthen the School's relationship with the influential Queen's Nursing Institute.

Queen's Nurses lead and inspire others by promoting the role of community nursing through education, research and clinical practice. Having two Queen's Nurses and a QNI Fellow within the School of Healthcare demonstrates the commitment to the role of nursing outside the hospital.

Dr Una Adderley is Director of National Wound Care Strategy Programme for NHS England  and teaches on a number of nursing modules and is a published researcher in the specialism of management of chronic wounds. Kathryn Waldegrave is a Lecturer and Admissions Tutor in Adult Nursing, and  studying for a PhD on the unique health needs of the older prison population.

Kathryn and Una also share another important honour; both were voted University of Leeds' Personal tutor of the year:  Una in 2016 and Kathryn is the current holder of this prestigious award, which is voted for by current students.