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NMC celebrates those recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honours list

We congratulate all the nurses, midwives and nursing associates that have been recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honours list, including our own Council member, Dr Lynne Wigens.

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, said:

“Congratulations to everyone recognised in this year’s Birthday Honours list.

“This year has brought nursing and midwifery into the spotlight as never before. The whole world has marvelled at the skill, strength and bravery of nurses, midwives and nursing associates, and their colleagues across health and social care.

“2020 should have been a time of celebration as we marked ‘The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’. The year hasn’t worked out as we planned, but we couldn’t be prouder of the contribution nursing and midwifery professionals have made at the heart of the response to Covid-19 – coping with unprecedented challenges and making such a difference to the lives of people living in communities across all four countries of the UK. It’s brilliant to see so many of them recognised for their work in this way.

“I am especially thrilled to see Dr Lynne Wigens, who recently joined our Council, recognised for the difference she has made in her nursing career.

“On behalf of everyone at the NMC, I hope you enjoy all the accolades and enjoy your celebrations.”

Professor Karen Cox, Deputy Chair at the NMC, sad:

“Everyone at the NMC is delighted to see Dr Lynne Wigens awarded an OBE for services to nursing. Lynne’s outstanding nursing career has spanned clinical care, education, and most recently leading the profession in the East of England region as their Chief Nurse.

“We feel very lucky to have Lynne’s expertise on our Council, supporting the NMC to take forward the ambitions set out in our strategy, and look forward to celebrating her achievements at our next meeting.

“We are delighted to see recognition of the outstanding work of so many nursing and midwifery colleagues. On behalf of the Council, I would like to send our warmest congratulations and thanks to you all for your dedication and commitment.”

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