Dedicated Health Visitor receives Queens Nurse title

12 May 2014
Dedicated Health Visitor receives Queen’s Nurse title
Debbie Bromley, Specialist Health Visitor for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
(LPT) has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community
nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
The Queens Nurse title demonstrates 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.
Debbie’s career has been full of innovative and outstanding practice. Since joining LPT
9 years ago as a Family Health Visitor, Debbie has:
developed a project to teach parents abdominal massage in order to improve
outcomes for their disabled children with constipation;
facilitated a service development initiative to improve outcomes for families who
have children with sleep issues;
developed a project over the last ten years in which mothers with post natal
depression receive reflexology to address their symptoms;
developed an Early Intervention Continence training package for parents and
education staff and a Sleep Management training package; and
received a Research Internship funded by the National Institute for Health
Research and Health Education East Midlands to research improvements in
health visitor practice.
Debbie has also set up her own charity in Northamptonshire to support cancer patients
and their carers – where she manages a team of 16 therapists and support workers to
offer a weekly drop-in facility and complementary therapies (including home, hospice
and hospital visits).
Debbie Bromley said: “I am delighted that I have received the Queens Nurse title as I
consider it a great privilege to have my commitment to improve standards of care
recognised at a national level.”
Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the QNI said, ‘Congratulations are due to Debbie
for her success. Community nurses operate in an ever more challenging world and our
role is to support them as effectively as we can. The QN title is a key part of this and
we would encourage other community nurses to apply.’
Maureen Curley, school nursing and health visiting Locality Manager said: “Debbie’s
commitment, energy and passion for her job is exemplary. I am really pleased that her
achievements are being recognised by the prestigious Queens Nurse title”.
Health visitors are just one of our staff groups that are community nurses. Find out
more at
Happy International Nurses Day.
Notes to Editors:
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of health and
wellbeing services mainly for people living Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The
Trust serves a population of one million, has a budget in excess of £282 million and
employs approximately 5,400 staff. For more information visit
For further information contact: Kamy Basra, Communications Manager, Leicestershire
Partnership NHS Trust, Tel: 0116 295 0919, E: [email protected]