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Wishart tables Early Day Motion to congratulate Perth nurse on prestigious accolade 

Published date : 16 December, 2021

News Release from Pete Wishart MP

Attn:   News Desk                                                     For immediate release 16 December 2021



Wishart tables Early Day Motion to congratulate Perth nurse on prestigious accolade 


Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) to congratulate Perth nurse Jodie Gunn on receiving the prestigious accolade of becoming a Queen’s Nurse at a recent ceremony in Edinburgh. 

The award involved participating in a nine-month development programme run by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS). It is design to enable clinical leaders in Scotland to become catalysts for change in their communities. 

Ms Gunn, who recently started a new role as Violence Against Women Nurse Advisor for NHS Tayside, said: 

“I am honoured to become a Queen’s Nurse and it has been a real privilege getting to know like-minded inspiring Queens nurses this year. 

“I hope to use the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to further develop the service and promote excellence of care within our community.” 

Commenting, Mr Wishart said: 

“I have tabled an EDM to congratulate Jodie on this fantastic achievement, which is so well deserved. As part of the programme, Jodie completed nine-months of intensive development training, and this accolade is a testament to her incredible work both within the programme and beyond.  

“Jodie has now gone on to become a Violence Against Women Nurse Advisor, where she will offer vital help to women affected by male violence across the NHS Tayside board. 

“I continue to be in awe of the steadfast resilience of nurses up and down the country who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic in immensely challenging conditions.  

“We are all now extremely weary of Covid, but we must remember that nurses like Jodie bear the brunt of people choosing to turn a blind eye to it.  

“As Omicron cases rise exponentially, we all must play our part to slow down its spread by sticking with the rules, and in turn, make the jobs of healthcare workers that bit less challenging this winter.” 

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