Almost 50 nurses from across the north-east have been recognised for their dedication to community care.
The group came together for an event in Inverurie, where they were presented with the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) award for long service.
The 49 nurses, who all work in roles within the community, including district nursing, health visiting and practice nursing, have a total of 1,270 years of service between them.
They travelled from across the region, from Buckie to Stonehaven, to attend the awards ceremony on Thursday July 12 at the Kintore Arms hotel.
They were presented with the prize, which consists of a badge and certificate, by Linda Harper, Associate Nurse Director at NHS Grampian. Images of each nurse being presented with their award can be viewed here.
Seven of the group who received their award have dedicated 30 years or more to their roles.
Clare Cable, QNIS Chief Executive and Nurse Director, said: “It is so important to recognise the contribution that community nurses make to the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland and the years of service that ensure patients receive the best care from people they know and trust.
“The need for community nursing expertise has never been greater and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate those in the north-east of Scotland who have dedicated more than 21 years to supporting people at home, in clinics, schools, or residential settings.”
The QNIS Community Nursing Award for Long Service is available to any registered nurse in Scotland who has worked for more than 21 years in the community. For further information, please click here.