Kitty Millar’s career has seen her move between practice nursing and working for Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support across Argyll and Bute.
Kitty has developed a number of services which help people gain confidence, including a drop-in service providing cancer information and support, and a wig-fitting service to avoid patients having to make the long journey to Glasgow to be fitted.
She thinks a Queen’s Nurse should strive to make the care of people their first concern by sharing excellence and a good quality service with patients, families and peers. She embraces opportunities for change – feeling it is essential to bring people with you – but at the same time ensuring there is an evidence base for the change. She would see Queen’s Nurses as a role model, sharing learning and promoting ways of learning for colleagues.
Her project looks at developing a nurse-led service for people living with long term conditions. She would like to reduce inequalities, improve education, share information and support with a one-stop clinic helping to improve the long-term outcomes for patients, allowing them to maintain their independence.
Elizabeth Higgins, Lead Nurse, Argyll & Bute HSCP
Clinically she is thoughtful, person-centred and considers the wider impact of any decisions made. She is confident communicating with the multidisciplinary team and always advocates what is best for her patients.