Lesley Paterson has worked as a community nurse since 1994, principally involved with school nursing between 1996 and 2004 before becoming a community nurse team leader. Her current role still concerns children, ensuring support for nurses in the community working with vulnerable children, young people and families.
Lesley sees the Queen’s Nurse as someone who would champion the best possible outcomes for their patients, working with their beliefs and values to provide high quality, evidence-based nursing care and committed to achieving excellence as an expert practitioner in the community.
She believes a Queen’s Nurse should be motivational, inspirational and always striving to influence at local and national levels to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland.
Her project will provide education and training to school nurses to meet the new, refocussed model and the nine priority areas. She will support the upskilling of the school nurses and deliver an internal training programme.
Joan Wilson, Associate Nurse Director.
Lesley’s expertise is school nursing and is recognised across our organisation and beyond. Lesley demonstrates professionalism, commitment, compassion and drive to improve services and is a role model for nurses in the community working in the school setting.