|Mrs Debbie Yates|
The title of Queen’s Nurse is given to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. The award also offers recipients the chance to spread their good practice as it allows them to be involved in developing and influencing national policy and practice in nursing. There are currently only about 1,400 in England who hold this title.
Mrs Yates has been a nurse for 31 years, 28 of which have been in general practice and 14 years being an advanced clinical nurse practitioner.
She spent 20 years working in the south Manchester area, during which time she was a nurse board member of the local CCG and lead for respiratory and cervical cytology. She also specializes in minor surgery, joint injections, contraceptive implants and coil clinics.