A Bratton Fleming nurse 
has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.

Sarah Winfield-Davies received her new title from the Queen's Nursing Institute after playing a key role in the success of an innovative NHS programme to train and support staff at care homes in northern Devon.

Sarah, a safeguarding adult nurse and nurse educator, said: "It is a great honour to become a Queen's Nurse and it's very satisfying to know that our work in northern Devon is being recognised on a national level."

Set up in 2012, the care homes team provides free training and support to around 50 independent providers to improve the safety and quality of care for residents and encourage joint working between organisations.

Since then, the number of emergency admissions to hospital from care homes has declined; the amount of safeguarding investigations has fallen significantly; and staff's knowledge of various conditions has increased markedly due to training.