A nurse from a surgery in Milnthorpe and Carnforth has been awarded a prestigious honorary title.

Stephanie Osborne, Nurse Manager at Park View Surgery, has been given the title of Queen's Nurse by the Queen's Nursing Institute.

This is presented to registered nurses with five of more years' experience who demonstrate commitment to providing high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.

Ms Osborne said: "It's simply an honour to be awarded this accolade because it's a job I love to do, and I work with a great team at Park View Surgery."

She is a well-respected member of Park View Surgery, having worked as a Trauma Nurse before joining general practice and she now leads on important research projects to improve healthcare for the future.

Liz Butler, Practice Manager at the surgery, detailed how: "Steph's attitude to caring for our patients is compelling - she always goes the extra mile to keep our patients well cared for, and adapts to all our patients to make them feel at ease.

"She is a credit both to the profession and our practice."

Applicants for the award face a rigorous application and assessment process where they must demonstrate their knowledge and expertise, with Ms Osborne subsequently proving her large contribution to the profession.

Every year, the final selection is made by a national panel made up of assessors from the regional selection events.

The institute supports nurses, employers, educators and policy makers to promote the best in community nursing, for the benefit of patients, carers and families.

The organisation originally dates back to 1887, created to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

Ms Osborne can now look forward to celebrating her achievement at an award ceremony in December in London.