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Old 27-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC; commonly known as the QAs) is the nursing branch of the British Army and part of the Army Medical Services.Although an "official" nursing service was not established until 1881, the corps traces its heritage to Florence Nightingale, who was instrumental in lobbying for the support of female military nurses.. In 1902, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was established by Royal Warrant, and was named after Queen Alexandra, who became its President. It replaced the Army Nursing Service, which had been established in 1881, and which from 1889 provided Sisters for all Army hospitals with at least 100 beds.. In 1949, the QAIMNS became a corps in the British Army and was renamed as the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. Since 1950 the organisation has trained nurses, and in 1992 men were allowed to join..The associated Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps Association is a registered charity. Queen Alexandra was President until her death in 1925.. The following year she was succeeded by Queen Mary...

The Colonel In Chief is HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, which Her Royal Highness assumed following the death of HRH Princess Margaret. In addition to this the Countess is also Colonel In Chief to The Lincoln and Welland Regiment. The Colonel Commandant is Colonel (Retd) Dr Rosemary Kennedy CBE, a former Territorial Army Nursing Officer whose civilian occupation was Chief Nursing Officer for Wales. Colonel Kennedy was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glamorgan in 2009. The current Director of Army Nursing is Colonel Peter Childerley who replaced Colonel Wendy J Spencer RRC QHN L/QARANC whose tenure finished in 2011. Colonel Childerley is the holder of the Queens Honorary Nurse as a Regular Officer whilst the Reserve counterpart is held by Colonel Jane Carey-Harris. Other notable QA Officers are Colonel Jane Davis QVRM TA Colonel South and Deputy Lieutenant of Lewisham and Colonel Tina Donnelly Commanding Officer of 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital, Deputy Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan, Companion of the Chartered Managerment Institute and Director of the Royal College of Nursing Wales. Additionally the Honorary Colonel to 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital is Dr Peter Carter OBE General Secretary and Chief Executive
Officer of the Royal College of Nursing...

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is a union membership organisation with over 395,000 members in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1916, receiving its Royal Charter in 1928, Queen Elizabeth II is the patron.. Most members are registered nurses but student nurses and healthcare assistants are also admitted..The RCN describes its mission as representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice and shaping health policies. It has a network of stewards, safety representatives and union learning representatives as well as advice services for members. Services include a main library in London and regional libraries around the country. The RCN Institute also provides courses for nurses..The headquarters are at 20 Cavendish Square, London, a grade II listed building which was built as a substantial townhouse in 1729 and became the residence of British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith.. The building was refronted and incorporated by architect Edwin Cooper in 1930 into his re-development of the corner site with Henrietta Place. The RCN has offices throughout the UK. In England regional offices are located in; Birmingham, Bolton, Bury St Edmunds, Croydon, Exeter, Newbury, Nottingham, Leeds, and Sunderland. The Northern Ireland office is in Belfast.. The Scottish offices are located in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow; and the Welsh offices are located in Cardiff and Conwy..The RCN is governed by its Council. Council members are guardians/trustees of the organisation's mission and values on behalf of the members. They are also charity trustees and carry legal duties and responsibilities laid down by charity law. The Council is responsible for the overall governance of the RCN, and has ultimate responsibility for the sustainability and the finances of the organisation... they said you escaped.. I knew you wouldn't leave without me.. I was waiting for you.. Now We can make it, M;..I'm not goin' without you, M.. I wouldn't leave you this way...

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