Ros Alstead has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Ros has worked in the NHS for 35 years, and has been a nurse in both inpatient and community settings.

Until 2012, she was also the Chair of the National Mental Health Nurse and LD Directors and Leads Forum. She has also been a panel member of the Richardson Committee reforming the mental health act.

Ros said, “I am surprised and delighted to be awarded an OBE for Services to Nursing.”

“Success accredited to one person also depends on effective teamwork with colleagues I have worked with over the years and selfless support from family and friends.”

Entering my 40th year in Nursing and 20th year as a Director of Nursing I am very proud to be a nurse and regard the award as recognition and celebration for the amazing work nurses do every day, helping people when they need it most.
Ros Alstead

Congratulations Ros!