Celebrated author Christie Watson has been named patron of the RCN Foundation.
Her appointment coincides with a major fundraising walk through the center of London on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the NHS and aims to emulate the number of steps a nurse takes during a twelve-hour shift.
Christie was a nurse for twenty years before she started writing. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds far away, won the Costa First Roman Award, and her second novel, Where women are kings, has also been released for international recognition.
Your newest book, The Language of Goodness: The story of a nurse, is an autobiographical account of her time as a nurse, and was hailed as one of the best clinical memoirs of recent years. The book, which has been a major bidding war among publishers, is a Sunday Times bestseller and was a BBC Radio 4 book of the week.
In her appointment, Christie said, "It is a privilege and honor to work alongside her as the patron of the RCN Foundation: care is in trouble like never before, and the RCN Foundation helps nurses in many ways, including those suffering from financial hardship We need to support the nursing staff so that they can continue to provide the best possible care for all patients. "
Robert Sowney, Chairman of the RCN Foundation, said, "We are delighted that Christie has agreed to become our first patron, a true master of care, and her knowledge, experience and commitment to the profession seem to be in all What she says and does We are so grateful that she supports the Foundation in many ways, including leading the fundraising effort on July 6. We look forward to working more closely with Christie in the future to support and strengthen care and improve patient care. "