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ROS Trustee recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Head office

12 Oct 2020

Dr Lynne Wigens, Registered Nurse and Trustee of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, has been granted the honour of an OBE for her contribution to nursing in the UK.

Thirty nurses and midwives were recognised in the honours in this Year of the Nurse, with the names announced on Saturday 10 October. The list was delayed from June because of the coronavirus pandemic and is a fitting thank you for the incredible and selfless work carried out by all those in the profession during the first wave of COVID-19.

Lynne Wigens OBE

Lynne Wigens OBE. Picture by Michael Austen.

Lynne said: “I was so pleased to receive this honour, particularly in the International Year of the Nurse. No one was expecting 2020 to be such a challenging year with coronavirus, so it was very special to have cause to celebrate the work of healthcare staff and nurses across the UK.

“In my 41 years in healthcare I have met so many wonderful nursing and care colleagues. That includes the wonderful staff, volunteers and members of the Royal Osteoporosis Society who make a real difference to the lives of those with osteoporosis and promote better bone health for all. I think the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 are a wonderful recognition of the important roles we all play.”

Our Chief Executive, Craig Jones, said: “The team at the Royal Osteoporosis Society is delighted to see our very own Lynne Wigens on the OBE list. Lynne’s contribution as a trustee reflects the commitment and impact shown through her nursing career, and we’re lucky to have her on our Board.”

Dr Lynne Wigens RN became a Trustee of the society in 2017 and was the former Chief Nurse for NHS England, Midlands and the East. Her career has included clinical, educational and professional management roles, ensuring that clinical practitioners are supported effectively to deliver excellence in patient care. Lynne is passionate about improving the commissioning and provision of care to meet the needs of people with osteoporosis.