Jess Davidson awarded an MBE in New Year Honours List 

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Jess Davidson, a nursing lecturer at Queen Margaret University, has been awarded an MBE for services to forensic nursing and victim support in Scotland.

Jess, who established QMU’s PgCert Advanced Forensic Nursing (Person-Centred Practice), has worked tirelessly with Police Scotland, the NHS and The Scottish Government to improve healthcare services for people suffering from sexual assault/abuse and for patients in police custody. 

As a trailblazer and one of the most experienced and respected senior clinical forensic charge nurses in Scotland, Jess worked alongside Police Scotland and NHS Scotland to coordinate a regional nurse-led service which greatly improved intervention and support for people who required medical and/or forensic attention. She continues to work with Queen Margaret University and across agencies to create a group of highly skilled forensic nurse practitioners who are working to improve person-centred care for people who have experienced sexual assault and trauma, and those who are in police custody who are marginalised and disenfranchised with unmet healthcare needs. 

Jess’s determination, drive and selfless efforts to change and improve care epitomises Queen Margaret University’s values of making a difference.

Notes to Editor

For more media information contact Lynne Russell, Communications Manager, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E:  (copy to E: M: 07711 011239. 

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