WORKFORCE: Amanda Parker, director of nursing, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been made a NICE Fellow for 2013-16.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has awarded 10 Fellowships and 10 Scholarships to professionals working in healthcare, local government and academia as part of its annual appointments.

NICE Fellowships are awarded to senior health and social care leaders who act as ambassadors for NICE at regional levels and among their professional groups and peers.

They support NICE in the implementation of its guidance.