Royal honour for Midlands military nurse


An Army nurse and tutor at Birmingham City University is celebrating after being recognised for her work in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List.

Major Karen Jamieson has served in the military for over 34 years and helps to train military nurses of the future at Birmingham City University’s Defence School of Healthcare Education.

Defence School of Healthcare Education

Birmingham City University

Major Karen Jamieson will be awarded an Ordinary Associate Second Class Royal Red Cross (ARRC) and has helped to deliver care in countries across the globe including Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

“It was amazing when I heard about my award”, said Major Karen Jamieson, who hails from Wigmore in Herefordshire.

“My years of service have gone so fast and I don’t regret one minute.

The medic was the very last midwife ever to be trained by the Army following the closure of military hospitals.

Others receiving awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2018 include psychotherapist Dr Susan Martin for services to mental health welfare in Liverpool and Kanya King, founder of the MOBO Awards.

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