A Renfrewshire nurse has been selected for Queen Margaret University's (QMU) first ever Jan Dewing Scholarship.

Veronica Dormer, manager at Erskine Veterans Charity, will concentrate her project on "The Role of the Care Home Manager in Creating Person-centred Culture".

Ms Dormer said: "I am delighted to have been selected by the University to receive the Jan Dewing Scholarship.

"The work of Professor Dewing has served as an inspiration to many in the social care sector, so to receive this inaugural award is an honour.

"The scholarship will provide me with an amazing development opportunity and will allow me to carry out a project which I hope will be of benefit to many for years to come."

The scholarship is a tribute to Professor Jan Dewing's work towards person-centred practice and the progression of others in the field.

It targets to recognise the accomplishment of one nurse who has significantly assisted in improving the practice while offering support and continued development through an award of £1,000. 

Formerly a leading scholar, Professor Dewing had a special emphasis on care services for people living with dementia.

She passed away in 2022, aged 61. Applications for her scholarship are invited from nurses across the UK.

Derek Barron, director of care for Erskine, said: "This is a brilliant achievement for Veronica and reflects well on social care nursing.

"Throughout her time with Erskine, Veronica has demonstrated daily how much person-centred care means to her not only professionally but personally.

"We are thrilled she has been chosen to receive this award which is testament to her dedication to creating a better life for those being cared for with the social care sector."