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May Parsons

May Parsons

Associate Chief Nurse, Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust

May Parsons is a Filipino-British nurse working within the NHS since 2003. She is currently the Associate Chief Nurse for Governance at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. May Parsons has come to worldwide fame when she delivered the first Covid-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials to Margaret Keenan last December 2020 in Coventry. May’s hard work, determination and vaccination advocacy for patient and staff safety has earned her this privileged historic role in the global fight against the pandemic. May’s passion for nursing and advocacy for equality is prominent through her work as a Regional Director for Filipino Nurses Association UK. The NHS has been awarded the George Cross medal in July 2021 which is the highest civilian award given for acts of the greatest heroism or for most conspicuous courage in circumstance of extreme danger by the late Her Majesty The Queen and May has proudly represented NHS England to receive the medal from the Queen herself on July 2022. As the George Cross recipient, May has also been elected to represent NHS England during the Queen’s funeral procession held last September 2021. May is passionate about continuing professional education and has also recently completed her Master of Science on Global Healthcare Management in Coventry University during the Pandemic.

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