Chief Nurse statement following confirmation of death of Kirsty Boden

Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear that Kirsty Boden has been named as a victim of Saturday’s terrorist atrocity. My thoughts are with Kirsty’s family and friends, as well as her colleagues at Guy’s Hospital and the rest of the Trust, through this unimaginably difficult time.

“The people responsible for this heinous act showed a callous and indiscriminate disregard for human life. In contrast, Kirsty truly epitomised the values of nursing, of public service and the compassion we associate with the NHS.

“It’s really important that the hospitals are able to prioritise caring for their patients and staff, and I would urge everyone to respect this over the coming days.”