The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home
Every year, millions of people of all ages need professional nursing care in their community. 90% of contacts between health professionals and patients occur in homes and community settings. The Queen's Nursing Institute is dedicated to caring for people where they live. Please support us today, so we can support you tomorrow.

We believe in the best possible nursing for patients at home.

We work with nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Annual Conference 2015

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Queen's Nurses

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Become a Queen's Nurse 

Sharing Knowledge

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Visit our Innovation Centre  


Community nurses on film

The QNI has created a new short film showing community nurses at work, and interviews with senior nursing figures explaining why community nursing has never been more important to the nation's health. Click here to watch.

A Day in the Life of a District Nurse

Have you ever wondered what a District Nurse does exactly? David Foster, the Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Advisor at the Department of Health, shadows District Nurse and Queen's Nurse Liz Alderton for the day. Click here to read his experience of it.


The National Gardens Scheme

NGSHave you ever visited a garden open for charity? The National Gardens Scheme opens thousands of private gardens to the public each year. Nationally the scheme raises millions of pounds for nursing and caring charities. Click here to find out more. 

Financial Assistance

The Queen's Nursing Institute offers a range of financial assistance, including educational grants, to working and retired nurses in need. To read more and find out whether you may be eligible for help, please click here.




2016 Wall Calendar now available

We're delighted to announce that the QNI's 2016 nursing heritage wall calendar is now available in our online shop. Priced at just £5 plus p&p, it makes a perfect Christmas gift. Please order soon as stocks are limited. 

The annual meeting will be taking place on Monday 2nd June 2014 at Mary Ward House in London. We are in the process of finalising the programme which is looking very exciting. We have Roy Lilley as a confirmed speaker for the morning session. Roy is an established, independent policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues. He also provides consultancy to NHS organisations and the companies that have services and products for the health service. 
Roy is an influential figure in expressing opinions and advice to, for and on behalf of the NHS. He was an outspoken critic of the recent Health & Social Care Act and continues to campaign for doing what he believes to be right for patients. To find out more click here. 
If you would like to attend please email my colleague Aga at - places are based on first come first served basis so please get in touch at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. 
The meeting is FREE to QNs I am aware that in previous years we have made a contribution of up to £50 towards travel costs. However due to the rising costs of putting on these events we are unable to contribute to travel costs this year. 
I would be really grateful if you could confirm attendance with Aga ( by Monday 17th February 2014.  I realise this is a quick turnaround but we really need some idea of numbers to make the necessary arrangements. 
Those of you who attended the last one will remember there was a popular session that gave QNs the opportunity to give a short presentation or talk about an interesting piece of work they have been involved in.   If you have doing  some innovative work that you feel would be good to share with your QN colleagues and are willing to be involved in this session, then do please let me know by Monday 17th February and we can discuss this. 
The programme will be sent to you shortly.