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

The QNI believes that high quality nursing should be available for everyone when they need it, in their own homes and communities.

We work with nurses, employers and policy makers to promote the best in community nursing, for the benefit of patients, carers and families.

Annual Conference 2017

Crystal at podium QNI Conference

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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  


Nursing Heritage Wall Calendar 2017

The QNI's Nursing Heritage Wall Calendar is now in our online shop. It celebrates the history of the charity from 1887 to the present, and is illustrated with photographs of Queen's Nurses from Victorian times and the early years of the NHS, in town and country. Order your copy now for home or office, or as a perfect gift. 

Awards Ceremony

The QNI's Autumn Awards Ceremony was held recently at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. New Queen's Nurses, Fellows and Goodeve-Docker Prize winner were honoured at the event. Click here to read more and see photographs.


The National Gardens Scheme

Have you ever visited a garden open for charity? The National Gardens Scheme opens thousands of private gardens to the public each year, raising millions of pounds for nursing and caring charities. The NGS Snowdrop Festival takes place early in 2017 so start planning your visit now.

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.




New Website Coming Soon...

The QNI will shortly be launching a new website. Most of the content of the existing website will transfer to the new site, but the navigation layout will be different and links will change. Please email us if you have any queries.

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.