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

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About Us

The Queen’s Nursing Institute is a registered charity dedicated to improving the nursing care of people in their own homes.

We trained district nurses until the 1960s, in a model that was copied across the world. This model of care was instrumental in developing a comprehensive, highly-skilled service in the UK that meets the needs of millions of people every year.

Today we improve nursing in the home by:

  • Developing Queen's Nurses who are committed to high standards of care in the community, helping them to make improvements in practice and to act as leaders and role models to others
  • Influencing policies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that affect healthcare in the home and the quality of community nursing services
  • Funding projects led by community nurses that improve care for their patients

Our vision:

We want excellent nursing care in the home for everyone who needs it there, provided by nurses and their teams who have specific skills and knowledge.

We see a future where more people are treated at home, rather than in hospital, technology is exploited to the full, and the relationship between nurse and patient is central to quality healthcare.



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