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

In this section:

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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too! 

Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.

Historical Resource Library

The Queen’s Nursing Institute holds a range of historical material in the form of books, papers, photographs, Institute records and examples of nursing equipment at its office at 3 Albemarle Way, London EC1V 4RQ.

Historians, researchers, scholars and students are welcome to visit the QNI to use these reference materials: we regret that materials cannot be borrowed and removed from the premises.

The materials available are listed below in the following formats, to assist you in identifying material you might want to look at:

Books – alphabetically by author
Books – by subject matter, in date order
Journals and magazines, from 1898
Institute records, from original Charter
Contemporary publications
Other items of interest
Nursing equipment, uniform and badges

To view any of these materials, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7549 1400.

The bulk of the historical material relating to the Queen’s Nursing Institute, and its role in the development of both district nursing and midwifery, is held in the Wellcome Collection at 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. A full index of materials held at the Wellcome and elsewhere is available at the QNI headquarters. Alternatively, you can contact the Wellcome Library directly on 020 7611 8348 or see, to arrange access to this material.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Institute if you would like to discuss specific areas of interest, or for more information about any of these materials.


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