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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Enjoy a great day out, and raise vital funds for nursing and caring charities, by visiting an open garden. Click here to find out more.

Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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If you are interested in nursing heritage, visit our website celebrating District Nursing around the world since 1859.

The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service

The Outstanding Service Award is awarded to nurses who provide exceptional care to their patients and demonstrate a continuing passion and enthusiasm for nursing which advances community nursing. 

This award is not a reward for length of service, but an acknowledgement that this nurse contributes to nursing in a way that distinguishes him/her from the norm. 

  • A minimum of 10 years’ service in community nursing
  • Able to demonstrate a  continuing commitment to the principles of excellent nursing care to the benefit of patients
  • Able to demonstrate an outstanding contribution to both patients and the profession over and above the normal call of duty

Nomination deadline for 2017 has yet to be confirmed. Please do not send completed applications until the date is advised.

Click here for the Nomination form. 

To find out more, please email Anne Pearson at or call 020 7549 1409. 


Transition to Community

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Nursing Heritage Calendar

Nursing Heritage Calendar