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. The 2016 NGS Yellow Book lists them all. 

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 Medical Advisory Service

The Medical Advisory Service provides telephone helplines run by specially trained nurses who advise callers on many aspects of healthcare.

Disability or illness prevents these nurses caring for patients in a clinical way in the NHS, and nurses are retrained to work on helpline projects. They then continue to work with patients using their years of experience and knowledge.

To find out more about their helplines visit . Please note that different helplines operate at different times and have different numbers so we have not listed them all here.

If you are a nurse who is interested in volunteering for the charity on a helpline, please contact them on 020 8995 8503 or email .


Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health