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 2015 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.

How to Apply

We are looking for local projects that aim to improve the care of patients and to enhance the leadership skills of nurses. Projects can be led by community nurses, midwives or health visitors.

Grants of up to £5000 are available, in addition to a full year of professional development and support. All project leaders benefit from our unique and highly-rated developmental workshops. The programme aims to achieve sustainable innovation in services, and a new cohort of confident nurse leaders for the future.

We look for projects that demonstrate:

  • New and innovative ways of working
  • User involvement in the development of the project
  • Multidisciplinary working
  • Measurable outcomes.

The application deadline is Wednesday 8 October 2014.

We expect all our project applicants to involve patients, carers or clients in the design of their project.

For more information please contact Anne Pearson on 020 7549 1409 or email

We are grateful to our funding partners: The Burdett Trust for Nursing and The National Gardens Scheme, without whom this work would not be possible.


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