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:


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.

Developing Patient Resources

Here are a few useful links for developing patient information:

NHS Guidelines:

BMA patient information award:

Guidelines for visually impaired:

Plain English guide to medical information:

How to design a patient leaflet:

  • Leaflet PDF (With thanks to Andi Davids, based on 'The Non-Designer's Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice' by Robin Williams.
  • Social Marketing (QNI Briefing 2008)

Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health