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 Work of Nurses in the Community

Nurses carry out a huge range of vital work with patients in the community every day.

As they often work alone or in small teams, it's sometimes possible to overlook just how important their role is. Many people would be unable to live at home without the regular support that they get from community nurses and their teams.

In this section of the website we present some real stories by real nurses about how they help patients, often with severe health problems. Please click on the links in the left hand menu bar to read more.


If you are considering a career as a community nurse, check out the NHS Careers website here:

There are separate pages devoted to a whole variety of community nursing specialties. 

One of our Queen's Nurses, Jessica Streeting, was recently involved in making this film about the work of school nurses:

Three Queen's Nurses were involved in the making of this film about district nursing:



Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health