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.


Today only about 3% of births take place outside hospital.

Midwives have a vital role in preparing women for the arrival of new life. However, their role goes much further than delivering babies; they're involved in antenatal and postnatal care, in counselling, in offering support and education, and in helping mothers and their partners prepare for parenthood.

More midwives now work in the community, providing services in women's homes, local clinics, children's centres and GP surgeries. Others are hospital based.

To read some real life stories of midwives at work please see:


Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health