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.

Practice Nursing

Practice nurses work in a GP surgery as part of a primary healthcare team, which might include doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians. A practice nurse will be involved in almost every aspect of patient care and treatment, undertaking such tasks as:

  • treating small injuries
  • helping with minor operations done under local anaesthetic
  • health screening
  • family planning
  • running vaccination programmes (e.g. against flu)
  • running programmes to help people to stop smoking.

We will shortly be adding a more in-depth case study of a practice nurse's work.

Debbie Brown QN


Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health