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.

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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too! 

Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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Community Nurses Innovate to Improve Patient Care

 

The QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership brings together a group of nurses each year to year-long programme aims to test new ideas and improve care delivered by nurses, allied health professionals and their teams in the community. 
Each project benefits from funding of up to £5000. The project leaders participate in a series of professional development workshops throughout the year. 
The first two-day workshop, establishing measurable goals for each project, has just concluded. Two more workshops take place during the year and the QNI also makes on-site visits to each project. 
Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the QNI said, ‘These projects are a practical, measurable way of improving patient care by testing the ideas of front line nurses, supported by QNI staff with experience in project delivery. The ten projects this year show the amazing diversity and complexity of care being delivered by today’s community nurses. We see nurses harnessing new technology and challenging existing ways of working, with the purpose of delivering a more effective service to their patients. In many cases our project leaders will be working with service users from excluded and marginalised groups who have fallen through the gaps in primary care services. 
‘We will be publicising the results of the projects when they are concluded, to share knowledge and experience more widely and to promote the sharing of best practice.’
A full list of the projects is attached. 
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Notes to Editors 
The QNI Fund for Innovation and Leadership is supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. 
The nine projects that received funding in 2012 will soon be submitting their final reports. For more information about these projects please see 

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced details of ten new nurse-led projects that it will be supporting during 2013.

The QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership brings together a group of nurses each year. The year-long programme aims to test new ideas and improve care delivered by nurses, allied health professionals and their teams in the community. 

Each project benefits from funding of up to £5000 and the project leaders participate in a series of professional development workshops throughout the year. 

The first two-day workshop, establishing measurable goals for each project, has just concluded. Two more workshops take place during the year and the QNI also makes on-site visits to each project. 

Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the QNI said, ‘These projects are a practical, measurable way of improving patient care by testing the ideas of front line nurses, supported by QNI staff with experience in project delivery. The ten projects this year show the amazing diversity and complexity of care being delivered by today’s community nurses. We see nurses harnessing new technology and challenging existing ways of working, with the purpose of delivering a more effective service to their patients. In many cases our project leaders will be working with service users from excluded and marginalised groups who have fallen through the gaps in primary care services. 

‘We will be publicising the results of the projects when they are concluded, to share knowledge and experience more widely and to promote the sharing of best practice.’

ENDS

Notes to Editors 

The QNI Fund for Innovation and Leadership is supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. 

The nine projects that received funding in 2012 will soon be submitting their final reports. 

 

 

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