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.

Third Sector Excellence Awards

2011 - Winner - Brand Development

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The QNI beat off strong competition to win this category for our bold new branding launched in 2011. The judges commented that the new identity successful updated a very historic brand, while at the same time retaining its essential integrity. To read more click here.

2010 - Highly Commended - Charity Trading

The QNI was recognised at the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2010, where we were 'Highly Commended' in the 'Charity Trading' category. Our entry was based on the merchandise we sold as part of the 150th anniversary of District Nursing, which generated several thousands pounds, and a lot of publicity, for the charity. Our wall calendar for 2011, illustrated with twelve pictures from the archives and including quotes from nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale taken from original documents, has now sold out! We will be creating a new wall calendar for 2012.

2009 - Winner - Website

In 2009, we were overall winners in the 'Website' category for our website .

Third Sector magazine wrote, 'The judges were particularly impressed by the films section of the website, where visitors can watch black and white film footage of an appeal for support for district nurses, originally shown in cinemas in 1930. As well as gathering content from its own archives, the charity interviewed retired district nurses to give a human voice to the story of the profession....

'The site attracted 4,500 unique visitors in its first three months and has so far generated more than £1,500 for the charity's anniversary appeal. It also received press coverage valued at £20,000 in advertising terms. The judges decided the entry stood out because of the quality of its content and ease of use. David Jenkinson said, "It was clear and simple; a lot of consideration had gone into the navigation of the site and it had clear access points. I thought it was really nicely designed." '

The website has also been chosen to be permanently archived by the British Library.  


Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health