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.

Leaving a Gift in your Will

Gifts in Wills or legacies play a vital role in enabling the QNI to improve the nursing care people receive in the home.

How your gift can help

Whilst providing for you loved ones will of course take priority, we hope that once you have looked after them, you would consider leaving the QNI a gift in your Will. Below are  a few examples on what we have done with previous legacies:

  • We set up a bursary for nurses which funds academic study or research to the benefit of patients
  • We re-introduced the title of Queen’s Nurse –a community nurse who is committed to high standards of practice and patient-centred care
  • We provided larger grants under our Fund for Innovation Programme

Why should you make a Will?

Many people are understandably put off from making a Will. However, there are a few points that need to be considered:

  • If you don’t make a Will, the law will decide who gets what depending on your personal circumstances
  • Making a Will is the only guaranteed way to ensure that your money and possessions go to the people and causes that you care about the most
  • You do not need to be rich to make a Will or to leave a legacy
  • You can expect drawing up a Will to cost from £80

Please click here to download the QNI Leaving a gift in your Will guide.

Leave a gift in your will leaflet


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