The Queen’s Nursing Institute is an independent charity incorporated by Royal Charter. The Patron of the charity is Her Majesty the Queen.

The charity is governed by a board of voluntary trustees, known as the Council, which meets four times per year. The Chair of the QNI’s Council is Kate Billingham CBE.

  • The QNI currently has three Vice-Presidents – Dr June Crown CBE, Sir Sam Everington, and Lord Ashburton.
  • The QNI has a dedicated full time staff based in London, led by chief executive, Dr Crystal Oldman. Our small professional team includes qualified nurses, educators, project managers, and staff dedicated to giving individual charitable support, as well as experts in healthcare policy, communications and events, and finance.
  • A body of Fellows, who are experts in nursing practice and education, and in the wider healthcare field, advises the charity on a range of issues.
  • Our Queen’s Nurses are role models in care delivery, education and practice. They are not employed by the QNI, but form a professional network drawn from every branch of community nursing. There are currently around 1000 Queen’s Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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