Our vision is that all people are provided with the best possible nursing care by the right nurse with the right skills in homes and communities, whenever and wherever it is needed.

The values provide the foundation for our work. They reflect the principles on which the QNI was first established by William Rathbone and Florence Nightingale in 1887.

Values

  • Partnership: with people, patients, organisations and policy makers, ensuring individuals, families, carers and communities are at the heart of all we do.
  • Integrity: living the values and seeing equality and diversity as strengths.
  • Excellence: in nursing, supported by innovation and evidence.
  • Independence: using evidence and insight to provide an independent voice.
  • Advocacy: recognising the contribution of all community nurses.
  • Legacy: cherishing the history of the QNI and our long-standing relationship with funders.

Goals

  1. Policy Influence and Development: to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, families, carers and communities by influencing policy at local and national levels.
  2. Data and Evidence: to provide independent intelligence about nursing in the community and primary care in a timely and responsive manner.
  3. Standards: to act as a recognised authority in setting national standards for community nurse education and practice that are recognised within the profession and service providers.
  4. Role models/leaders: to develop, promote and support excellent nurse leaders and role models in the community.
  5. Innovation: to improve nursing practice in the community through developing, testing and evaluating innovation with a focus on technology.
  6. Support for nurses: to provide support for the wellbeing of community nurses when facing a personal crisis in their lives.

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