The Council and staff of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, and Queen’s Nurses, extend heartfelt condolences to all members of the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

It is with a huge sense of gratitude and respect that we remember the leadership and wisdom of the Queen in so many areas of national life. The Queen’s Nursing Institute, and Queen’s Nurses, are inextricably linked to the Queen as our royal Patron.

Queen’s Nurses have worked in her name, as a great supporter of nursing and healthcare throughout her long reign. They will continue to work in the name of Her Majesty the Queen and each and every one of our Queen’s Nurses is deeply saddened by the death of our beloved Royal Patron.

It is thanks to Her Majesty that the title of Queen’s Nurse was reintroduced in 2007, which has led to such a growth in the appreciation and understanding of the work of community nurses in promoting the health and wellbeing in people of all ages and backgrounds in every part of the UK.

Book of Condolence

We have created an online Book of Condolence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II here.

Cover photo courtesy of: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images

Notes to editors:

The Queen became Patron of the QNI in 2002, following the patronage of the Queen Mother. The Queen was the fifth royal Patron of the QNI since its foundation by Queen Victoria in 1887. The QNI operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1889.


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