The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) is seeking applications from Registered Nurses in community settings who have innovative ideas to improve diabetes care.

The QNI is able to fund seven projects in 2024, thanks to a major grant from The Burdett Trust for Nursing. Each successful project will receive up to £5000 and support from the QNI including a year of project management support, regular online meetings and a site visit to your project.

The programme is open to nurses working in any community setting, including primary care and social care. The scheme is not limited to NHS organisations – Registered Nurses who work for a charity, community interest company, or GP practice for example, are also eligible (though private/for-profit companies are excluded).

Completed applications must be received by the QNI by midnight on 3rd November 2023. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview online, and successful projects will commence in spring 2024.

Previous leaders of QNI projects say the personal and professional benefits of undertaking an innovation project are huge. The learning and development gained in the supportive environment of a QNI innovation programme enables nurses to reach their potential and inspire them to take their career to the next level. They also bring an enhanced profile and wider recognition to the services they work for. See the examples of previous projects.

We encourage any nurse who is interested in delivering a project to get in touch. For an initial discussion, please contact Dr Amanda Young at amanda.young@qni.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 6th November 2023.


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