Community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve patient care. The theme of the funding programme is improving the healthcare of people living with frailty.

The charity is seeking ten projects to receive up to £5000 each. The project leaders will also receive a year-long programme of professional development from the QNI. The funding is available for nurses working in community and primary care settings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sue Boran, the QNI’s Director of Nursing Programmes said, ‘The QNI has a long track record of helping nurses working in the community and primary care to turn their ideas to improve patient care into reality. The seed funding and professional development we offer enables nurses to drive improvements in practice, which are often then shared and adopted widely’.

She added, ‘Frailty is a major issue in healthcare delivery, given the growing number of people in the community living with complex, long-term conditions. This funding will enable community nurses to develop new approaches that focus specifically on delivering improved outcomes for people living with frailty. I would encourage any nurse who would like to discuss their ideas to contact us.’

To apply for the programme, applications must be received by 31st January 2019 and the chosen projects will start in April and run for 12 months.

The funding is part of the QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership Programme. The charity has previously delivered themed funding projects for men’s health, and improving the health of people experiencing homelessness. Its final report on improving men’s health was published in September.

To find out more and apply, go to www.qni.org.uk/explore-qni/nurse-led-projects/frailty.



Notes to Editors

The programme is being delivered thanks to financial support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

More information about the QNI’s project funding is available here: www.qni.org.uk/explore-qni/nurse-led-projects.



Matthew Bradby

Head of Communications

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