Community nursing charity, the Queen’s Nurse Institute, has published a new impact report for 2021, ‘How we helped’, illustrating how the charity continued to adapt during the pandemic to provide support to community nurses and the people, families and communities they serve.

Whilst the vaccine rollout – primarily organised, led and delivered by nurses in the community and primary care – was successful, it left many with the symptoms of Long Covid that are only just beginning to be recognised. As a way to help with this, the QNI extended membership of its Long Covid Nurse Expert group, providing a community of practice for nurses supporting people of all ages experiencing Long Covid, in every setting in the community. We also established an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Champions Network for nurses working in adult social care, in addition to the continuing work of the highly valued Care Home Nurse network, now in its third year of operation.

2021 was another unprecedented year for healthcare, both in the UK and around the world. Our work throughout 2021 demonstrates the responsive nature of the QNI, adapting our resources to deliver on our core purpose, supporting nurses working in community settings in every way we can. This impact report captures only some highlights of our efforts to offer support during these challenging times

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive, The QNI

We also supported a growing number of nurses with financial assistance and continued our very successful listening service, TalkToUs, staffed by trained Queen’s Nurses.

Landmark events included the QNI Annual Conference which was once again hosted online and was attended by over 3000 delegates over the five-day event, our biggest audience ever. The Awards Ceremony, also online, was  the largest the QNI has ever held and was also very well received.

Download the Impact Report 2021 below:

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