Community nursing charity, the Queen’s Nurse Institute, has published a new impact report for 2022, ‘How we helped’, illustrating how the charity continued to adapt during 2022 to provide support to community nurses and the people, families and communities they serve.  

The nursing profession has faced huge demands during 2022, including workforce pressures that have persisted even as the Covid pandemic has weakened its grip. Our work throughout 2022 demonstrates the flexible and responsive nature of the QNI, adapting our resources to deliver our key objectives, supporting nurses working in all community settings in every way we can.  

We have continued to champion the role of nurses working in the community, in primary care and social care, and worked to raise their profile with commissioners, policy makers, media and the public. We have growing evidence that our strategy is contributing to greater recognition of the indispensable role and impact of community nurses in every field of practice. Community nurses are vital if health services are to manage the increasingly complex needs of the communities served.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, QNI Chief Executive

Our Impact report is a chance to take stock of our work and the difference it makes to community nurses and ultimately patients and their families. The range and scope of our activities are truly impressive from influencing policy to supporting community nurses via our listening services. As Chair of the Institute and I am always delighted to read feedback from nurses and stakeholders about our work and the value it adds to community care.

Professor John Unsworth OBE, Chair of Council

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 1500 delegates over the five-day event. A new platform, VFairs, was introduced to enhance attendee engagement and experience with over 95% feeding back positively. The Awards Ceremony – held face to face for the first time since the pandemic – was attended by 700 guests and split into two ceremonies, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.   

The QNI produced a version of the document with a Welsh foreword which you can also download below. 

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