Community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute has been awarded the NCVO’s ‘Approved Provider Standard’ (APS) for the charity’s Keep in Touch (KiT) project.

KiT project is a telephone befriending project which connects current Queen’s Nurses and retired Queen’s or community nurses to talk about life experiences, aspects of nursing past and present, memories and future plans.

Suzanne Rich, KIT Project Leader, said ‘Participants of the KIT project are developing meaningful and rewarding friendships, and the APS is recognition of the tremendous efforts of our committed team’.

QNI Chief Executive, Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, said of the award, ‘We are delighted to have been accredited. KiT is a fantastic project and a wonderful support for retired community nurses, helping them to re-establish links with the nursing community. We hope to reach more of these nurses so that they can also benefit from ‘keeping in touch’ as well as recruiting more volunteers to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team.’

If you are a Queen’s Nurse and would like to find out more about volunteering for this project, please contact Suzanne Rich.

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