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The QNI has joined in the celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Council of the Institute presented the Gold Badge to Her Majesty in recognition and appreciation of the 20 years she has been Patron of the charity which bears her name.  The Gold Badge – which is the Institute’s highest honour –  was also presented to Queen Mary, the Institute’s third Patron and is now in the Royal Collection.


We wished to mark with respect and admiration Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee this year and to warmly congratulate her on seventy years on the throne.

During the twenty years of her patronage, the Institute has benefited enormously from Her Majesty's support. The charity has grown and developed continuously, enabling it to expand its mission of improving healthcare for people in the home and community, through supporting the nurses who carry out vital care for individuals and families. 

As Sovereign, and as Patron of the QNI, she has been a role model to the generations of Queen’s Nurses who have delivered expert healthcare to people of all ages, in cities, towns and villages in every part of the United Kingdom, in her name.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, QNI Chief Executive

A Queen’s Nurse for Every Decade

As part of our celebrations we also created a series called, ‘A Queen’s Nurse for Every Decade’ which celebrates Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee featuring reminiscences from Queen’s Nurses who started their nurse training during one of the decades of Her Majesty’s reign, 1952 – 2022. Click on the links below to read them.









Queen’s Nurses are committed to learning, leadership and excellence in patient care. The Queen’s Nurse programme brings together community nurses to develop their professional skills and deliver outstanding patient care in the community. All nurses, health visitors and midwives with five years experience working in the community are eligible to apply. There are currently over 1700 Queen’s Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Click here to find out more. 

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