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Crystal Oldman: it is the sense of belonging that brings Queen’s Nurses together

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) will celebrate its 130th anniversary on 20 June. Chief executive Crystal Oldman reflects on the heritage of the QNI and the evolution of community nursing. 
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The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) will celebrate its 130th anniversary on 20 June. Chief executive Crystal Oldman reflects on the heritage of the QNI and the evolution of community nursing

In 1893, Florence Nightingale said hospitals are ‘only an intermediate stage of civilization, never intended at all even to take in the whole sick population.’

Her vision of caring for people in their own homes is part of the heritage of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), and as we prepare to celebrate our 130th anniversary, we are delighted to be the nursing charity with the longest history of supporting excellence in nursing across the UK.

Another of the UK’s most iconic nurses is Mary Seacole. Her champion, the legendary Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, recently gave an inspirational,

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