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Funding for community nurse projects to improve frailty

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The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty.

The community nursing charity is seeking 10 projects led by nurses in the community to receive up to £5,000 each.

“This funding will enable community nurses to develop new approaches”

Sue Boran

The project leaders will also receive a year-long programme of professional development from the QNI.

The funding is available for nurses working in community and primary care settings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To apply for the programme, applications must be received by 31 January 2019 and the chosen projects will start in April and run for 12 months.

Sue Boran, the QNI’s director of nursing programmes, said: “The QNI has a long track record of helping nurses working in the community and primary care to turn their ideas to improve patient care into reality.

“The seed funding and professional development we offer enables nurses to drive improvements in practice, which are often then shared and adopted widely,” noted Ms Boran.

“Frailty is a major issue in healthcare delivery, given the growing number of people in the community living with complex, long-term conditions,” she said.

She added: “This funding will enable community nurses to develop new approaches that focus specifically on delivering improved outcomes for people living with frailty.”

The funding is part of the QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership Programme.

The charity has previously funded projects for men’s health and improving the health of people experiencing homelessness. Its final report on improving men’s health was published in September.

For more information on the new programme of frailty project funding, visit the QNI website

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