General practice nurses (GPNs) hit by recent extreme whether are being offered financial support by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
With a spate of storms causing widespread disruption across England and Wales, the QNI is offering up to £500 to any registered nurse working in the community who has been severely affected by the flooding.
As well as GPNs, eligible community nurses include district nurses, care home nurses, school nurses and health visitors.
To receive the funds, nurses need their manager to verify that they are currently working as a nurse in the community and that they have been severely impacted by the floods.
In 2023, the QNI was able to support a small number of community nurses that had to evacuate their homes and were living in temporary accommodation, as well as a small number whose cars had suffered irreparable damage while they were working in the floods.
A spokesperson from the QNI said: ‘The QNI helped 17 community nurses during the floods in late 2023 and we know the need continues in 2024 as fresh storms have affected many areas.
‘We would encourage any community nurse to contact us to find out if we can help you, or your colleagues.’
Nurses can apply for a verification form for the funding by contacting [email protected].