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A warm welcome to The Company of Nurses website. I hope it will provide you with more information about our Company and how you can support our work within the Livery movement.

The Company of Nurses is there for all nurses - past, present and future with the core aims of fellowship, benevolence and education guiding all that we do.


Liz Turnbull
The Master

Liz Turnbull

Latest News

The Nightingale 200 Challenge – ‘Cutting no corners ‘

The Florence Nightingale Museum, located at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, serves as a unique resource for those looking into the history of nursing. It is visited by nurses from all around the world and school children, as well as many tourists to London. In 2020, the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the…
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Lockdown stories from our Freemen

We are all very aware that many of our colleagues and friends have been redeployed or returned to work during the time in lockdown and of course, there has been much publicity about the work that nurses are doing to support and to help patients, their families and friends. Some of our Freemen have shared…
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Faith in the City of London

Faith in the City of London by Niki Gorick – 9 June 2020

We have also been advised that a book has been recently published that may interest our members. Faith in the City of London by Niki Gorick has a foreword by the Lord Mayor of London. The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell writes “I am delighted that this book reveals and celebrates the…
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Charitable Trust Company of Nurses

A Thank You – 5 June 2020

The funding I received from the Chantry Robinson award has opened up an exciting opportunity for me in a new role I attended a conference on homeless health in October 2018 and knew this was to be my vocation.   Whilst on a course in London, I heard of the opportunity to apply for a scholarship…
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Company of Nurses

Message from The Master – 12 May 2020

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, at a time when nurses and nursing are uppermost in all our minds, the nursing profession truly has something to celebrate! Today the Court of Aldermen of the City of London considered the Petition submitted by…
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Guild of Nurses

Message from The Master – 27th April 2020

To the remarkable nurses who are Freemen and Members of The Guild of Nurses, We know now that 2020 really is going to be remembered as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife. It will go down in history as an example of teamwork, organisation and professionalism to the highest degree. When we are asked…
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Past Events

Quiz Night – 25th June 2020

Thursday 25th June saw the Company of Nurses’ inaugural virtual quiz. There was a good uptake from members and there were twelve teams in total, with names ranging from The Bedpanners, The Sluice Room and Matron Knows best! Teams varied in size, but most had two or three people in them. The quiz hosts were…
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Sparkling Afternoon Tea and Freedom Ceremony Monday – 9th March 2020

A traditional Guild Ceremony followed by an afternoon tea reception was held in the lovely setting of The Members Dining Room at Guildhall. We were delighted that 21 new Freemen of the Guild were able to make their declarations to the Guild of Nurses in front of the Immediate Past Master, Wardens, Court Assistants and…
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Cutlers’ Hall Tour and Luncheon – 18th February 2020

On Tuesday the 18th of February 2020, Freemen, members and guests of The Guild of Nurses came together for an informative and entertaining tour conducted by the Beadle, David Hasler of Cutlers’ Hall in Warwick Lane.  This has been the home of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers since March 1888.  He was ably accompanied by…
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Time to Talk – 12 February 2020 Edit

A lecture organised by the Health Liveries Group The Master, Upper Warden, Middle Warden, Honorary Clerk and several Freemen attended a lecture given by Dr Katie Berhens on mental health in the workplace. This was organised through the Health Livery Partnership which the Guild of Nurses is part of. Dr Berhens is a GP in…
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Docklands museum visit and the River Emergency Services 22nd January 2020

The London Docklands museum is a fascinating place and I was privileged to spend a wonderful afternoon there with the Guild of Nurses. It is housed in one of very few original buildings and was working as one of the busiest warehouses from 1802 right up until the advent of containerships. At that point the…
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Ceremony of the Keys – 29 November 2019

Friends, partners and ‘significant others’ joined Guild members to enjoy dinner together at Byward Kitchen & Bar in the shadow of the Tower of London (I would recommend this – lovely food and nice staff) – prior to walking to the Tower for admission at 21.00. There we witnessed the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’. This…
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Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall – 25 November 2019

  The Master and Upper Warden represented the Guild of Nurses at the opening of the Guildhall Christmas Market supporting the British Red Cross at the Guildhall. It was attended by the Lord Mayor and we also met with colleagues from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. We are pictured here with one of our Freemen…
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Dinner at the Palace of Westminster – 18 November 2019

The Guild of Nurses held a third splendid dinner in the Terrace Dining Rooms of the House of Commons in November. Due to the Dissolution of Parliament, our Founder Warden Anne Milton was unable to host the evening and not even able to attend herself under Parliamentary rules. So, at quite short notice new agreements…
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The Lord Mayor’s Show – 9 November 2019

On a cold, bleak Saturday morning members of the Guild of Nurses gathered at Stationer’s Hall. We were there for a nice warming cup of coffee or tea before heading out to see the pomp and pageantry of The Lord Mayor’s Show. And what a delight it was. There were several marching bands and floats…
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Annual Service and Declaration Ceremony – 14 Oct 2019

On Monday 14th October, the Guild held its annual service in St. Lawrence Jewry. Many freemen and their guests attended. We were also delighted to welcome representatives of our charitable donors; Nightingale Fellowship, Chantry-Robinson Fund and the Ann Campbell RBNA Memorial fund. Other guests included the Masters and Clerks from the Guild of Entrepreneurs and…
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