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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

St Paul's Cathedral

Message from St Paul’s Cathedral – 3 April 2020

Happy Easter! We felt that this week was a good time to write to the Livery, Companies and Clubs of the City of London and to wish you, the Nurses a happy and peaceful season. Please do feel free to share this email with your Company members if you feel it is appropriate. Happy and…

Deirdre Barr

Guild of Nurses Lifetime Foundation Freeman Appointed Director of Operations – NHS Nightingale Hospital

We are very proud that one of our Lifetime Foundation Freemen, Deirdre Barr has been appointed as Director of Operations for the NHS Nightingale Hospital which is being established at the Excel Centre in London. Staff will be coming together from the military, NHS and St. John Ambulance. With experience in all three organisations, Deirdre…

Sheep Drive Over London Bridge

Liz Bardolph and Julia Mingay Two Freemen of the Guild of Nurses: Middle Warden, Julia Mingay and our Renter Warden, Liz Bardolph, have entered the Sheep Drive and will be crossing London Bridge at 15.37 and 16.30 respectively on 29th September! Julia and Liz are eligible to take part as they are both Freemen of…