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Meet our new Court Members

Christine Anderson – Chair of the Social Committee Christine qualified as a State Registered Nurse at The Nightingale School at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1976 and has spent most of her professional life working in Social Care until retirement 3 years ago. Christine has been a Magistrate for 27 years and now specialises in the…

Bishop of London admitted as an Honorary Freeman

In recognition of her services to nursing, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE,  Bishop of London, was admitted to the Freedom of the Company at a virtual meeting of the Court held on 5 October. After Bishop Sarah had made her Declaration, the Master, Elizabeth Turnbull, confirmed her as an Honorary…

The Company of Nurses Annual Service – Wednesday 14 October 6pm

The Order of Service is here.

Edith Cavell

Wreath Laying at the Edith Cavell Statue

Edith Cavell, who trained as a nurse at the Royal London Hospital, was executed by a German firing squad on the 12th October 1915. She had been found guilty of aiding the escape of Allied prisoners from occupied Belgium during WW1. The memorial to her, which stands in St Martins in the Field London, was…

Company of Nurses welcomes our new Master at our virtual Annual Assembly held on October 5th 2020

Dear Freemen I was delighted to see so many of you at the Annual Assembly yesterday, and I look forward to keeping closely in touch with you. I am honoured and privileged to be your Master, the fourth in our short history. As with much this year the installation had to be very different to…

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Professor Anne Harriss the first nurse President of the Society of Occupational Medicine

On June 24 Professor Anne Harriss became the first nurse and non physician to be appointed the President of the Society for Occupational Medicine. Professor Harriss started her career as a nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. At the University of Surrey Professor Harriss completed an MSc in Occupational Health. Since then her experience…

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…