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The Guild of Nurses - Past Events

Annual Church Service Wednesday 14th October 2020

The Company of Nurses Annual Church service was held on Wednesday 14th October 2020. The service took place at St Laurence Church, Catford and the Company’s Honorary Chaplain, The Rev’d Canon Charles Pickstone officiated. The service was live streamed and it was wonderful to know that so many Freemen were able to watch and take…

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The Company of Nurses Freedom Ceremony Monday 5th October 2020

  During the Court Meeting of the Company of Nurses on Monday 5th October, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, was welcomed as the Company’s third Honorary Freeman. On the same evening, following the Annual Assembly, our newly installed Master Frances Davies presided over her first Freedom Ceremony. As…

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Virtual Wine Tasting – a leisurely trip down the Loire and Rhone rivers Monday 14th September 2020

The Company was lucky to secure the wit, knowledge and repartee of Jeremy Randall, Past Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen for our first wine tasting event. Unfortunately, this had to be held virtually due to Covid restrictions but this meant that Freemen were able to enjoy the wines in their own homes…

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Education and Professional Development Event 30th September 2020

Recognising the importance of frailty – identifying patients on admission to the Emergency Department We were delighted that Jane Tippett, Consultant Nurse, King’s College Hospital could join us for our first virtual education event. In spite of the on-line delivery, we were able to attract significant interest. Jane was able to explore with us the…

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The Company of Nurses Freedom Ceremony Tuesday 14th July 2020

With face to face events being impossible to plan, the Company of Nurses held a virtual Freedom Ceremony via the online conferencing platform Zoom on a lovely July evening. Freedom Ceremonies are organised so that the new applicants who have been approved by the Court can make their declarations to the Company in front of…

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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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