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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.

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Frances Davies
The Master

Frances Davies

Latest News

Introducing 2020/21 Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar Lisa Abbott

The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust with support from the Anne Campbell Memorial Fund are delighted to have sponsored a Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholarship for 2020/21. This prestigious Scholarship contributes to the professional development of future nurse leaders and we are delighted to have supported our first scholar this year. I would like to introduce…
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Past Masters pay tribute to Isobel Lattimore

The Company of Nurses was saddened to hear of the news that Isobel Lattimore died on Christmas Eve 2020. Isobel was a Liveryman of both the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and the Broderers’ Company and instrumental in producing the wonderful banner that was presented to The Guild of Nurses in 2018. Liz Turnbull, Immediate Past…
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New Years Honours 2021

The Master was delighted to see that two of our Freemen were recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2021. CBE Professor Greta Westwood, Chief Executive, Florence Nightingale Foundation. For services to Nursing and Midwifery BEM Deidre Barr, T.D., Clinical Manager, St John Ambulance. For voluntary service to the NHS Nightingale Hospital, London during the Covid-19…
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Supporting London Air Ambulance Masters

The Company of Nurses is delighted to support a new post graduate course in acute care. Last year, London’s Air Ambulance Charity launched the UK’s first Master’s in Pre-Hospital Medicine run with Queen Mary University of London and delivered at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 2020/21 academic year, nurses will…
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Meet our new Court Members

Christine Anderson – Court Assistant 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 Family Courts. Having…
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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…
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Past Events

Christmas Quiz 8th December 2020

The Company of Nurses held a very special Christmas Quiz on the evening of the 8th December 2020. The quiz was hosted by Mother Christmas and she was ably assisted by two of Santas little helpers, Rydon and Lyndon who were score keepers and Mother Christmas’s husband was timekeeper. There were five question rounds to…
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Virtual Walk – Sat 14th November 2020

On a very cold rainy November Saturday the 26 of us who logged into Zoom were not too disappointed to be at home in the warm and dry for our virtual walk. We all miss the chance to connect with fellow Freemen of the Company, however we definitely managed that with a bit of pre-walk…
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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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