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Annual Assembly 28 Apr 22

At the Annual Assembly of the Company of Nurses held on 28 April 2022, the Master Frances Davies was pleased to announce that the Court had elected Julia Mingay to be Master for the ensuing year. Julia will be installed at the Anniversary Banquet on 4 May. In a formal ceremony at this meeting the…

Call to action – Livery Schools Link Annual Showcase 28 Jun 22

The Company of Nurses will be supporting the Livery Schools Link (LSL) again this year at their Annual Showcase, which is part of the wider London Careers Fair. The event has not been held for two years due to the crisis caused by the CoViD Pandemic. This year’s event is to be held on Tuesday…

Master’s News for April 22

The Master has had a busy month representing the Company at many events. A summary is here and a full report with more photographs is on the Freemen’s Noticeboard. Sunday 27 March The Master was delighted to be invited to celebrate Corps day with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps Association at the Royal…

Annie Brewster remembered

The Company of Nurses and the Royal British Nurses’ Association are pleased to have worked together on the joint restoration of the grave of Annie Catherine Brewster (1858-1902), one of the first African-Caribbeans to pursue a career in nursing in London and whose remains are interred at the City of London Cemetery in the London…

Mariana Campilho

Annual Update from London Air Ambulance

We are delighted to have received an update from London’s Air Ambulance Charity and a report from our scholar Mariana Campilho. Mariana was granted a prestigious award through The Company of Nurses Scholarship Programme to assist with her studies on the Masters (MSc) degree run by the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care (IoPHC), a department within…

Introducing our 2021/22 Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar, Karen Hill

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 2021/22. This prestigious Scholarship contributes to the professional development of future nurse leaders and we are delighted to have supported our second scholar on this programme. After undertaking her nurse…

Scutari Lamp Presentation

On 9 December 2021 the Master was delighted to present a replica Scutari Lamp to the Chamberlain’s Court, on behalf of the Company of Nurses. We were very pleased and honoured that our Sponsoring Alderman, Sir Andrew Parmley was able to join the Master, Upper Warden and Honorary Clerk for the occasion. The picture shows…

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The Livery Kitchen Initiative

Since early 2020, the Company of Nurses Charitable Trust has contributed to the Livery Kitchen Initiative (LKI). The LKI is supported by 45 Livery companies, individuals and other organisations led by the Worshipful Company of Drapers and has delivered individually prepared meals for both the NHS, in four Barts Health NHS Trust hospitals, and 13…

Ethel Fenwick

Ethel Bedford Fenwick became the first Registered Nurse today

100 years ago today (30th September 2021), Ethel Bedford Fenwick became the first Registered Nurse. She campaigned for 30 years to create registration and the General Nursing Council. A remarkable achievement and an icon for our profession. The Company of Nurses salutes you SRN1.

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Amazon Smile – Donations Made Simple

We would like to inform you that “The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust” is now a charity option on AmazonSmile. This will allow our charity to receive small donations from Amazon on a regular basis if Freemen choose our charity as their preferred charity for donations. We ask that you consider contributing to our charity…