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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…

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…

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…

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.

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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…