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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

Suffragette Walk – 24 Sep 16

(From left to right: Helen Pickstone, Jane Burch, Shirley Lee, Mo Corcoran, Brenda Griffiths, Anne Harriss, Deidre Barr and Janet Shepherd) On a beautiful Autumn morning a group of Guild members met up with our Blue Badge guide, Mo Corcoran, at St. James’ Park tube station. We were to walk in the footsteps of Emmeline…

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Inaugural Professional Development Event – 22 Sep 16

Inaugural Education and Professional Development Event The Guild of Nurses was hosted by The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London on Thursday 22nd September. This was an event tailored for stimulating interest in the guild and livery companies that influenced nursing history and the innovation technologies that nurses are leading for…

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First Freedom for the Newly Formed Guild of Nurses

Elizabeth Bardolph becomes the first Guild nurse to receive Freedom of the City of London Last Thursday Elizabeth Bardolph (front row, second from the left), became the first Freeman from the newly formed Guild of Nurses to receive the Freedom of the City of London.  The Chamberlain’s Court Room in the historic splendour of the…

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Declaration Ceremony 15 September 2016

The Guildhall was the magnificent setting for our second Declaration ceremony on September 15th. 25 new Freemen declared the oath and signed the Register. This brings the total number of Freemen to 73 from 85 different training establishments.  Our Learned Clerk read the Declaration and each candidate was led by the Beadle to be presented by the Senior Warden…

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Florence Nightingale 2020

2020 sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The Guild of Nurses is delighted to have been invited to become a partner in Florence Nightingale 2020 which will coordinate and publicise all 2020 Nightingale Bicentenary events internationally.  We anticipate a great deal of interest throughout this important year for nursing, enabling the world to honour and…

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Cavell Nurses’ Trust Awards Ceremony – 18 May 2016

The Guild of Nurses was honoured to be invited to attend the Cavell Nurses’ Trust Awards Ceremony at the invitation of the board of trustees on the 18th May 2016 in the Grand Connaught Rooms in the presence of the Belgium Ambassador. This was a splendid occasion in beautiful surroundings to congratulate and award excellence…

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Inaugural Dinner – 12 May 2016

“A Moment in History – The Guild of Nurses”: ON MAY 12th. The Guildhall in the City of London was the magnificent setting for an historic event, as the City welcomed a new addition to its Livery world. It was the occasion for the Installation of the first Master and 45 nurses took their Declaration…

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Florence Nightingale Service

ON MAY 11th.  Founders of the newly formed Guild of Nurses attended the service in Westminster Abbey to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale. This was at the invitation of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. This annual event sees the Nightingale Lamp processed through the Abbey in recognition, not only of the life and work of…

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