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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference 2017

Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference 2017

The Master was honoured to represent The Guild of Nurses at the Florence Nightingale Foundation Gala Dinner at the conclusion of the  FNF 2017 Annual Conference held at the Guoman Tower Hotel in London. The Guild was pleased to donate the prize for the Edna Reed (who was a nurse) Care Improvement Project Poster Competition…

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A Visit to The Biscuiteers – 29 Nov 16

Guild of Nurses members Jane Burch, Cate Bowley, Susan Osborne, Sally Thomas, Adele Rutledge, Pat Goulding and Helen Pickstone all met up on a bright chilly afternoon in November at the luxury Biscuiteer shop in Northcote Road Clapham. Over a delicious hot beverage they had a thoroughly good time exercising their creative skills and learning…

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The Guild of Nurses at The Lord Mayor’s Show

Before The Show A first appearance for The Guild of Nurses at the Lord Mayor’s Show! Marching behind the beautifully embroidered banner made by Liz Turnbull, as Founders of The Guild, we wore our robes modelled on traditional nurses cloaks with our distinctive red and black umbrellas. The response was fantastic, particularly  from fellow nurses…

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Edith Cavell Wreath Laying Ceremony Oct 2016

As Master, I was honoured to represent the Guild of Nurses during the annual wreath laying ceremony held in front of the statue of Edith Cavell in London, at the invitation of The Cavell Nurses Trust. The event commemorates the memory of Edith Cavell (1865 – 1925) and is held every year on 12th October,…

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Annual Church Service and Declaration Ceremony 5 Oct 2016

St Lawrence Jewry situated in the Guildhall’s yard is the official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City of London Corporation. Dating back to 1135, this was the ancient setting for the first annual church service for The Guild of Nurses. The Vicar, the Reverend Canon David Parrot, welcomed the 74 strong…

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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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