The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

"When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. "


Benefits of Membership

See the many benefits of joining The Guild of Nurses.

Come and Join The Guild

To help nurses past, present and future.

Who Are We ?


A group of nurses who wish to promote the nursing profession.

The Nurses Charitable Trust

Making a difference. Learn more and donate to this beneficial charity.

From The Master


The Guild of Nurses is now entering its third year. It hardly seems possible. We have come a long way in a short time. Huge thanks are due to our Freemen and followers who have worked tirelessly and given such support enabling the Guild to become established and in good health. In common with all livery members, we are about enhancing the standing of our profession, supporting and funding charitable and benevolent causes, and supporting the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation. Nurses can be very proud to now be included in the City Livery Movement.

All trained Nurses, from every speciality, whether just starting out their career or retired are most welcome to apply. Neither age nor geographical location is a barrier to joining. You can be as active as your time and other commitments allow. Please explore our website to learn more about us and the Livery Movement. The Membership section gives details on how you can apply, either as an annual or quinquennial freeman. The events page will give you an idea of our busy social calendar and exciting educational opportunities. As Freemen you will be included in all our activities, receive an annual calendar of events and regular newsletters. The website is continually updated giving information on forthcoming events plus extra ones and news items.

Recognition of the Guild by the Court of Aldermen was the first step towards becoming a fully registered Livery Company for Nurses. We need to work together to establish the Guild as a Company without Livery so that we can continue to further the work of nurses who have gone before us, offer support to nurses when and where it is needed and contribute to the professional development of nursing today. Further details can be found on the website as to the next stage.

The Guild of Nurses will continue to embrace the ethos and traditions of the Livery world and we look forward to on going support from our profession and members. The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust Fund (Registered Charity 1170982) has been established and will consider applications for grant aid from individuals and organisations. This is an essential component of the progression of the Guild to that of Company without Livery and then to the Worshipful Company of Nurses within the City of London. More information about the charitable work of the Guild, its core objectives, or how to make a donation, can be found on the website. Our aim is in creating a legacy for the generations of nurses who follow.

Please do join us - a warm welcome awaits




Helen Pickstone

Women and Leadership International

Funding of up to £1,000 for nursing sector women available Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s nursing sector. The campaign is…

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Past Events

House of Commons Dinner 2019

On the 11th February 54 Freemen and their guests attended a black tie dinner in the glorious surroundings of the Palace of Westminster. Following drinks overlooking the river, we were treated to a delicious three-course dinner. The Rt Hon Anne Milton ( MP), one of our founder wardens, gave a most entertaining and informative speech.…
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Ceremony of the Keys 9th and 15th November 2018

We had two very successful visits to The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London in November. One with balmy, dry November weather, the other unfortunately in a monstrous gale! Two write ups follow. For those who were unable to attend these events this year, we are planning another in November 2019. Thank…
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Wreath Laying at the Statue of Edith Cavell – 12th October 2018

Our Master, Helen Pickstone was amongst those invited to lay a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of Edith Cavell’s death in 1915. Edith Cavell, a British nurse, was executed after helping hundreds of allied soldiers escape captivity in the First World War. Eight Other wreaths were laid including one by the Belgian Ambassador. Helen also…
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