2nd March 2020
On Tuesday 25th February 2020, the portrait of one of our Freemen, Elizabeth Bardolph, which was previously displayed in the Nightingale Museum, has found a home in the Boardroom of the Nightingale Foundation. As this is the year of the Nurse and Midwife, it was felt that it would be appropriate that it should be with the Florence Nightingale memorabilia.
The Master and Middle Warden represented the Guild at The Perseverance Trust Annual King’s College Nightingale Fellowship Lecture “The Language of Kindness - A Nurse’s story” at the invitation of Dame Eileen Sills DBE, and Professor Ian Norman. The lecture was held on 22nd January at St Thomas’ Hospital London to celebrate the bi-centenary year of the birth of Florence Nightingale and to launch the Trust’s International Year of the Nurse.
22nd January 2020
The Upper Warden represented the Guild at a Reception to celebrate the opening of the Exhibition: Who Cares-A History of Emotions in Nursing at the invitation of the Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive and General Secretary. The reception was held on 22nd January 2020 at the RCN offices in London to celebrate the bi-centenary year of the birth of Florence Nightingale and to launch a stained glass window that was commissioned for the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020. The exhibition explores how the emotions attached to nursing have changed throughout history and is available to view at Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN
16th January 2020
The Upper Warden represented the Guild at a reception on the 16th January at the House of Lords to celebrate the launch of the Florence Nightingale Foundation’s celebrations for the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The evening was hosted by The Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavistock and attended by the Matt Hancock, Secretary State for Health and Social Care, Sir Simon Stevens CEO NHS England and Ruth May CNO England.