The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust

Registered Charity Number 1170982

Making a Difference !

The Guild of Nurses was founded by nurses who felt that this was the right time to raise the profile of the nursing profession and was approved by the City of London in February 2016. We are continuing our work to become a full Livery Company and join the other 110 noble professions represented in the Livery movement.

We have established The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust, a registered charity within the guidelines of the Charity Commission.  The objectives of this fund are:

  • To promote, by appropriate means, the development of the profession of nursing, including the awarding of scholarships for nurses in training and after qualification.
  • To recognise excellence and innovation by nurses through the provision of prizes and awards.
  • To support the holding of discussions and further the debate on matters relevant to nurses through educational and professional development.
  • To work with other organisations who share the aims of The Nurses Charitable Trust.
  • To provide benevolence to nurses and former nurses in need.

To meet these objects whilst keeping alive the nursing traditions of the past, we will encourage educational and professional development to keep pace with current knowledge and practice.

In line with City traditions, we will support nurse learners as apprentices and recognise excellence through awards and prizes. We will also organise lectures and educational events. Revalidation for all nurses on the UK Register came into effect on 1st April 2016 and this is an important part of professional development

We will contribute to the spirit of fellowship for nurses by fostering benevolence and helping nurses in need

Your support will ensure not only the future of The Guild of Nurses but also give much needed and valuable support to nurses today and for generations to come.

Your support will help to fund our work in protecting the long term interests of the nursing profession

Your gift or legacy will make a difference

If you would like to make a donation or gift then your contribution will be invaluable in helping us meet these objectives.

If you would like to leave a legacy in your will it is very simple.

If you have already made a will the easiest way to leave money to The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust is by means of a Codicil or a Letter of Wishes.  Alternatively if you are preparing a new Will there are four common types of legacy that you can use to leave a gift to The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust.

These are:

  • a residuary gift
  • a cash or pecuniary gift
  • a specific gift
  • a reversionary gift

Your solicitor can advise you as to the most the appropriate way to meet your personal requirements.

The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust has inheritance tax-free status which means that any legacy you leave is free of inheritance tax. This is something you might want to discuss with you solicitor.  We are aware that writing or amending a Will is a very private and delicate matter.

If you would like to discuss this further please do contact us by email and we would be very happy to discuss with you in person or by the phone.

 Please do also feel free to write to us at The Guild of Nurses, Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ