Leonie Brown

Our Purpose

To pioneer change and improvements in patient and health outcomes, through nursing and midwifery clinical and research leadership, honouring Florence Nightingale’s legacy.

What We Do


A Registered Charity (no. 229229) founded in 1934 to honour, and continue the legacy of, one of the most famous nurses of all time


We create exceptional nursing and midwifery leaders - today, we are reaching over 200,000 nurses and midwives


We are home to the FNF Academy and the unique Nightingale Frontline® service


We work in partnership



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Greta Westwood

“I believe every nurse and midwife works hard to be their very best for the patients and the people they support. Florence was the founder of modern nursing and of course, many great nurses across the world have been celebrated since. May we all continue their legacies. May we all have the passion she had to change health and care.”

Professor Greta Westwood CBE, PhD, RN Chief Executive

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