Guy Powell and Bertha Matunge
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About Us

The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) supports nurses and midwives to improve care and save lives. As a UK-based charity, now in our 90th anniversary year, we are expanding to reach one million nurses and midwives by 2027. Experience shows us the transformation that is possible when FNF enable nurses and midwives to connect, lead, and influence healthcare.

The Foundation’s principal focus is on improving health, clinical outcomes and patient experience, through building nursing and midwifery leadership capacity and capability. It does this by enabling nurses and midwives to access sophisticated and bespoke leadership development opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, tailored to the participants’ needs.

It is important that nurses and midwives are empowered to use their professional voice effectively and seek all opportunities to influence healthcare policy and practice. We will ensure that the Foundation becomes ‘the go to place’ for professional opinion and debate, a recognised academy for healthcare thought, and will be a voice for the nursing and midwifery.

Officers and Trustees
The Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service
Annual Reports
Our Priorities
Environmental, Social & Governance statement
Events and Webinars
The Nightingale Fund


Florence Nightingale is undoubtedly the world’s most famous nurse and her influence continues to have an effect throughout the world. Learn more about how FNF was established and how we continue her legacy today.


Meet the Officers and Trustees who represent the Florence Nightingale Foundation® and work together in a charitable context to develop and advance the practice of nursing and midwifery for the benefit of all those who need healthcare.


Meet the FNF Team whose work is underpinned by values and behaviours which enable them to work together for the common purpose of elevating the voice of nurses and midwives and enhancing their leadership.

"When I am no longer even a memory, just a name, I hope my voice may perpetuate the great work of my life."