Guy Powell and Bertha Matunge

About Us

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 scholar’s needs.

The bespoke leadership development programmes ensure the Foundation’s offer remains unique and highly sought after. Unlike doctors, nurses and midwives have few opportunities to develop their leadership skills. We have an excellent record of delivery, all of our scholars undertake projects which are focused on improving patient care and health outcomes and within two years the majority of our scholars are promoted to more senior roles as a result of their scholarship.

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


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."