The Florence Nightingale Foundation joins forces with Nuffield Health

Home The Florence Nightingale Foundation joins forces with Nuffield Health to advance nursing practice across the independent sector. • The Florence Nightingale Foundation and Nuffield Health are collaborating in a multi-year partnership to drive the future pipeline of nursing leadership talent from across the independent sector (including hospitals, hospices, not-for-profits) • Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, is […]

A wonderful opportunity to celebrate the INMAs

INMA Celebration Event

Home We enjoyed the most incredible day at our inaugural International Nursing and Midwifery Associations Event. It was humbling and thrilling to have so many nurses and midwives from ethnic minority backgrounds together for the first time with the Florence Nightingale Foundation and NHS England/Improvement teams. These remarkable international nurses and midwives have brought so […]

Apply for tickets for the Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service

Nurse carrying lamp in Westminster Abbey

Home We are thrilled  to announce that you can now apply for tickets to the 57th annual Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service! It’s taking place at 6.30pm, Wednesday 11 May 2022 at Westminster Abbey in London. Tickets for this poignant service are highly sought after, and we’re so looking forward to seeing many of you there.  […]

Putting on ‘A Brave Face’ during the pandemic

Mandeep Lally

Home Mandeep Lally, a Junior Sister at the University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS, has written an incredibly poignant and moving memoir about her experiences of being a nurse leader during the Covid-19 pandemic. Written during some of her darkest moments during the pandemic, Mandeep’s memoir ‘A Brave Face’ is an honest account of the exhaustion, distress and emotional turbulence […]

We are searching for a new Finance Director

We are hiring

Home We are thrilled to have partnered with Recruitment Specialists Goodman Masson to find a Finance Director to join the Florence Nightingale Foundation. Established in 1934, the Foundation’s mission is to pioneer change and improvements in patient and health outcomes, through nursing and midwifery clinical and research leadership, honouring Florence Nightingale’s legacy. As the Director of […]

Now is the time for every NRNM to cultivate their courage and compassion

Josh Hammond

Home “Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backward.” Florence Nightingale Like so much of her wisdom, these words shared by Florence Nightingale resonate today. Progression across the nursing and midwifery professions is so important as nurses and midwives prepare to nurse beyond the pandemic. Understanding the latest developments […]

Star Alumni Series: Shellie Radford

IBD Nurse Shellie Radford

Meet FNF’s latest Star Alumna, Shellie Radford, who is a Clinical Academic IBD Nurse Specialist at NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre & Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Shellie’s travel scholarship has taken her across Europe – and she’s got even more exciting projects in the pipeline. Plus, she’s the recipient of the ‘Student Nursing Times’ Learner of the Year: Post-registration’ award. Read her inspiring story here.

“I am a gastroenterology nurse but I specialise in IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). My actual specialism is Crohn’s disease; that’s where my research as well as my clinical practice sits. My background was as a senior research nurse at a biomedical research centre.”