Regular Protected Time for Reflective Practice in Nursing and Midwifery

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Home This is a joint statement by Florence Nightingale Foundation, Foundation of Nursing Studies, Point of Care Foundation and The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland on the importance of regular, protected time for reflective practice in nursing and midwifery. In 2019, statutory regulators of health and care professionals described reflection as the thought process where individuals […]

Professor Greta Westwood Shares the Motivation Behind FNF’s Rebrand

Greta Westwood in Green Jacket

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 […]

Look Out for FNF’s Amazing New Rebrand

New Website Rebrand

Home We are so excited to tell you that very soon the Florence Nightingale Foundation will be unveiling an amazing and brand-new look! As the nursing and midwifery community evolves and grows, so do we. Our mission to deliver outstanding scholarships and leadership programmes continue and in line with that, we want to offer the […]

Nurses and midwives – embrace your digital skills!

Simon Noel and Dione Rogers

Home Our new partnership with the Digital Health Chief Nursing Information Officer Network is a very exciting step forward for FNF. Simon Noel, Chief Nursing Informatics Officers at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and FNF scholar Dione Rogers, Deputy Chief Nurse/Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, are leading the digital […]

Star Alumni Series: Ruth Wall

Ruth Wall

I’m Ruth Wall, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and I completed the Windrush Leadership Programme. The way I heard about the programme was through one of my managers in medicine. She said, “This will be great for you, I think you should do it – I’ll be your sponsor and support you in whatever you need.”

It changed my pathway and opened my eyes. I think it was the first time I’ve been in a room with 70 people who look more like me – that doesn’t happen on training courses in organisations. There were people of all different races, religions, cultures, genders. It was very varied, and we obviously connected well with each other because we’re still connecting every day.

Nightingale Frontline services boosted for newly registered nurses and midwives

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Home In conjunction with NHS England and NHS Improvement’s National Retention Programme, we’re increasing Nightingale Frontline services for newly registered nurses and midwives. The Covid 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone who works in health care, and for newly registered nurses or midwives who have qualified during this period, it’s been immensely […]

Star Alumni Series: Dr Nikki Cotterill and Improving Confidence in Continence

Dr Nikki Cotterill

The scholarship was phenomenal from start to finish. It provided such a breadth of learning that was needed at that stage of my career.

The modules were extremely empowering, stand-out learning opportunities as they enabled an exploration of my potential to be a leader, and understand how to be effective for the benefit of patients, colleagues, and the wider system.