A quote from The Nightingale Fellowship’s President, Gillian Prager:

“The 12th May holds a special place each year in the heart of every Nightingale Fellowship member, many of whom are still practising nurses and midwives. On the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday we are eager to show our support for the Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital, and solidarity with all NHS staff. We are proud of the response by nurses all over the world to COVID-19; Florence’s teaching and example shines through them all.”

Please go to the Events page for further details.

During the COVID 19 pandemic the Fellowship is still here to support you in times of need. Wherever you are in the world, we are thinking about you and praying for you. We are so very grateful for all the wonderful healthcare staff working extremely hard to keep us safe and find a cure. Despite having to cancel many of the planned celebrations for the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale in 2020, you will no doubt find it fitting that the 4000-bed field hospital, which opened at the ExCel Centre in London, was named the Nightingale Hospital.

Keep safe, stay home and remain positive. We look forward to meeting you at St Thomas’ or local gatherings, once the crisis is over. 


The Nightingale Fellowship is the alumni association of those nurses who trained at the Nightingale Training School, at St Thomas’ Hospital London, and / or its successor organisations since 1860. It is a registered charity which exists to fund further nursing studies and support its members during times of need.  It arranges an annual meeting, Chapel service and tea party for members every May; and provides two journals per annum and facebook networking.