The Nightingale Fellowship is a registered charity for the sole benefit of its members. The membership comprises nurses and midwives who studied at the Nightingale Training School at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, founded by Florence Nightingale in 1860. Other members comprise graduates from the successor training schools. Members in need can apply for support from the substantial Benevolent Fund. Members also enjoy fellowship with former colleagues at organised events in London, across the UK and worldwide.

 The Nightingale Fellowship AGM 2024  

Thank you for all the replies received with regard to attendance to the May 2024 AGM.

Tickets have been sent out and everyone who is on the waiting list has been contacted.

Please do not attend on the day to the Chapel Service or Tea without a ticket as you will not be admitted.


Annual Journal 2024

It’s that time of year again and we are calling on all members for contributions to this year’s final Journal!!! 

We are eager to receive articles/memories of nursing days, together with photographs if you can, but other topics will also be keenly welcomed. 

The guideline of no more than 400 words (but can be less) per article should be adhered to and submitted please by 30th April 2024.

We are looking forward to hearing from you. THANK YOU.

Closure Notice 

The Trustees of The Nightingale Fellowship have taken the difficult decision to close the Fellowship in 2025. 

A list of FAQs can be found on the About Us page, which may address some of your questions. 

FAQ’S | The Nightingale Fellowship

Future AGM Dates

AGM 2024 – Saturday 11th May 2024

AGM 2025 – Saturday 10th May 2025

May 2023 AGM

Our AGM took place on Saturday 13th May 2023 at St Thomas’ Hospital.

We were delighted by the number of members who were able to attend on the day, despite the train strikes.

A recording of the Chapel Service is now available. 

Please go to the News & Events Page for further details.


Unfortunately, the badge boxes have again sold out.    

Benevolent Fund news

Following the agreed Benevolent Fund changes for the relief, by monetary grants, provided to full members of the Nightingale Fellowship who are in need through hardship, distress, or ill health, the Nightingale Fellowship will now be working in partnership with Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust will now administer, assess and deliver the benevolence function on behalf of The Nightingale Fellowship. The benevolence funds will still be fully managed by the Trustees.

Full details of eligibility and how to apply are given on the Grants page of this website.