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.


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.



The Nightingale Fellowship Tour to Florence Italy

Having sadly had to postpone this tour, not only from September 2020 but again last year in September,  we are delighted to announce that this exciting trip will now go ahead from 20 – 23 April 2022.               Please go to the News & Events page and scroll down for further details.