PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENTS BELOW FROM MARCH 2020 ONWARDS WERE POSTED BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  PLEASE CHECK ALL EVENTS FOR CANCELLATIONS OR POSTPONEMENTS

2020 CALENDAR EVENTS overview

January

King’s College London Lecture Theatre – ‘The Kindness of Words’ by Chrissie Watson. Ticket event.  22nd January

February

The Florence Nightingale Museum – ‘So you want to be a Nightingale Nurse’ interacting exhibition involving the community and schools and uniforms to try on.
13th – 15th February
An International Conference on the History of Nursing to be held in Florence by the European Association of History and Nursing.

March

The Florence Nightingale Museum:  Florence’s London – A Walking Tour on 6th March – 22nd September 2020 10:30 – 13:00.  Tickets from £25.00
The Florence Nightingale Museum Exhibition: Nightingale in 200 objects – see further details below
florence-nightingale.co.uk

April

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.  Spotlight on ‘Reaching your potential at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’.

May

8th and 9th May
Bank Holiday weekend VE day celebrations
10th May
BBC Service – CANCELLED
12th May – CHAPEL SERVICE – please see arrangements above
Westminster Abbey Service – rearranged to 4th November.  Entry by ticket only from The Nightingale Foundation: florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk
14th May
Nursing Academy Awards Ceremony, St Thomas’ Hospital – POSTPONED
15th May
International Nurses Day – POSTPONED
16th May
CANCELLED – Nightingale Fellowship Chapel Service, AGM and Tea Party for members (ticketed event for Fellowship members only)
17th May
Service in St George’s Belfast
18th – 23rd May
Chelsea Flower Show – CANCELLED

June

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.  Spotlight on ‘Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Research’.

July

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. ‘Infection Control Conference’.

August

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.  Spotlight on ‘Nursing – New Nightingale Challenge’.

September

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.  Spotlight on ‘Community Nursing’.
John Baines Florence Nightingale Fellowship Tour to China.

October

7th – 10th October
Trip to Florence – further details below
26th – 28th October
International Nurses’ Conference – Nightingale 2020: Transforming Nursing in Global Health and care
27th October
Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Jon Baines Florence Nightingale Tour to Florence.

November

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.  To be confirmed

December

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.  Spotlight on ‘Legacy’.

 

Call for 1980s Nurses’ Dresses

We are looking for Nurses’ dresses from the 1980s of a sister, staff or charge nurse, plus hats.   These items would be on a short-term loan basis to be used at the Westminster Abbey Service on 12th May 2020 as part of the Bi-centenary celebrations.  Would you kindly let us know if you can help please – we would be most grateful and look forward to hearing from you! Please get in touch with Gillian Prager at [email protected]

Tea Parties

The Party Invitations to celebrate the 200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale on or around May 2020 which so many of you were to host or attend were sadly either postponed or cancelled.  We are hoping that at some later date a few tea parties may take place and will be posting any information if it received.

Nightingales across the world have been encouraged to have virtual tea parties to replace the planned gatherings and when these take place across the internet we hope to post the photographs on the Fellowship website for you to enjoy.