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Florence Nightingale Foundation


Professor Elizabeth Robb, Chief Executive

The Florence Nightingale Foundation creates a living memorial to Florence Nightingale by advancing the study of nursing and midwifery and promoting excellence in clinical practice.

The Florence Nightingale Commemoration
Service (2011) Procession of the Lamp
The Foundation’s Patron
HRH Princess Alexandra,
The Hon
Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO
arrives at the Abbey

The Foundation raises funds to provide a range of scholarships for Nurses and Midwives to study at home and abroad, to promote innovation in practice, to extend knowledge and skills to meet changing needs, and improve patient care.

The Foundation promotes the special contribution of Nurses and Midwives to society and to the health of people. It also encourages international understanding and learning.

As part of the above, The Foundation holds an annual Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service in Westminster Abbey in London around 12th May, which is both International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, to commemorate her life and works. Tickets for the Service are free. Application details are available on The Foundation’s website.

Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP,
Secretary of State for Health,
opening the Florence Nightingale
Foundation Annual Conference

The Foundation also holds an annual conference which gives the opportunity for the spread of innovation and provides a national platform for some of our scholars to present their projects.

If you wish to support The Florence Nightingale Foundation and their efforts in promoting best practice in clinical care, please contact [email protected] to discuss donations, legacies, and sponsorships in more detail.

For additional information, please contact:

The Florence Nightingale Foundation
34 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W 0DH
United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]

Telephone +44 (0)20 7730 3030
Fax: +44 (0)20 7730 6262


FN statue

At the Crimean War Memorial in London, UK with Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Advisor for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, taken on her 2010 Nightingale Journey. This statue is one of only two of non-royal women in Central London.

Flo with Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the 2010 Nightingale Centenary opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, UK