Leadership and Empowerment

Next Generation Nightingale badge, 2017

Display No. 156

In honour of Florence Nightingale, who established her nursing school at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1859, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust offers their nursing and midwifery staff the chance to become a ‘Next Generation Nightingale’.

The scheme opened in 2017 and participants must complete a training programme inspired by Florence’s legacy. Once the course is successfully completed, nurses are given the title ‘Nightingale Nurse’.

To find out more visit our Family Corner.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Next Generation Nightingale badge, 2019

Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’

Discover the 200 Exhibits

Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!