Wednesday 5th July 2023 marked the 75th Anniversary of the NHS.

The NHS was after Nightingale’s time but we think Florence would be glad to see a National Health Service and proud of all the nurses who work within it.

Florence Nightingale changed the face of nursing – she created the first British nurse’s uniform with her Scutari sash design. The nursing profession and its uniforms have only developed since then. And we can’t help but wonder where it could go next?

We want YOU to design the nurse’s uniform of the future!

The 4 most creative entries will win one of our ‘Future Nurse’ scrub tops.

You can download the template here or simply draw your design on a plain piece of paper. See the key details section for more information on how to submit.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

Parents and children use the museum space to 'dress up' into nurses and doctors uniforms, both contemporary and historic.
Group photo with Florence Nightingale performer and nurses visiting the Museum.



  • The competition will run from Wednesday 5th July until Sunday 16th July 2023
  • The competition can be completed on your visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum or can be done from home
  • If entering from home you can use the template which can be downloaded from this page or simply draw on a blank piece of paper
  • To submit from home attach a scan or photo of your design to an email with the subject line: Future Nurses Uniform
  • Send your emails to
  • The 4 most creative entries will win one of our ‘Future Nurse’ scrub tops
  • The scrub tops come in a variety of sizes for ages: 5-7 | 7-9 | 9-11 | 11-12 | 13-14
  • Winners will be decided by our Learning Manager and other members of staff
  • Winning entries will have their designs shared on social media
  • We will contact winners with further details in how to claim their prize
  • Full Terms & Conditions can be found here.

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