Nursing & Midwifery

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty

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Professor Anne Marie Rafferty is a distinguished Scottish nurse and academic. She is Professor of Nursing Policy and former Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London. She was seconded to the Department of Health to work on the Next Stage Review of the NHS and was awarded a CBE for services to healthcare in 2008. She served on the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery (2009-2010) as was elected President of the Royal College of Nursing in 2019.

Anne Marie was inspired to become a nurse by her mother, Bridget McCaughey (1918-2018). Bridget was a fever nurse who specialised in the care of patients with contagious diseases and she trained at Ruckill Hospital in Glasgow.

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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!