Nursing & Midwifery

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent

Display No. 164

In 2019 Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE was the first person to be appointed to the new role of Chief Midwifery Officer. She is the most senior midwife in England, providing professional, strategic and clinical leadership.

As well as her distinguished professional reputation, she is also known as midwife to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Image courtesy of Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE

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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!