Statistics & Evidence Based Healthcare

The Royal Statistical Society

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The Royal Statistical Society promotes the use of statistical data for the public good as well as being a professional body for data analysts and statisticians. Nightingale was the first woman inducted into the Royal Statistical Society in 1858, and this is a replica of her nomination form.

Nightingale believed that good data was essential to understanding the impact and effectiveness of healthcare and sanitary provision. She was made a member of the Royal Statistical Society in recognition of the quality of her work, and her passionate advocacy for the use of statistical information.

Royal Statistical Society

Nightingale’s Royal Statistical Society Nomination Form. Royal Statistical Society.

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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!