Nursing & Midwifery

Trevor Clay, 1936-1994

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Trevor Clay was a British nurse and former General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.

Much like Nightingale, Clay was a campaigner and, during his time as General Secretary, fought successfully for a pay review for nurses. He also used his influence to educate the public and politicians on the importance of nurses playing an active role in management.

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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.

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