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Our work

Find out more about the work of the History of Nursing Society and the other organisations we work with

Committee Charter 2024

Protect, Preserve, Share and Cherish

The History of Nursing Forum is open to RCN members who want to learn more about their history and to promote awareness within the profession. We believe the history of nursing is wider than the study of nurse training and practise; it encompasses the experiences of individuals and groups, movements and organisations, religion and war, culture and gender, politics and social ideas.

Read our annual plans in our 2024 Charter.

Read our Forum 2024 annual strategy day meeting notes.

History of Nursing Forum Annual Report 2023

Upcoming exhibitions and events

You can see our current and past exhibitions online.

These include:

  • Pandemic!
  • Nursing 100 years of infection and
  • Apects of Age.

We have exciting plans for our forthcoming exhibition due to be launched in 2022 which will be on Learning Disability Nursing.

We also hold events and workshops both online and around the UK. 

Wikipedia project

New for 2022

Watch this space as we scope plans to increase the number and quality of Wikipedia articles on the history of nursing in the UK.

Page last updated - 30/04/2024