The skill of nursing staff in 2016 would be unrecognisable to our founders a century ago. But fast forward 100 years, and what will nurses in 2116 think about us?
Will they marvel at an era of incurable disease, or question why we gathered patients into big buildings called hospitals? Or perhaps they would recognise the compassion of nursing staff today, and reflect that nothing had changed at all.
We want you to explore nursing in 2016, in the form of an email to the nurses of the future.
A selection of your emails will be printed and stored in a sealed box in our archives – with the instruction ‘not to be opened until 27 March 2116’, our 200th anniversary.
Your emails will form an important historical record of nursing skill today, and the feelings and motivations of the people doing the job.