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13 blog posts
  • Margaret Graham Margaret Graham 6 Apr 2022

    Nurses in Red - an online project to document nursing history

    HONF has partnered with the Welcome Library to undertake a project to upload the career history of significant nurses who were the trailblazers of their day. The Welcome Library will train members who volunteer of how to develop digital skill; write for a broad audience base; and learn how to edit Wikipedia in order to harness the power of the web.

  • Two nurses Stuart Wildman Stuart Wildman 8 Feb 2022

    Tracing nurses

    Tracing Nurses: A new guide to British nursing sources for researching family and local history.

  • Caring for the diabetic patient Theresa Smyth Theresa Smyth 14 Jan 2022

    One hundred years of insulin and the role of the Diabetes Specialist Nurse

    One hundred years ago insulin was first used to treat people with diabetes. We should celebrate not only its discovery but also the role of nurses in educating and supporting people with diabetes. 

  • Two nurses talking Stuart Wildman Stuart Wildman 6 Jan 2022

    Nursing Web Archive Collection Update

    During International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 the History of Nursing Forum worked with the British Library to create a collection of over 100 nursing websites and twitter accounts.  This is a review of progress in 2021 to encourage the nominations and copyright permissions to strengthen this key history of nursing collection. 

  • Be considerate to others Panagiotis Poimenidis Panagiotis Poimenidis 27 Jul 2021

    Can art save lives?

    Can Art save lives? There may not be a straight answer to this question but art has definitely saved my life. It has also helped me deal with challenging moments, and has greatly enriched my nursing career.  

  • RCN/UKAHN event: 'The Politics of Nursing History: Identities and Boundaries' Dr Jane Brooks Dr Jane Brooks 15 Jul 2021

    RCN/UKAHN event: 'The Politics of Nursing History: Identities and Boundaries'

    This excellent panel of internationally renown historians of nursing reflect on their key texts and discuss what inspired them.

  • Two nurses Stuart Wildman Stuart Wildman 20 May 2021

    Honouring the contribution of nurses to society

    The work of pioneering and leading nurses is often not visible. This blog invites RCN members to be involved in a project to record the lives and contributions of those nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to society.

  • UKWA Stuart Wildman Stuart Wildman 16 Mar 2021

    British Library Nursing Web Collection

    During International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 we worked with the British Library to create a collection of almost 200 nursing websites.

  • Lisbeth Hockey Dr Jane Brooks Dr Jane Brooks 5 Mar 2021

    Supporting diversity in the nursing profession: The case of Jewish refugees in the twentieth century

    Supporting diversity in the nursing profession: The case of Jewish refugees in the twentieth century

  • Celebrating 20 years of the London and South East History of Nursing Group Dianne Yarwood Dianne Yarwood 15 Feb 2021

    Celebrating 20 years of the London and South East History of Nursing Group

    Dianne Yarwood talks about the London and South East History of Nursing Group and how you can join.