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Schoolchildren to design uniforms for nurses of the future

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s legacy 
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust nurses

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingales legacy

The hospital trust where Florence Nightingale founded the worlds first professional nursing school is asking local primary schoolchildren to design a uniform for nurses and midwives of the future.

The competition, run by Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in London, in collaboration with the Florence Nightingale Museum, is part of celebrations to mark the pioneering nurses bicentenary.

The top three shortlisted entrants, and their class, will be invited to a special awards ceremony at St Thomas Hospital in April.

The winning

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s legacy 


Nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are looking forward to seeing the uniform designs

The hospital trust where Florence Nightingale founded the world’s first professional nursing school is asking local primary schoolchildren to design a uniform for nurses and midwives of the future.

The competition, run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, in collaboration with the Florence Nightingale Museum, is part of celebrations to mark the pioneering nurse’s bicentenary.

The top three shortlisted entrants, and their class, will be invited to a special awards ceremony at St Thomas’ Hospital in April.

The winning design will be modelled by a nurse or midwife during the ceremony, and will then be displayed at the Florence Nightingale Museum for a week.

The winner and runner-up will receive prizes for themselves and their school.

Highlighting Florence Nightingale’s local connections

Guy’s and St Thomas’ chief nurse Dame Eileen Sills said: ‘We are extremely proud of our close connections to Florence Nightingale, and we want to celebrate and raise awareness of her wonderful legacy with our local community.

'Nursing uniforms have changed a lot since Ms Nightingale’s day. Today they’re non-gender specific and are designed to be practical and professional. It will be really interesting to see what the children think nurses and midwives will be wearing in future.’

The deadline for competition entries is Friday 27 March


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