Nearly two-thirds of nurses have not written a will, survey shows

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust is urging nurses to write a will after revealing that they are less likely than the general population to have done so.

Nurses are less likely than the general public to have made a will, according to a survey by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

According the Cavell Nurses’ Trust nearly 64% of nursing staff have not made a will
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The charity, which supports nursing staff who are in personal or financial hardship, found that nearly two thirds (64%) of the 252 nurses surveyed have not made a will.

Research by the Will Aid campaign shows that 53% of the UK population have not written a will. 


The trust is encouraging nurses to make a will during May, which it has designated as Make A Will month.

Charity chair Simon Knighton said: ‘Taking control of life’s sometimes awkward and difficult details can be daunting, but your will is one of the most important legal documents you’ll write. 

‘It relieves stress and provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.’

In partnership with the trust, Fodens Solicitors is offering a 50% discount on making a will in May. 

Financial hardship

The charity will receive a 10% donation for every will written. 

Last year, it found that nurses were twice as likely as the public to be in financial hardship.

Nearly 2,000 people asked the trust for help last year, an increase of 36% on the previous year. 

Further information 

Make a Will webpage

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