A half-day study workshop, open to all but targeting historians of nursing, MA and PhD researchers and public health nurses.

The main focus would be historical, highlighting the Florence Nightingale Collection in the RCN Library & Archives and the role of the RCN in the Digitisation Project.

However, it will also address the relevance of Florence Nightingale’s legacy to public health present and future, with a final talk reflecting on this.


12.00: Registration, networking and lunch

13.00: Chair’s opening remarks
Alison While, QNI Fellow

13.15: William Rathbone and the beginnings of district nursing
Julian Rathbone

13.30: The history of the QNI
Susan Cohen, Author and Historian

14.10: Nightingale/Rathbone relationship and letters
Natasha McEnroe, Director, Florence Nightingale Museum

14.45: Refreshments and networking

15.15: The future of public health
Joanne Bosanquet, Deputy Chief Nurse, Public Health England

16.00: Florence Nightingale’s legacy
Anne Marie Rafferty, Professor of Nursing Policy, King’s College London; QNI Fellow

16.45: Chair’s closing remarks
Alison While, QNI Fellow

17.00 Close of conference

Event details

Date and time

30 March 2017


20 Cavendish Square

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