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Notice Board / Re: SoN News Page
« Last post by wilfb on December 07, 2018, 03:11:25 PM »
Hi Peter,

Any chance of a copy & permission to add to our SoN page?

Will.
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Notice Board / Re: SoN News Page
« Last post by backman on December 06, 2018, 07:14:45 PM »
I have found another SoN issued buckle which I had heard of but never seen.Only a picture I'm afraid as the owner, quite rightly intends to hang on to it! It dates form the amalgamation of the the University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital schools of Nursing into the Bloomsbury College of Nurse Education in the late 1980s and combines the emblems from the two separate buckles.
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General Discussion / Re: The Florence Nightingale Medal of the International Red Cross
« Last post by myk1066 on November 29, 2018, 01:57:21 AM »
Well don on your win.  Beautiful medal.
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General Discussion / The Florence Nightingale Medal of the International Red Cross
« Last post by backman on November 28, 2018, 10:38:24 PM »
Finally managed to acquire an example of one of these. It is described as being the highest international award to Nurses being instigated in 1912 although the first awards were in 1920 due to the First World War. It is awarded every two years on May 12th,the birthday of Florence Nightingale and to date a total of 1,483 have been issued.
The award criteria is"Exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick or disabled or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster" or "exemplary services or a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education.

This particular medal is unnamed and may have had the name erased.It is hallmarked for 1922 so may have been one of those at the second award ceremony?
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Notice Board / Re: London Hospital Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on November 28, 2018, 01:34:30 PM »
Anyone fancy doing some swaps for a LH SEN badge?
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General Discussion / Re: Matrons Council Badge
« Last post by backman on November 26, 2018, 07:32:31 AM »
Thanks Sue some really interesting information there. I wasn't aware of the 1943 Nurses and Midwives Registration act but the need for nurses in wartime apparently took priority over some other military service?

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General Discussion / Re: Matrons Council Badge
« Last post by nursesue on November 25, 2018, 09:28:21 PM »
alas no luck on finding info on your matrons badge I did come across these wonderful articles while researching scottish nurse history plus 3 more must have scottish badges!!!

https://peopleshistorynhs.org/food-for-thought/?highlight=food%20for%20thought

 https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/learning/features/safe-delivery-a-history-of-scottish-midwives
hope the links work

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General Discussion / Re: Matrons Council Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on November 24, 2018, 06:17:13 PM »
What does it look like?
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General Discussion / Matrons Council Badge
« Last post by backman on November 24, 2018, 02:57:29 PM »
I am trying to find a picture of an actual badge from this organisation and wonder if any members have one? I have seen representations in Jennifer Meglaughlin's book and also the Nursing Record but don't believe I have ever seen a real one.Definitely towards the top of my wants list!
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Notice Board / Re: Still Seeking
« Last post by backman on November 21, 2018, 09:59:01 PM »
Thanks,
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