International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 was Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year and the occasion was designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife; a time when nurses and midwives will be celebrated worldwide. 

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic meant many celebrations were unable to go ahead, so the Year of the Nurse and Midwife has now been extended into 2021. 

Nurses and midwives are highly skilled, multi-faceted professionals from a host of backgrounds that represent our diverse communities. 2020 is time to reflect on the skills, commitment and expert clinical care nurses and midwives bring to the NHS and the impact they have on so many lives.

LCHS is joining with colleagues from across the country to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

At LCHS we are proud of all of our staff, however, we are using this opportunity to raise the profile of nursing at LCHS and show you all the amazing things we do for our patients.

We aim to celebrate our nurses and to raise the profile of the profession, to improve retention and drive recruitment to LCHS and the NHS.

Did you know nurses and midwives make up the largest numbers of the NHS workforce? In LCHS over half of our staff are nurses.

We have many nursing roles in LCHS which include community, district and general nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, Macmillan nurses, specialist nurses (such as respiratory, cardiac rehabilitation, Parkinson’s and diabetes) continence nurses, healthcare support workers and nursing associates. Maybe some of these nurses have touched your lives, by treating you or a family member. If you would like to share a story about one of our nurses please email

LCHS Nurses

Please click on the photos to find out more about our nurses and their roles.

Look out for the hashtag #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife, follow us on @LincsCommHealth or find us on Facebook to find out more.

Read about our CEO introducing the Year of the Nurse and Midwife