Celebrating palliative nursing

Find out how you can get involved in celebrating nursing in end of life care

To mark both the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, St Christopher’s will be celebrating palliative nursing throughout 2020.

Nursing in palliative and end of life care has a rich history and remains a central element of its delivery. We want to shine a light on its contribution past and present, and consider its future shape so that it remains pertinent, visible and impactful.

How to get involved

Nominate a pioneering nurse!

We need your help to identify and connect with pioneering nurses.

If you have worked with an inspirational nurse involved in palliative or end of life care, we would love to hear from you.

Nominate now

Rising to the challenge in nursing

Attend our conference 'Rising to the Challenge in Nursing'

5 May 2020 at King’s College Hospital, London

Join some of our most respected contemporary thinkers and practitioners to discuss how we can provoke change for the better in end of life care.

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Patient and nurse

Read our latest article

The nurse as guardian to their patients’ personhood

Heather Richardson reflects on the unique contribution of nurses to end of life care.

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Our aims


Identify and showcase present-day pioneers in palliative nursing who can encourage and inspire other nurses

Explore a contemporary model of palliative nursing and bringing nurses together who are passionate about nursing at the end of life

Start thought-provoking conversations and debate about the unique contribution of nursing at the end of life.