About Us

About Us

Founded in 1899 by Isla Stewart, today the League has over 2,000 members. We understand nursing, its challenges and the need for community and support.

This sense of community has enabled our league to grow from humble beginnings to one of the largest nursing leagues in the UK.

Our aims:

  • to further the best interests of nursing and the nursing profession
  • to afford mutual help and to promote social interaction
  • to promote a Benevolent fund for the benefit of League members and Barts nurses
  • to promote a scholarship fund for the benefit of League members

Every year we support nurses, new and old, with funding for further education or grants for those in need. Since our inception we’ve supported many members and plan to continue doing so well into the future. Together we are stronger.

Welcome From The President

Elizabeth Wood Dow

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the new, revamped website for the League of St Bartholomew’s Nurses.

The League was founded in 1899 and has continued to go from strength to strength. We celebrated our 120th anniversary in 2019.

There are more than 2,000 League members all over the world. We keep in touch through the annual publication of the League News, the annual All Day Meeting and various social media platforms.

Members are the heart of the League; if you are not already a member or know a Barts nurse who is not a member please complete an online application form.

One of the key aims of the League is to provide support to members so please let us know if you, or any of your Barts friends, would benefit from some support from the League. We have a benevolent fund and a scholarship fund – please use the links to get more information.

The League organises several social and regional events for members. I hope to be able to attend some of these during my term in office and look forward to meeting many of you.

This website plays a key part in communicating with members so I hope you will visit it regularly. For enquiries, comments or suggestions please contact us via email at info@bartsleagueofnurses.org or by post at the address shown on the Contact Us page.

Elizabeth Wood-Dow OBE

The League In Action

Our History

Our History

The League was founded in 1899 by Isla Stewart, who was matron at Barts from 1887 – 1910.

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Barts Square

What we do

We provide community as well as financial help and support for Barts nurses.

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Committee Members

Committee Members

We have an active committee dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all members.

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