Call for Southwark schoolkids to design new uniform for Guy’s and St Thomas’ nurses and midwives

Josh Salisbury (22 February, 2020) Health

The winner and runner up will receive prizes for themselves and their school

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A competition has been launched for Southwark schoolkids to design a new uniform for nurses and midwives of Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.

Launched in collaboration with the Florence Nightingale museum, the competition is open to children aged between 7-11 who attend school in Southwark or Lambeth.

The theme is “a nursing uniform for our future nurses and midwives.”

The top three shortlisted entrants and their classes will be invited to a special awards ceremony, held at St Thomas’ Hospital at the end of April, where the winner will be announced.

During the ceremony, a nurse will model the design, and then it will be displayed at the Florence Nightingale museum for a week.

“We want children to know that there are no limitations on who can be a nurse or midwife and we want to inspire them to consider a nursing career at our Trust,” said the Trust’s chief nurse, Dame Eileen Sills.

“It will be really interesting to see what the children think nurses and midwives will be wearing in future.

“I want the children to use their imaginations and have lots of fun with their designs.”

The winner and runner up will receive prizes for themselves and their school. The deadline for competition entries is Friday 27 March. The awards ceremony will be held on 30 April.

To find out more details, including full competition rules, visit


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