Notes to editors
- If you would like to attend the reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Burdett Trust for Nursing and the launch of the ‘Identifying good practice in the business of caring’ programme please rsvp to Shirley Baines on o20 7597 3060.
- Trusts involved in the first wave of the programme include: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Cornwall Partnership Trust, Leeds PCT, Stockport PCT, Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland.
- The King’s Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through funding. We are a major resource to people working in health and social care, offering leadership development programmes; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; and conference and meeting facilities.
- The Burdett Trust for Nursing was formed five years ago when the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses agreed to transfer all of its property, rights, assets, liabilities and obligations to Liverpool Victoria Life Company Limited. This resulted in the sum of £47.3 million being paid to the newly formed charitable trust on 7 January 2002. This event marks the Trust’s fifth anniversary and provides an opportunity to take pride in its achievements and to look to the future, consolidating its position as one of the country’s leading nursing charities. The Trust targets its grants at projects that are nurse-led and focused on supporting the nursing contribution to health care. It aims to use its funds to empower nurses and through this to make significant improvements to the patient care environment.