UCH London Nurses' Charity
The UCH London Nurses’ Charity is a non-profit making organisation for all nurses past and present of University College London Hospital. You can become an associate member if you trained at the ‘old’ UCH, were a student nurse at UCLH or worked or work at UCLH now. The UCH London Nurses’ Charity is run by Trustees who are all volunteers and we’re always looking for new members of UCLH to join them in trustee work.
The Aims (objects) of UCH London Nurses' Charity
To advance the health of patients being cared for in hospital and in the
community. Advancing the education of associate members by providing grants
Providing a network to assist associate members to communicate with each other.
The relief of poverty and financial hardship among associate members of
the Charity by providing grants, items and services to those in need.
Joining the Charity
Becoming an associate of the UCH London Nurses’ Charity entitles you to the annual magazine which publishes updates on the work of the Charity, hospital, colleagues, and friends. It also publishes details of biannual Charity functions.
We charge £20 per year for an annual associate membership.
Please renew your membership
A reminder to all Associate Members that it’s time to renew your membership.
Our UCH London Nurses’ Charity office
The UCH London Nurses’ Charity office will no longer be manned on a regular basis but all post is received and opened. Please do not ring but use our contact form to communicate with the trustees. The Secretary and the Administrative Assistant will respond to any messages via the contact form.
Members of the Benevolent Fund Committee are contacting those of our older associates regularly, who expressed a wish to be contacted.
If you know of an associate member who does not have access to email, please write to them to inform them that the office is not manned regularly and suggest/advise that they contact the Benevolent Fund Chair Dr Anne Arber by post at the Charity office address:
UCH London Nurses’ Charity
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Trust Headquarters 2nd floor Central,
250 Euston Road,
London NW1 2PG
Associates have now joined The UCH London Nurses' Charity
Our Mission & Vision
The UCH London Nurses’ Charity help maintain a strong professional bond with nursing colleagues
Associate membership of the UCH London Nurses’ Charity works to maintain a strong professional bond with nursing colleagues and a link between the past and the present through social events, news and articles.
A day in the life of UCLH
A short film
A short film showcasing some of the services at the hospitals run by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Educational Grants and Scholarships
The Charity offers two sources of grants to Associate Members looking to undertake further study.
Janet Hull Memorial Fund Travel Scholarship and Education Fund Grants.
From the Chair of UCH London Nurses’ Charity, Professor Helen Allan
Welcome to the UCH London Nurses Charity website.
This is my fifth year as Chair of UCH London Nurses’ Charity. My thanks to the trustees, members of the Benevolent Fund Committee and volunteers without whose work the charity would not continue. Our work has been successful over 2023, we continue to award education and benevolent fund grants, we have good liaison with UCLH and our media presence on the website and Facebook is impressive with online sales increasing. Please do contact me about the Charity especially if you’d like to become involved.
Please click the button below for my full report made to the Annual Charity Meeting.
About our Chair
I was in Set 214 at University College Hospital, and registered as a nurse in 1978. I worked for 13 years in acute care, spending 10 months in Orthopaedics at Kings College Hospital London, doing my ICU course at Guys Hospital, and then spending six years as a ward sister in intensive care/5.1 at UCH. I left in 1987 and completed a BSc Sociology at the London School of Economics, London University. I then trained as a nurse teacher and taught social sciences and nursing at Bloomsbury College of Nursing & Midwifery and then at the Royal College of Nursing Institute. I completed my PhD in Nursing part time at Manchester University in 2000. For many years I worked with Professor Pam Smith at the University of Surrey in the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education, becoming Director of the Centre until 2012. I have held Chairs at the Universities of Surrey, York and since 2014 at Middlesex University. I use feminist research methodologies, qualitative and mixed methods and action research. My research and practice interests include nursing education, practice learning, health care organisations and reproductive technologies, women’s health and midwifery.
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Join Us At Our Next Event!
Annual lecture, lunch and ACM
Saturday 20th April 2024
Annual lecture, lunch and ACM (annual charity meeting) will be on Saturday 20th April at the Radisson Grafton Hotel on Tottenham Court Road.
Tickets are on sale now.
How We Help
Find out more about our Funds
The aim of the fund is to assist associate members with grants for professional and postgraduate education. This might take the form of a recognised course, a study tour or an educational project that could help the associate member with their career.
The Fund is a restricted fund held by the Charity and it is managed by the volunteer trustees of the Charity. It is available for associate members of the Charity who are in need of financial assistance in a period of hardship due to ill health, accident or disability.
This fund was established in 1979/80 in memory of Janet Hull, a UCH student and staff nurse who died tragically in a road accident. Her parents took the initiative to create a memorial fund to help UCH nurses with travel costs in pursuit of professional nursing studies.
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Your Charity News and Articles
This is my fifth report as Chair of UCH London Nurses’ Charity. My thanks to the trustees, members of the Benevolent Fund Committee and volunteers without whose work the charity would not continue.
Our work has been successful over 2023, we continue to award education and benevolent fund grants, we have good liaison with UCLH
It didn’t cross my mind that a lovely sunny lunch with friends we hadn’t seen for several years during the summer of 2022 would lead to proofreading the UCH London Nurses’Charity magazine, involvement with the benevolent fund committee and attending the Annual Study Day and Charity Meeting! The repercussions of a reunion with wine can be significant.
The Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service will be taking place on 16 May at St Paul’s Cathedral at 17.00.
This year sees a change in the venue from Westminster Abbey to St Paul’s due to the coronation of King Charles III, also taking place in May.