What We Do

The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Currently Burdett Trust for Nursing Trustees focus their funding on three key areas:

Building nursing research capacity and capabilities : supporting clinical nursing research and research addressing policy, leadership development and delivery of nursing care.

Building nurse leadership capacity and capabilities: supporting nurses in their professional development to create a cadre of excellent nursing and allied health professionals who will become leaders of the future and foster excellence and capacity-building in advancing the nursing profession.

Supporting local nurse-led initiatives: supporting nurse-led initiatives that make a difference at local level and are focused explicitly on improving care for patients and users of services.


Burdett is pleased to announce the launch today of its programme Nursing Now! - celebrated with activities and events taking place around the world including the UK, Switzerland, Jamaica, USA, Jordan and South Africa...
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