The Burdett Trust for Nursing

The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare.

About us

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN). The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN.

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What we do

The Burdett Trust for Nursing Trustees focus their funding on three key areas: Building nursing research capacity and capabilities; Building nurse leadership capacity and capabilities; and Supporting local nurse-led initiatives.

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“The Burdett Trust looks forward to continuing its support for nurse-led projects, working independently and with its funding partners to improve patient care.”
Alan Gibbs, Chairman of Trustees

Our values

The Trustees and staff of Burdett Trust for Nursing are committed to the ethos and principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and we strive to put these into practice in every aspect of our work. We are committed to tackling all forms of injustice and we work to recognise and address the biases and stereotypes that counter opportunity. We know that we have much to learn and we believe we owe it to the patients we serve to champion equality, value diversity and challenge power imbalances wherever we find them. Through this, we believe we can enhance excellence, innovation and creativity and fundamentally strengthen the nursing contribution to healthcare.

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Learn more about The Burdett Trust for Nursing, as well as its grant programmes and initiatives.

Video Training Hub

The Video Training Hub contains videos and 
training resources for download.

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Nursing Now

Nursing Now is a global campaign to raise the status and profile of nursing.

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Grant Programmes

Learn about our grants to help empower nurses and make significant improvements to patient care.

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