Message from The Duchess of Cambridge: First Anniversary

The Duchess of Cambridge has today become Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), and Patron of the Nursing Now campaign Photograph by Ian Jones

Photograph by Ian Jones

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of Nursing Now, today marked the first anniversary of our global campaign with the following message: 

“I am delighted that, at the end of its first year, Nursing Now has grown internationally, with local and national groups in over 60 countries. Nurses play a vital role in health teams all around the world, and this campaign is doing an important job of raising their status and profile globally.

“The dedication and professionalism of nurses is awe-inspiring.  It is wonderful news that the World Health Organization Executive Board has announced that 2020 will be the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’. This is a fitting celebration of the 20 million nurses worldwide and we hope that more young people will be attracted into nursing careers to ensure that the principle that health is for everyone, everywhere, becomes a reality.”



Click here to watch a video of The Duchess of Cambridge’s speech at the launch of Nursing Now in February 2018.