What happens when the clapping stops?

On the 200th anniversary of her birth, Florence Nightingale’s achievements really resonate. Her pioneering ideas and reforms set precedent for modern nursing, through revolutionising good hygiene with handwashing to promoting the effectiveness of evidence-based healthcare, commemorating her today is more relevant than ever.Nightingale’s legacy lives on in many guises. Her work led to the founding of the nursing school at St Thomas’, developing midwifery, and the redesign of hospitals…

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