Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the Nursing Registration Act 1919. A native Cherry Tree was planted by Peter Weller, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions on the Tameside Hospital site to mark the occasion. The tree symbolises the care and devotion of nurses to the people of Tameside & Glossop over the last 100 years and, as it grows, will continue to symbolise nursing as the root of healthcare within Tameside & Glossop.
A former Matron of the ‘Lakes Hospital’ (now Tameside Hospital), Charlotte Seymour-Yapp, campaigned for Nurse Registration and was the fifth person whose name was entered onto the Nursing Register when it went live on 23rd December 1919. She fiercely championed the registration of nurses in order to improve care perceived by patients and hold nurses to account for the delivery of poor care.
2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and the World Health Organisation’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In 2020 we'll celebrate the depth of diversity within Nursing and Midwifery and further enhance the professional image of nurses and midwives.