10 April 2013

Dot Chadwick and colleague and long standing Member of Friends of African Nursing, Alison Herbert set off last weekend to Lesotho. They are going to be delivering a new programme, as requested by the Ministry of Health and the nurses on Anaesthetic, Recovery and Rescusitation skills and knowledge. They will be in Maseru for a week and hope to be delivering this programme to 25 delegates from hospitals all around Lesotho. 

They have an opportunity to visit the newly opened Referral Hospital in the capital, during the week. 

More news soon...... please keep checking back. 

News 2019

FEB 21 2019 - FoAN Fundraising

Fundraising Efforts Are All around Us Currently. Trustees Are Involved In New To You Sale In Yorkshire, A Tea Dance, A Coffee Morning In Eastleigh And Further Ahead One Of Our Members Is Limbering Up To Run The Edi..

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MAR 25 2019 - New To You Sale In Thorner

Friends Of African Nursing Teamed Up With Yorkshire Breast Cancer Haven To Run A New To You Sale In The Village And Have Raised The Roof With New Funds To Be Shared Equally. The Final Total Is Not Yet Certain But Both Charit..

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News 2018

JAN 09 2018 - FoAN Is On Our Travels Again!

Ghana Visit

We Are Excited To Be Travelling To Ghana On Saturday To Run A Programme In Conjunction With The Medical And Surgical Skills Institute In Accra. We Will Be Delivering A Tw..

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FEB 20 2018 - Ghana Visit 2018

Successful Visit To Ghana!

Diane Gilmour And Kate Woodhead, Together With Colleague Mary Knight From FoAN Canada Returned Safely Home Having Run The Programme In C..

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MAY 21 2018 - Notification Of Our Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

The Gdpr Regulations Come Into Force On 25 May And To Ensure That We Take Your Data Privacy Seriously, We Have Re..

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SEP 18 2018 - Exciting News For FoAN

We Are Pleased To Announce A Collaboration With Scottish Charity Kids OR Which Will See Us All Over The Continent Delivering Education After Installations Or Refurbishments Of Childrens Operating Theatres. 

We A..

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News 2017

FEB 10 2017 - Joint Event With The Association For Perioperative Practice

On Saturday 1 April We Have A Joint Study Event With AfPP. We Have A Great Programme, A Couple Of Workshops And Some Top Line Speakers. 

Do Come And Join Us !

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MAR 24 2017 - Postponed Study Day

Sadly We Have Had To Put Off The Study Day In Brimingham, Due To Factors Beyond Out Control. 

We Hope This Has Not Inconvenienced Too Many People. We Hope To Schedule Analrernative Event Before Too Long.  <..

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MAY 17 2017 - Lesotho Visit 2017

The Team Of Dot Chadwick, Trustee And Alison Herbert Have Recently Returned From A Highly Successful Visit To Lesotho. They Were Teaching Nurses Anaesthetic , Recovery And Rescusitation Skills. The Nurses Were Completely Fun..

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JUL 19 2017 - See You At The AfPP Residential!

We Are Delighted To Once Again Have A Stand At The Residential Meeting Of AfPP - Their Annual Meeting For Education And Professional Development. Dot And Kate Have A Workshop As Well As A Stand And Look Forward To Seei..

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OCT 30 2017 - FoAN Regular Meeting

Meeting Held On Skype

We Had A Good Meeting On Saturday And Time To Discuss The Plans For Next Year. There Is More Organising To Do And So..

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News 2016

FEB 26 2016 - FoANs Birthday Celebrations

We Are Very Happy To Say That Friends Of African Nursing Is Celebrating It's 15th Anniversary In 2016. Lesley Fudge And Kate Woodhead Founded The Organisation And With The Help And Support Of Many Others In The Intervenin..

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JUL 20 2016 - Birthday Celebrations In Africa

We Are Looking Forward To Seeing Colleagues Invited To Attend Our Fifteenth Birthday Celebrations Which Will Be Held At The Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre On Nairobi University Campus On Thursday 4th August. A Big Thank You ..

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AUG 11 2016 - Birthday Party In Nairobi

Last Week In Nairobi, We Had A Splendid Birthday Party To Celebrate The 15 Anniversary Of The Charity. Hosted By Phillips Africa Ltd And Our Good Friends From That Organisation, We Met At Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre. 

It Was A Great ..

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News 2015

JAN 14 2015 - Sad News From Tanzania

We Learnt Recently Of The Sad Death From Cancer Of The Chief Nurse Of Tanzania, Clavery Mpandana. He Was A Friend Of FoANs Having Visited A Couple Of The Courses We Were Running In Tanzania And We Are Thinking Of His Family ..

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FEB 12 2015 - Online Education Is Launched Today!

 Today, 12 February, Friends Of African Nursing And Wellards Are Launching The First Sessions Of Online Education For African Nurses.

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MAR 08 2015 - Preparing To Visit Malawi

Diane Gilmour, Kate Woodhead Trustees, And FoAN Facilitator Stephanie Freeman Are Preparing To Run A Programme In Lilongwe From Monday 16 March. We Will Be Assisting The Delegates To Devise National Standards For Use I..

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APR 03 2015 - Visit To Malawi

Diane, Kate And Stephanie Returned Recently From A Visit To Malawi Where In The Capital Lilongwe There Were 18 Delegates Waiting To Devise Some Standard For Theatre Practice. 

The Visit ..

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JUL 07 2015 - Exciting News

The First Perioperative HERO Awards In Europe

On July 1st FoAN Was Excited And Thrilled To Discover That Two Of The Five European Perioperative Heros (as Nominated And Voted For By Colleagues And Peer..

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NOV 26 2015 - Presentation To Turkish Surgical And Perioperative Nurses Organisation

Sincere Thanks

FoAN Would Like To Thank The Turkish Perioperative Nurses Association For Their Support To Kate Woodhead, Who Recently Made A Presentation To Their Conference On The W..

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News 2014

FEB 04 2014 - Return From Ghana

We Have Recently Returned From A Successful Visit To The Medical And Surgical Skills Institute In Accra, Ghana. We Delivered A Leadership Programme To A Group Of 28 Senior Nursing Leaders From Hospitals Around Ghana. 

It Has Evaluated V..

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JUN 05 2014 - Friends Of African Nursing Trustee Meeting

Friends Of African Nursing Trustees Are To Meet For Their Summer Meeting And AGM on Friday June 20 In Diane Gilmour's House In Crawley. We Have A Packed Agenda For Both Meetings And Hope That We have Sufficie..

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JUL 22 2014 - Recent Meeting

We Had A Terrfic Meeting In Sussex Recently And Have Put Some Detail On The Plans For 2014 And Next Years' Online Education. We Have Developed a Plan For Action Between Now And February 2015, When We Will Officially Lau..

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OCT 12 2014 - Visit To The Seychelles

Lesley And Kate Spent A Week In The Seychelles Doing A Variety Of Different Projects - Some Training With Sterile Services, Some facilitation of Perioperative Nurses To Develop A Perioperative Care Plan, An Audit O..

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News 2013

MAY 11 2013 - FoAN Canada

During A Recent ORNAC Conference In Ottawa Canada, Kate Was Able To Hear A Presentation On FoAN Canada's Visit With FoAN UK To Botswana In 2012. She Also Attended The First Annual Meeting Of FoAN Canada Since They Received Their Charity Status, Brin..

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MAY 16 2013 - European Operating Room Nurses Association

EORNA Have Recently Voted Unanimously Agreed To Support And Promote FoAN - To That End They Have Placed Our Logo, Fundraising Pack And Brochure On Their Website We Thank Them For This Support And Look Forward To Discussing The Details O..

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AUG 11 2013 - Friends Of African Nursing At Avon Bulbs

Avon Bulb Nursery In Somerset are Holding An Event To Assist Us To Raise Funds! 


The Day Will Begin At 10.30am With A Coffee And General Welcome From Chris Ireland Jo..

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MAY 11 2013 - A Successful Visit To Lesotho

Dot And Alison Have Returned From Lesotho Following Successful Delivery Of A New Programme On Anaesthetics, Recovery And Resuscitation. It Evaluated Very Well And A Report Will Follow. Thank You To Them For All Their Hard Work. Thanks Also To The Mi..

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APR 10 2013 - New Programme For Lesotho

Dot Chadwick And Colleague And Long Standing Member Of Friends Of African Nursing, Alison Herbert Set Off Last Weekend To Lesotho. They Are Going To Be Delivering A New Programme, As Requested By The Ministry Of Health And The Nurses On Anaesthetic,..

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