HIS MAJESTY THE KING WILL HOST A RECEPTION AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE TO CELEBRATE NURSES AND MIDWIVES WORKING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday 14th November 2023
His Majesty The King will host a reception to celebrate nurses and midwives working in the United Kingdom. The event will form part of the NHS 75 celebrations and falls on His Majesty’s 75th birthday.
On arrival, His Majesty will greet the Secretary of State for Health, Rt. Hon. Steve Barclay; The Chief Nursing Officer of England, Dame Ruth May; the Chief Executive of NHS England, Amanda Pritchard; the Professional Regulatory Advisor for the Scottish Government, Professor Donna O’Boyle and the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland, Mary Frances McManus.
Approximately 400 nurses and midwives will attend from the multitude of backgrounds and cultures which contribute to the UK’s Health and Social Care Sector. In addition to British nurses and midwives, His Majesty will meet a selection of the 150,000 international nurses and midwives currently working in the United Kingdom including those from India, Philippines, Poland and Kenya. His Majesty will also meet refugee nurses and representatives from International Nursing and Midwifery Associations.
The reception will conclude with a surprise birthday song, performed by the NHS choir.