What We Do

The GNCT seeks to promote the development of nursing for the benefit of society. We do this by funding research into nursing policy and practice. The Trustees are also committed to advancing the education of student nurses and further education of Registered Nurses. We do this by funding research and through travel scholarships offered in partnership with the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Each year we issue a call for research grant applications with a specified closing date. The focus of the call changes each year. The grant process and call for 2021 is now open with a closing date of the 1st March 2021.
The specific focus of the call for 2021 is on “Learning from the Covid 19 pandemic in health and social care:implications for nursing practice”.

Applicants are encouraged to identify an appropriate research methodology to address their research question.

The GNCT fund a limited number of travel scholarships for Registered Nurses that are offered by Florence Nightingale Foundation. The Foundation issues an annual call for the scholarships. Information about travel scholarships can be found on the Florence Nightingale Foundation website.

For more information about our objectives please contact the secretary.

Who We Are

The General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust is an independent charitable trust. The Trust was set up in 1983 when the General Nursing Council for England and Wales, the regulatory body for the nursing profession in England and Wales during the preceding 60 years, was abolished under the Nurses and Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979.

The funds held by the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust were originally contributed by nurses and were transferred over to the Trust by the General Nursing Council which regulated the nursing profession in England and Wales for over 60 years.

The organisation’s investments were transferred to the GNCT and are used to generate income to support the charitable work of the Trust.

Annual Reports

CONTACT US