An Introduction to the GNCT

The General Nursing Council for England & Wales Trust (GNCT) seeks to promote the development of nursing for the benefit of society.

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.


What We Do

The GNCT funds research to enhance the practice and profession of nursing. 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.  The GNCT is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non commercial Partner .This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support .


Latest News

The Trustees are pleased to announced that Dr Susan Procter was elected as the new Chair of the GNCT in December.

The GNCT would like to thank our former Chair, Professor Kate Gerrish CBE, for her support and leadership as both Chair, and as Trustee for 11 years.

We’d also like to thank out-going Trustee Professor Janice Sigsworth CBE for all her support of the charity and clinical perspectives.

Our funding call for 2024 closes on 18 March 2024. 

Applications are invited which explore the role nursing can play in addressing health inequalities and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours. Further details can be found on the Grants page.