What do we do?


  • Financially, or as deemed necessary, assist League members who are in need of support.
  • Give Nursing Students in NHS Lothian the opportunity to apply for funding towards the cost of their self-funded clinical elective placement which they are required to undertake as part of their nursing degree programme.  This must be at a health care facility outwith NHS Lothian.
  • Support Registered Nurses-Adult Branch who have worked within NHS Lothian for a minimum of two years to fund a project they have designed with a view to improving patient care.

Breaking News

At the 2019 AGM it was agreed to widen the membership to nurses who trained at the RIE but were unable to complete their time to be awarded the Pelican Badge.  You are now welcome to join as an Associate Member for £20 joining fee.  Please download the application form.

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh History Video

Please visit our video of the  Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Pelican Nurses' League historical review.

We also have a Photograph Gallery which you will enjoy.

Pelican Nurses' Noticeboard

Please send in your contributions to our Noticeboard by letting us know what you are doing.