Who We Are?

Nepalese Nursing Association UK is a charity organisation based in UK, which works for the betterment of migrant Nepalese nurses in the UK and towards the integration of migrant communities in the UK through health equalities initiatives. We also work for betterment of health standards in Nepal through our partner organisations there.

Nepalese Nursing Association UK was started as a community organisation to support newly immigrated Nepalese nurses in the UK in 2008. A group of nurses formed formal committee with Mrs Ajita Simkhada as the Founding President. Since then, the organisation has evolved and transformed under various leadership. Our past President include Mrs Shanta Sangraula, Mr Basu Lamichhane, Mrs Sushila Karki and Mrs Prasuna Kadel. (Please Click here to see full list of previous executive committees.) Our current President is Mr Binodbikash Simkhada.

Ajita Simkhada

From its initial days, NNAUK have also actively raised funds and supported various causes in Nepal and the United Kingdom. NNAUK have also contributed to Nepal during the time of disasters: earthquake of 2015, tornado of 2019, COVID19 pandemic of 2020. From its establishment, till the end of 2020, NNAUK has raised over £100,000 for various causes. To make our charitable arm more active and compliant, we got registered as a UK charity in 2016. (Click here to see list of trustees) We have built birthing centres, schools buildings and supported many individual causes since our establishment. Our current birthing centre project in Pattharkhola, Jumla is fully functional and being supported now to become self sustainable before it is handed to local authority in 2022. (Click here to read about our birthing centre)

It is estimated that there are currently over 5000 nurses of Nepali origin living and working in the UK. NNAUK aims to unite all Nepalese nurses and other health care professionals. We work closely with various Nepali organisations like Nepali Embassy UK, NRNA UK, NDA UK, FNJ UK and Tamu Dhee UK to raise health awareness among Nepali people in the UK.

In its initial days, NNAUK focused on improving working conditions of Nepalese nurses who arrived in the UK and helping them settle in their job and in the society. The main ethos of the organisation remain the same. NNAUK has evolved since and now has also got various empowerment programmes to enable nurses achieve higher goals in their career and serve as registered charity.