The London Network for Nurses and Midwives was set up in 1999 by Christine Beasley (the Chief Nursing Officer at that time). The purpose of the network was to bring specialist nurses, midwives and health visitors together to influence health policy pan London. When it was originally set up there were a large number of clinical specialty groups in operation (initially there were 17 groups). This wider London Network remained fully active until 2006, but was then run down, and formally ceased to exist in 2015 after funding for the wider network stopped.
The London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness group however continues to meet, and be successful, and has adopted the LNNM name.