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Developing you

At NUH we encourage our employees to take ownership of their careers and strive for personal excellence in all they do. We have been recognised nationally for our programme work for improving staff experience


Welcoming you to NUH

As a new employee of Nottingham University Hospitals you will be given a well-planned induction. We believe it is important that you have time to settle into the organisation and to be effectively introduced to your work and your colleagues. It is also vital that you understand the culture of the organisation together with the relevant policies and procedures, which will keep you, your colleagues and our patients safe. An organised induction process ensures that you settle in as quickly as possible and that you feel equipped to take on your role in your team or department. Your induction will consist of:

  • A corporate welcome
  • The Nursing, Midwifery and ODP Professional Induction
  • Local inductions

If you are newly qualified nurse or midwife we offer a robust and innovative Preceptorship Programme. Our Healthcare Assistants / Maternity Support Workers joining the Trust are supported with a two week academy programme.

Building Your Clinical Skills

NUH has the very latest technology and experienced staff to help train and develop you as a clinician. We are keen to support our nurses and midwives to expand on their roles and enhance their skills. You can undertake our NUH Working in New Ways packages which enable a role expansion in practice.

We offer a 7 day Acute Care Skills Foundation Programme within the first six months for newly qualified or staff who have not worked in acute care within the past three years.  We also have a wide range of in-house study days on offer such as pain management, end of life care and medical devices, going on throughout NUH.

Shared Governance – helping to develop the leader in you

We are home to the most advanced programme of Shared Governance in any UK hospital. Shared Governance places power in the hands of frontline nurses and midwives, giving them the chance to influence decision-making as close to patients as possible. Nurses and midwives and unregistered support staff can get involved in our unit practice councils.

Our Band 6 Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse Leadership Programme has been designed to support the development of clinical leadership potential at ward level in order to have a positive experience on patient safety, outcomes and experience.

We’re also very fortunate to have the NUH Academy and you can browse courses to support you as a nurse or midwife leader if you are part of #TeamNUH.

Research & Further Education Opportunities

Nurses and midwives at NUH are in an ideal position to contribute to, and conduct high quality research. In doing this they can continue to contribute to the generation of knowledge that benefits patients. Our unique Evidence in Nursing course is a practically focused programme in which you can implement an evidence based project in your clinical area. The course includes sessions on developing and structuring a clinical question, searching and appraising the literature, implementing and evaluating existing research. You will come away with your knowledge and skills enhanced around evidence based practice.

We also support our nurses and midwives to undertake further education and training through our local higher education institutes via the Learning Beyond Registration programme.

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