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Reasons to choose Team NUH

There are so many reasons to choose ‘Team NUH’ as the place to start or take your next step on your NHS career.

Who better to share those than our colleagues who are making a difference to lives every day? So we asked them to tell us their reasons – there were quite a few. More than 70 actually.

They told us they are proud of our commitment to patient safety and the fact we’re a leader in clinical excellence and outcomes; they enjoy being part of a busy dynamic Trust. They are excited by our role in research and innovation, having the chance to work with world leading clinical experts using state-of-the-art facilities and being at the forefront of utilising technology to improve patient care.

There's so many reasons to choose NUH, what will yours be?

70 Reasons


  1. Award-winning staff wellbeing programme
  2. Advanced research and innovation  
  3. A leader in openness and transparency – our staff are the stars of BBC’s ‘Hospital’
  4. Ambitious for our patients and their families
  5. We listen to our patients and staff
  6. Extensive medical training opportunities
  7. Decision-making close to the front line through the most established Shared Governance programme in the country  
  8. Outstanding leaders, at every level
  9. We offer a 12 month Preceptorship manager support for new imaging graduates  
  10. Great team spirit #TeamNUH
  11. A diverse pathology team, ranging from Medical, Laboratory Assistants, to Biomedical Scientists, to Consultants    
  12. Nottingham is rated one of the top 10 places to bring up a family
  13. We’re working closely with schools of pharmacy across the UK to support new and existing team members    
  14. We have national and international experts in all healthcare science professions   
  15. Home to the region’s Major Trauma Centre
  16. We’re busy, ambitious and dynamic – never dull
  17. We’re a centre of excellence for nursing and midwifery education , training and research  
  18. Advanced practice and consultant level healthcare scientist roles across the all specialisms   
  19. Generous staff discount schemes with Boots and other local companies
  20. Bespoke clinical posts to support career progression  
  21. An award winning approach to patient safety
  22. We are on our Magnet journey  
  23. Our Pathology Service is proud of being an important part of a large teaching hospital and the endless opportunities this brings     
  24. A Junior Doctor coordinator – one of the only ones in the UK  
  25. You can make a difference to our local communities every day  
  26. Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission
  27. We have an excellent acute care skills course and preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses   
  28. A regional centre of excellence
  29. Healthcare scientists working at the limits of science to improve health and save lives   
  30. A wide range of radiology opportunities working in regional neurosciences, trauma, emergency and Nottingham Children's Hospital  
  31. Excellent opportunities to develop non-clinical interests including teaching, research, leadership  
  32. Multiple entry levels and recognition of existing skills for healthcare scientists  
  33. Unrivalled opportunities for you to develop your nursing career  
  34. We have a top-rated radiology department - winning Society of Radiography Awards
  35. State-of-the art clinical skills and simulation facilities to support leading teaching and training  
  36. Career frameworks supporting scientists to move from the bottom of the ladder to the very top.   
  37. Our pathology Team provides vital support to our East Midlands Major Trauma Centre and Trauma network    
  38. We have a national and international reputation for many specialist services
  39. We provide pharmacy and medicine support and treatments for rare and complex conditions    
  40. We value, recognise and celebrate our staff
  41. We’re a centre of excellence for medical education and training  
  42. Nottingham is a sporting dream, with Trent Bridge, Notts County, Nottingham Forest and the Panthers all our home teams
  43. We provide bespoke support to those returning to imaging practice and overseas staff  
  44. We offer generous staff benefits and rewards
  45. Newly-qualified nurses do an 18 month rotational post to experience different clinical specialties  
  46. We believe in decision-making close to the front line
  47. Excellent track record for preparing doctors for future careers  
  48. We have an on-site pharmacy manufacturing unit to create specialist medicines for patients and clinical trials    
  49. Home to some of the world’s leading clinicians and experts
  50. Integrated medical school helping learning to flourish  
  51. Some of the country’s strongest clinical outcomes
  52. At the forefront of using technology to improve patient care
  53. 25% of Nottingham is made up of green spaces and parks
  54. We’re home to the first NHS Trust led Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence in the country 
  55. Excellent undergraduate and post-graduate learning
  56. Healthcare Science careers across 23 specialisms   
  57. Highly commended for medical training and pastoral support  
  58. We have a fast-paced Pathology Service supporting frontline care    
  59. Rated ‘Outstanding’ in ‘Well Led’ by the CQC
  60. Autonomy, flexibility, caring. Being a nurse at NUH combines them all  
  61. Imaging career and development opportunities across all modalities, as an advanced practitioner, team leadership and management, teaching, audit, research and innovation  
  62. We play an essential role setting up of clinical trials and research to support future patient care    
  63. Nottingham is a great location – with the Peak District, London and Birmingham all easy to reach
  64. Our Radiology Service is working towards ISAS accreditation and has a strong focus on patient safety and quality of care  
  65. Largest teaching hospital in the region, with big opportunities
  66. Nottingham has the third largest independent bar and restaurant scene in the country
  67. Career opportunities across a range a clinical specialties
  68. We provide excellent pathology training and support    
  69. Home to the Nottingham Children’s Hospital
  70. Committed to increasing apprenticeship opportunities

    Why stop at 70! There are many more reasont to join Team NUH:
  71. We believe in developing our staff to retain and grow the best workforce
  72. We value our volunteers and all they do for our patients and staff
  73. We care about the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff
  74. Our dedicated physios provide treatments to keep our staff moving
  75. We recognise that good care relies on everyone
  76. Nottingham has the best transport system in the UK
  77. Nottingham is the birth place of great ideas and innovation  - #endpjparalysis, MRI, ibuprofen
  78. We believe everyone’s contribution matters
  79. Nottingham is home to BioCity – one of the top 15 biotech incubators in the UK
  80. Nottingham is the top city in the UK to make your salary go further
  81. Nottingham is home to Hockley – one of the 20 best cultural places to live
  82. Nottingham is home to one of the world’s top universities – University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, University of the Year 2017 in the Times Higher Education Awards.
  83. We treat every colleague as an individual
  84. We believe the small things matter
  85. Nottingham is  steeped in history – Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle
  86. There’s always something happening  in Nottingham – for all tastes and ages
  87. We value the contribution of our charity partners
  88. We are the most research active Trust outside of London, Cambridge and Oxford
  89. People who come to work here say it’s the friendliest trust they have worked in
  90. We want people to have fun at work
  91. Only Trust in England to have a hospital connected by tram
  92. Our staff go the extra mile

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