Hello and welcome to Team NUH.
You have been directed here via your welcome and offer letters and we hope to help make your journey as smooth as possible.
These pages have been designed to provide you with the documents, links and contacts to those important and mandatory elements and provide you with a checklist of what you must do before your first day, what you need to do on day 1 and what you need to do once you have started.
What you need to do as soon as possible & definitely before your first day
Complete the necessary pre-employment checks which include DBS and Occupational health. Details of the requirements are in your offer letter and the resource team can help to ensure your checks are processed before you start.
We are required to validate your original documents when you commence at NUH and you will receive details of your ID appointment in July 2020.
You also need to ensure you have completed the relevant pay forms to ensure you can be paid on time. These are included on the applicant portal.
Please complete these and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Failure to do this before you start will mean you may not be able to gain access many of our clinical areas.
Less than Full Time
If you have an agreement to work less than full time during your placement with NUH, please liaise with your rota co-ordinator to ensure your agreed hours or percentage reflects your rota line. For any less than full time queries please contact LTFTQueries@nuh.nhs.uk
Return to Training
If you are due to return from parental leave or OOP or any time out of practice for more than three months, please email suppoRTT@nuh.nhs.uk so that we can put the right support in place for your return.
What you may wish to do before your first day
Car parking permits
We would like to give you the opportunity to apply for a car parking permit before you start work. This will enable the Car Parking Team to process your application in time for your first day.
You can apply for a permit at QMC, City Hospital or both campuses. You will need to submit an application via Indigo. Click here to go to the application site. Please use your national insurance number in place of your assignment number on the application.
Click here for further information about parking permits and the Trust's Travel Better scheme.
Please bear in mind that parking on both sites (particularly QMC) is limited, even if you have a permit parking on both sites. It may be more timely to park at the Park and Ride and travel in. You can find more information about the P&R here.
If you require access to the Doctor's Mess please contact MessApplications@nuh.nhs.uk.
Junior Doctors Co-ordinators
F1-CT2 for medical specialties at QMC
F1-CT2 for medical specialties at City
Registrars – Medical Specialties at QMC and City, and Renal, Haematology and Oncology,
Critical Care and Radiology
Surgical Specialties at QMC, Elective Orthopaedics and Neurology
Surgical Specialties at City (exc.Elective Ortho)
Obs & Gynae
Ophthalmology, ENT, Maxillofacial, Neurosurgery, Immunology, Microbiology, Histopathology
- QMC - Pauline Campbell
- City - Vanessa Bacon
Your first day at NUH
On your first day at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts you are required to attend our virtual welcome.
We will confirm the details nearer your start date along with detail of your ID check appointment.
Making the most of the induction materials and events provided for you will make a big difference to your early weeks of working at NUH. There are three aspects to our induction:
- Mandatory training - It is important your mandatory training is up to date as this enables the Trust to stay insured for the work you provide and provides important information to keep you, your patients, their carers and other staff safe. There are two aspects to mandatory training; online and face to face training including resuscitation and manual handling. Please make sure you complete the required training on the applicant portal, ideally before you start but certainly within the first month, as this contains lots of important information you will need if you are to work effectively at NUH. There is some time on your first day for this depending on which session you are in for our virtual welcome.
- Team NUH Doctors' Induction - You must ensure you attend your virtual welcome. This will give you some insights into how NUH works as an organisation and provides key information for you as a doctor in training with us.
Your new specialty will provide a local induction. Your rota coordinator will be able to provide further details including information about your local departmental inductions.
Your employment with NUH
Once you have started in post, NUH is committed to you and your experiences. Our relationship is key to us both achieving our outcome, therefore it is important that you are fully aware of the requirements of your post and that you are signposted correctly. Below are a few sign posts which will help you along your journey with team NUH.
We need to be able to keep in touch with you. You will be provided with a NUH email address for your time with us. Please ensure that you check this account regularly as this will give you access to the weekly Trust Briefing and important education and safety announcements. This is the address we will use to contact you.
You will be allocated a Clinical and/or Educational Supervisor and they will discuss your personal development plan with you. Make sure you meet with them formally at the start, during and at the end of your post to get the most out of the opportunities we have at NUH.
Treatment Centre access
If you are working in any of the following specialties at the QMC, the likelihood is that you will be spending some of your time working over in the Treatment Centre:
- Respiratory medicine
- Vascular surgery
- General surgery
Although the TC is run and managed by Circle Partnership, a private sector company, the majority of clinical staff working in the TC are from Nottingham University Hospitals providing services there on a secondment basis for all or part of their time depending on the clinical specialty.
To enable our staff to be seconded to work in the Treatment Centre, we have to demonstrate to the Care Quality Commission (previously 'The Healthcare Commission') that our staff are fit for purpose. This involves ensuring several key things are in place. Please ensure you read the information below and contact email@example.com if needed. These checks are as follows:
Enhanced DBS clearance
You will need an enhanced DBS check undertaken by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (or a previous NHS Trust within the last three years). This should already have been done as part of your recruitment process, or currently being carried out by your HR co-ordinator. If not, please let us know.
The minimum requirement for this to work in the TC is BLS, although NUH requires an annual AMLS (Adult Medical Life Support) update for doctors. Please let us know the date you last did your resuscitation training and at what level (ALS/BLS/AMLS).
Manual handling training
If you have evidence that you have attended a course on this in the past two years please send it to us. If not, you will need to attend a training session as soon as possible. Please contact the Learning Department on ext 76776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when sessions are running and to book a place. Alternatively, you can log onto your e-Learning account via www.learningatnuh.co.uk. Log on with your payroll number. If you have not logged on before the password is learning. Click on the green tab at the top, 'Role Related' and then scroll down until you can see the link ‘Manual Handling Central Assessments for Clinic based Staff’. Click the link, then Topic 1 (Central Manual Handling Assessments for Clinic Based Staff) to bring up a list of the dates the sessions are running. Click to book yourself on.
Occupational health clearance
You must have full occupational health clearance in order to work in the Treatment Centre. They can be contacted on ext 56646 if you have any questions.
ID badges and access cards are available from the Treatment Centre Main Reception, once valid clearance is received.
ID badges and access cards are available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 3pm.