Reasons to join Team NUH

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

This year the NHS is marking 70 years, so we asked our colleagues to give us 70 reasons why they enjoy being part of Team NUH. We asked for 70  and we got even more.

They told us they are proud of our commitment to patient safety and the fact that we’re a leader in clinical excellence and outcomes; they enjoy being part of a busy, dynamic Trust. They are excited to make important contributions to the next generation through teaching, research and innovation; working with world leading clinical experts using state-of-the-art facilities and being at the forefront of utilising technology to improve patient care.

There are so many reasons to join Team NUH. Which one will you choose?

70 Reasons


  1. Award-winning staff wellbeing programme
  2. World-leading clinical research and innovation
  3. We are the Hospital. We opened our doors to BBC' Two documentary '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 our advanced Shared Governance programme
  8. Outstanding leaders, at every level
  9. We offer a 12 month Preceptorship support for new imaging graduates  
  10. Great spirit #TeamNUH
  11. A diverse pathology team, ranging from 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 practitioner 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. Award winning approach to patient safety
  22. We are on our Magnet journey to nursing excellence
  23. Being part of a large teaching hospital gives our pathology teams even greater opportunities   
  24. We are only a few hospitals with a Junior Doctors coordinator   
  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 and preceptorship programme for newly-qualified nurses
  28. We are a regional centre of excellence for a number of specialties 
  29. Our healthcare scientists are breaking new ground to improve health and save lives.
  30. A wide range of radiology opportunities working in regional centres for neurosciences, trauma, emergency medicine and paediatrics  
  31. Excellent opportunities to develop non-clinical skillsincluding 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. Society of Radiography award-winning radiology services
  35. State-of-the-art clinical skills and simulation facilities to support teaching and training  
  36. Career frameworks supporting scientists to move from the bottom of the career ladder to the very top   
  37. Our pathology teams provide vital support to the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre based at QMC    
  38. We have a national and international reputation for many specialist services
  39. We provide pharmacy and medicine support 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 dream for sports fans –  our home teams include Nottinghamshire County Cricket, Notts County, Nottingham Forest and Nottingham Panthers
  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 rotation to experience different clinical specialties  
  46.  We host the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facilities
  47. Excellent track record for preparing doctors for future careers  
  48. We have an on-site pharmacy manufacturing unit creating specialist medicines for 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. We are 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 
  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 careers include advanced practitioner, team leadership and management, teaching, audit, research and innovation  
  62. We specialise in translational clinical research from early phase trials to international studies    
  63. There’s so much great countryside on our doorstep - the Peak District, Sherwood Forest, Rutland Water and the Lincolnshire coast
  64. Our Radiology Service is working towards ISAS accreditation and has a strong focus on patient safety and quality of care  
  65. We are the 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. We’re home to the Nottingham Children’s Hospital
  70. Committed to increasing apprenticeship opportunities

    Why stop at 70! There are many more reasons 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. Dedicated physiotherapists keep our staff moving
  74. We recognise that good care relies on great teamwork
  75. Nottingham has one of the best public transport systems
  76. Nottingham is the home of MRI and continues to lead the world in imaging research and technology
  77. Nottingham has one of the fastest growing life sciences industries in the UK
  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’s universities are world class – the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, University of the Year 2017 in the Times Higher Education Awards
  81. The city of Nottingham has played its part in history – King Charles started the English Civil War near Nottingham Castle
  82. We believe the small things matter
  83. Nottingham is legendary – Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle
  84. We believe the small things matter
  85. Nottingham is  steeped in history – Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle
  86. We are the most research-active Trust outside of London, Cambridge and Oxford
  87. We value the contribution of our charity partners
  88. We are the most research active Trust outside of London, Cambridge and Oxford
  89. DH Lawrence, Graham Greene, JM Barrie, Alan Sillitoe, Lord Byron, Cecil Day Lewis – Nottingham’s literary heritage makes it a fascinating placeWe want people to have fun at work
  90. Raleigh bikes were built in Nottingham – the factory is now the site of the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham

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