Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital

Nursing at Frimley Health

We’re incredibly proud of our nursing team and the amazing job they do for Frimley Health – a trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our three main hospitals at Frimley Park in Camberley, Wexham Park, in Slough, and Heatherwood in Ascot. A friendly, supportive and open culture encourages you to reach your full potential.

Our nurses enjoy a great day-to-day working experience with strong, stable leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future.

Happy staff equals great care

We believe our nurses perform best when they’re happy. That means we work

hard to make sure you feel welcome, supported and valued.

We offer a structured career pathway to follow, with our full support to
progress through the NHS bands and gain further qualifications.

Your tailored individual development plan means you really can follow the
path you choose – whether that’s pursuing your current interests or
branching off into a whole new field.

Outstanding leadership at every level
Frimley Health nurses benefit from working in a trust which enjoys strong leadership from a long-standing executive board with a clear vision for the Trust. Senior managers are visible, approachable and committed to empowering more junior members of the team to find solutions to improve patient care.

Our trust values – summarised as Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future – are embedded into everything we do and living these values in our day-to-day work gives everyone a shared sense of focus on what truly matters – the care we give our patients and the way we treat them and each other.

Career development
Providing truly outstanding care to a uniquely diverse community of patients, you’ll discover the options for personal and professional development are also varied, and equally excellent. Here, your tailored, individual development plan means you really can follow the path you choose – whether that’s pursuing your current interests or branching off into a whole new field. With so many and varied departments across three different sites there is much more scope to develop your career with us.

Strong support
Our nursing teams benefit from a strong support framework and a lively social network, so every aspect of your day will be fulfilling. We have a strong team of healthcare assistants who work hand-in-hand with nurses – freeing up your time to concentrate on the most important priorities. And with our pioneering history, international reputation for research and love of cutting edge technology, you can be sure you’ll enjoy the freedom to be innovative, and have a real say in developing new ways of working. In fact, we expect nothing less.

We’re a trust that stands out in many ways as an employer. When you visit our hospitals you can feel something special about the surroundings, the people and the culture.

We know just how important our employees are to what we do. So, we’ve worked hard to create a trust where you will know you are valued, respected and rewarded. There’s no better place to take your career forward, however you see your future.

Clinical excellence

As a team we’re driven by our focus on the very best in patient care. We want our trust to set the standard for others to follow – this is a place where you can take genuine pride in the services and treatment the team offers.

Our aim is to deliver genuine clinical excellence by sharing best practice effectively across our sites while strengthening leadership and management. Through leading-edge diagnostics and techniques we’re taking a first class, consultant-led approach to NHS healthcare. Our values guide us and act as a constant reminder of the need for excellence.

It’s an exciting time to join as we’re extending our services and building our resources. The trust already has several specialist acute services – and we’re looking to develop high quality new ones. We will continue to work in and with our communities to deliver quality care in a local setting. The whole team is ready to face the future with a continued focus on efficiency and improved service delivery.

In 2014 Frimley Park Hospital was the first to be awarded outstanding status in the new Care Quality Commission ratings.

“When we (CQC) inspected Frimley Park Hospital, we found the vast majority of care to be outstanding. Even where we rated services as good, these were found to be towards the upper end of that scale.” Prof Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals for England.

Soon after, the trust running Frimley Park Hospital took over Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals. As Frimley Health, we are now delivering the same outstanding culture of excellence across the enlarged trust.

Facilities and environment

Our hospitals are modern and well resourced – we know it makes a massive difference to our team to work with the latest equipment. There’s also a big emphasis on making our hospitals bright, vibrant places to be.

Culture and colleagues

New starters, visitors, patients – when people first come to Frimley Health, they can’t help noticing how friendly everyone is. This positive atmosphere gives a genuine boost to employees and patients alike. Plus, there’s always someone there who’s ready to listen or offer support and a kind word when you need it.

We also have a flat management structure which creates a collaborative team approach. We think that makes us more responsive. Senior managers are more available and everyone in the team is valued.

Crucially, the trust’s values have a big influence on the day-to-day working experience. Living these values gives the whole team a shared sense of purpose and direction – and strengthens the team spirit.

Learning and career development

It’s important to us that every employee has the opportunity to reach their full potential. There are a huge range of learning opportunities and activities for both clinical and non-clinical staff – including highly rated preceptorships. You will have your own development plan, linked into the appraisal process and the support of your line manager to follow your ambitions.

You’re encouraged to take control of your own development and identify courses and learning opportunities that will specifically benefit you. Options include management development, clinical skills training, personal skills, IT and Health and Safety.

We’ve also started running career clinics. They help you to explore your future potential and options – you can plan the way forward and gain specific developmental support.

You will be given every opportunity to progress your career – which could mean specialising or earning promotions. As a large trust with many specialist departments across three major hospitals there is enviable scope to develop your career in many different directions.

Along with great career prospects and job satisfaction we also offer a wide range of extra benefits and services to our staff, and a range of opportunities to help promote your health and wellbeing.

Nursing at Frimley Health
We’re incredibly proud of our nursing team and the amazing job they do for Frimley Health – a trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our three main hospitals at Frimley Park in Camberley, Wexham Park, in Slough, and Heatherwood in Ascot. A friendly, supportive and open culture encourages you to reach your full potential.

Our nurses enjoy a great day-to-day working experience with strong, stable leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future.

Happy staff equals great care

We believe our nurses perform best when they’re happy. That means we work

hard to make sure you feel welcome, supported and valued.

We offer a structured career pathway to follow, with our full support to
progress through the NHS bands and gain further qualifications.

Your tailored individual development plan means you really can follow the
path you choose – whether that’s pursuing your current interests or
branching off into a whole new field.

Outstanding leadership at every level
Frimley Health nurses benefit from working in a trust which enjoys strong leadership from a long-standing executive board with a clear vision for the Trust. Senior managers are visible, approachable and committed to empowering more junior members of the team to find solutions to improve patient care.

Our trust values – summarised as Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future – are embedded into everything we do and living these values in our day-to-day work gives everyone a shared sense of focus on what truly matters – the care we give our patients and the way we treat them and each other.

Career development
Providing truly outstanding care to a uniquely diverse community of patients, you’ll discover the options for personal and professional development are also varied, and equally excellent. Here, your tailored, individual development plan means you really can follow the path you choose – whether that’s pursuing your current interests or branching off into a whole new field. With so many and varied departments across three different sites there is much more scope to develop your career with us.

Strong support
Our nursing teams benefit from a strong support framework and a lively social network, so every aspect of your day will be fulfilling. We have a strong team of healthcare assistants who work hand-in-hand with nurses – freeing up your time to concentrate on the most important priorities. And with our pioneering history, international reputation for research and love of cutting edge technology, you can be sure you’ll enjoy the freedom to be innovative, and have a real say in developing new ways of working. In fact, we expect nothing less.