Nottingham University Hospital

Nottingham University Hospital

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) is the UK’s fourth largest acute teaching trust. It was established on 1 April 2006 following the merger of Nottingham City Hospital and the Queen’s Medical Centre NHS Trusts. They provide acute and specialist services to 2.5 million people within Nottingham and surrounding communities at the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) and the City Hospital campuses, as well as specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region.

In 2009/10 it had an annual budget in excess of £687m of public sector funding and employed approximately 15,000 staff. The Trust has over 1,500 volunteers.

Here are the main things to be aware of if you are applying for a job with the NHS from overseas.

International recruitment of healthcare professionals

We follow the code of practice for the international recruitment of healthcare professionals. This promotes the best possible standards in international recruitment, and discourages any inappropriate practices that could harm other countries’ healthcare systems or the interests of those who apply for posts.

Professional registration
If you are applying for a post that requires professional registration, you will need to register with the appropriate regulatory body. Each regulatory body has a set of requirements that candidates are required to meet in order to successfully obtain registration which may include language competence (International English language Test IELTS), competence examination or Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE).

Overseas nursing
The current process is managed by our partnered agency Healthperm Resourcing. Interviews are held approximately every 2 months by skype.

Registered nurses wishing to work in the UK must hold IELTS and CBT, have NMC approval, gain sponsorship for a UK visa and pass OSCE in one of 3 UK centres.

The city and region has good affordability when it comes to housing with a great variety of homes and communities to choose from.

There are a number of suburbs that are popular with both hospital and university staff including The Park, West Bridgford, Edwalton and Wollaton.

There are a number of picturesque villages and market towns surrounding the city with good local transport links such as Southwell, Grantham and Newark.

Within the city itself, there are plenty of stylish apartments, including conversions capturing the history of the city’s industry and old mills.

Whatever your budget and taste, there’s plenty to choose from.