Nursing and Midwifery
As the largest health care provider in the North East of England, employing over four thousand nurses and midwives, we are able to provide an unparalleled range of opportunities. Working at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is both rewarding and challenging and the contribution of nurses and midwives is widely recognised and highly valued to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided.
Tremendous opportunities exist for well-motivated and enthusiastic nurses and midwives to develop their skills nd experience in a range of specialties. The Trust has a well established Nursing and Midwifery Strategy to ensure that this valued and supported workforce are equipped to meet the future challenges of healthcare provision.
The Trust, based on three major sites in the city of Newcastle, is a busy teaching organisation and is closely affiliated with Newcastle University and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and has a well-established reputation for delivering services at the leading edge of health care provision.
Delivering the highest standards of patient care is important to us, and using Essence of Care benchmarking audits assist us to improve services. There is also active public and patient involvement to ensure that the needs of our patients, relatives visitors and carers are met.
Active support and training is available for nurses and midwives through induction, preceptorship and ongoing staff development programmes. The continuous development of nursing staff remains a high priority within the organisation, with a range of clinical and leadership opportunities being made available. In addition, there are many nurses in specialist’s roles, Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Educators and Research Nurses, who support practice development and education throughout the organisation.
There are continuing secondment/succession planning opportunities and a regular and well established process for promoting and sharing best practice including an Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference and nurses regularly attending local, national and international conferences. Nursing and Midwifery practice is also celebrated through the Trust Nursing Annual Achievement Awards, local and National Nursing Awards and a Trust Nursing & Midwifery Newsletter.
If you would like to find out more about our Nursing and Midwifery Service please contact any member of the Senior Nursing Team.
Director of Nursing and Patient Services
Telephone: (0191) 233 1512
Head of Nursing for the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle General Hospital
Leads on Infection Control, Hospital @ Night, Occupational Health and Nurse Staffing.
Telephone: (0191) 282 4316 / 282 9432
Head of Nursing for the Freeman and Walkergate
Leads on Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Nutrition, PPI and Nurse Education and Training
Telephone: (0191) 223 1407 / 233 1295
Head of Patient Services
Leads on Outpatients, Medical Records, Patient Services Projects, Palliative Care and Equitable Access Nursing.
Telephone: (0191) 223 1410
Patient Services Manager, Emergency Lead
Leads on Emergency care including Performance and Improvement, Capacity and Bed Management
Telephone: (0191) 233 6161 Extension 27475
Directorate Manager for Women’s Services
Telephone: (0191) 282 5666
Senior Nurse Practice Development
Leads on Same Sex Accommodation and Practice Development Initiatives.
Telephone: (0191) 213 9414