Childrens Services

Work and electives with GNCH

Working for the Great North Children’s Hospital gives people the chance to have a real impact on the day-to-day lives and long-term wellbeing of children and their families.

This page gives you details about vacancies, student electives, our facilities and the research activities in children's services at the GNCH in Newcastle.

Major children's centre

As one of only 14 major children’s medical centres in the UK, we provide the full range of health services for children in Newcastle and beyond.

Children from around the North East and North Cumbria come to us, and we also treat patients referred to us from across the country and the wider world.

You can get more details about the range of services we provide.

Current vacancies

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Student elective process

We offer medical student electives to students from around the UK and overseas to provide experience in the wide range of services we provide.

We provide students who have a special medical interest with supervisors so they can get the most from their time with us.

We have an elective application process and you can get more details in a PDF and MS Word format:


Our modern facilities and enviable place in centre of Newcastle, helps make the GNCH a very attractive place to work.

Based at the purpose-built Great North Children’s Hospital in the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, our facilities are designed to cater specifically for children and young people from birth to over 18 years old.

Our wards and clinics are bright, modern and well-equipped, and you can find out more about the Newcastle GNCH facilities.


Many of our staff at the GNCH have the chance to get involved in a wide range of research programmes.

Working in close partnership with Newcastle University, our consultants and nurses are regularly involved in trials and research projects which translate into real benefits for patients and children across the world.

Find out more about the GNCH and research.

Life in Newcastle

Newcastle is a modern and vibrant city.

The cultural capital of North East England - and surrounded by a beautiful coastline and countryside - whatever you look for in a hometown, Newcastle can deliver.

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