Nursing and Midwifery

We pride ourselves on the care that we deliver and have been rated as outstanding for caring by the CQC for 3 consecutive inspections. This could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of all our teams.

If you are looking to work in an environment where caring is at the heart of everything we do then University Hospitals Plymouth could be the place for you. Our motto #1bigteam demonstrates how we listen to all our staff, promote innovation and value everyone’s contribution to making our patient’s visit to the hospital a positive experience. 

We have over 1000 beds across the Trust and multiple sites, covering a wide range of clinical specialities. There are opportunities for clinical posts in a variety of settings from adult nurses and midwives to clinical apprenticeships, volunteering and work experience.

We are proud of our strong links with the University of Plymouth, the Peninsula Medical School, Open University, Scott College and South Devon College and work hard to create the optimum learning environment for all under-graduate and post-graduate students. As an organisation we support lifelong learning for all our staff and offer opportunities to apply for degree and masters level studies. We have a range of supervision, coaching and mentorship opportunities available to all staff and are well equipped to  support you in demonstrating the requirements of your revalidation with the NMC.

Our preceptorship programme for nurses and midwives is exceptionally well reviewed and will provide you with a firm foundation on which to start a career. During your preceptorship year, you will be offered the opportunity of working across a wide range of specialties as part of a rotational programme giving you the opportunity to gain experience in different areas of the organisation. 

The Trust is committed to developing our workforce to reach their full potential by investing time and funding into continuous professional development (CPD). Ongoing CPD is supported by our dedicated team, and includes activities such as study days, conferences and modular programme activity. Modular programme support is provided through commissioned funding by Health Education England (South) and via academic partnership with the University of Plymouth. 

The academic partnership activity utilises the teams within the organisation to provide bespoke CPD opportunities. The current portfolio of modules delivered by University Hospitals Plymouth) in academic partnership with University of Plymouth can be seen on the Education and development page.  

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