Fancy a career in nursing? ‘We are the NHS’

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Since its beginning the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become a national treasure – this is largely as a result of the dedicated workforce who have had a critical role to play in delivering NHS services.

Following the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS People Plan, the ‘We are the NHS’ campaign is back to highlight the important, valuable and varied nursing roles available across many exciting specialisms in the NHS, and inspire the next generation of incredible NHS nurses. Nurses in the NHS work on the frontline of healthcare, making a difference to the lives of patients each and every day. They study for three years at university, with additional expert training on the job, to equip them with the technical, professional and emotional skills to deliver expert care to their patients.

Nursing is an incredible career that can offer fantastic and endless opportunities. Many people do not realise the huge range of intellectually challenging work that is undertaken as a nurse, including performance of some medical procedures, clinical research and education and treatment plans for patients. Nurses have the opportunity to specialise in a broad range of roles across all areas of the NHS – as well as varied hospital roles, nurses can also work in learning disabilities, mental health and community care.

This year, you can sign up to a new applicant support system which guides prospective nursing candidates through their UCAS applications and beyond, tailored support available every step of the way. 🔍Search nursing careers for more information or visit

 Published 01/10/2019