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Opportunities for registered nurses

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The Trust is also an advocate of Preceptorship (to support newly qualified (Band 5) clinical staff joining the Trust.  The Trust's Preceptorship Policy is available for you to read.  This process enables newly qualified staff to reach the required performance standards in a structured and consistent way and where applicable enables them to advance up the salary scale.We recognise the contribution made by nurses to the success of patient experience. We offer you the opportunity to develop your career and extend your role in a progressive, innovative and forward-thinking environment. Working as part of the friendly multidisciplinary team, your enthusiasm, skills and clinical knowledge will be applied to making a vital contribution in ensuring the highest standard of care.

There are two ways to work as a registered nurse at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which are through: 

  • Nurse Bank:  Ad hoc opportunities to cover both long and short term vacancies and sickness absence.  To apply, please contact the Nurse Bank by telephoning 01793 604389.
  • Substantive positions:   We currently have opportunities for registered nurses in a number of specialities, so if you are interested in finding out more about working with us then please email or telephone 01793 604020 and ask for Workforce and Education.

Visit the NHS Jobs website for a list of current vacancies.

Opportunities for medical staff

We advertise all medical positions on the NHS Jobs website.

Trust Medical Locum Bank

As well as substantive positions, we also directly employ a number of short term medical staff to cover both short and long term vacancies or sickness absence.

Applications to join the Trust Medical Locum Bank should be made by sending your CV to the Medical Workforce team by e-mail at

Relocation guidance

The Trust works with the Severn Deanery to support medical staff in training through relocation as they move from one Trust to the next. 

You can read all about our relocation guidance that the Trust offers to staff.

Clinical attachments

Doctors coming from overseas to work for the first time in the UK are strongly advised to undertake a period of clinical attachment in which they can observe practice in the UK.

We take clinical attachments but we receive more requests than we can accommodate. Due to the high demand, we offer clinical attachments that last for a maximum of six weeks.

Applications for clinical attachments should be sent to the Medical Workforce team at

All requests for a clinical attachment should include the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Police clearance from their home country where appropriate or CRB
  • The names and addresses of two current referees
  • Satisfactory Occupational Health clearance
  • Completion of both PLAB part 1 and 2.

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