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Courses and Events

We hold a number of courses and events throughout the year to listen to feedback from our colleagues and provide updates on the latest news, developments, training and recruitment. We also offer training programmes and courses for external colleagues.

You can find out more about events currently planned for the year below.

Student Nurse and Student Midwife Open Day

You will never forget the beginning of your career - come and find out what we have to offer new starters at Nottingham University Hospitals...

Student Nurse and Student Midwife Open Day | 17 October 2022 | 9 - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm | Post Graduate Education Centre, City Hospital

Are you a student nurse/student midwife in your second or third year of undergraduate study?

Would you like to know what it's like to work as a registered nurse/midwife at NUH?

Join us at our first face to face student nurse open day on 17 October.

Presentations include:

  • Welcome to the event from the senior team
  • Dragons Den - Introduction to the divisions
  • Application and interview advice
  • Introduction to preceptorship at NUH

There will also be a market place with representatives from teams across the Trust including:

  • Shared Governance team
  • Continued professional development opportunities
  • Research and innovation
  • Practice Education team
  • Plus many more...

All students completing a placement at NUH who attend the event will have the hours added to their placement hours.

Book now

Registered Nurse and Theatre Practitioner Recruitment Event

Here at NUH, there are so many opportunities to find the right career for you. We're a busy, acute Trust, with a huge breadth of clinical areas, offering the opportunity for our nurses, midwives and operating department practitioners to develop new skills, work in different teams and environments, and meet a variety of patients.


Registered Nurse and Theatre Practitioner Recruitment Event | Saturday 12 November 2022 | Venue to be confirmed


At Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) we can offer you:

  • A dedicated team from the Institute of Care Excellence, offering continuing professional education, careers coaching and development opportunities including: an established preceptorship programme, an acute care skills course, bespoke rotational programmes, resilience-focused clinical supervision, an international OSCE programme, Chief Nurse Junior Fellowships and clinical academic careers. 
  • Access to the largest established Shared Governance programme in the UK, with over 80 staff councils at ward level and growing, giving our workforce a voice and supporting a culture of innovation.
  • An ambitious and forward thinking professional environment, recognised for empowering nurses to lead and innovate.
  • Utilising evidence based practice and research to advance nursing science and compassionate care.                        


Should you be successfully shortlisted you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have an interview on the day
  • Meet future colleagues to discuss your career opportunities, identify preferred area of work, access to courses, preceptorship and our rotation programme
  • Find out where your career can lead and also about out the UK's most established Shared Governance programme


Click the buttons below to apply:

Apply for Nurse or Theatre Practitioner role

Apply for Newly Qualified Nurse role


Closing Date - 23 October 2022

HCA Recruitment Event

We're recruiting!

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and committed Healthcare Assistants and will welcome any forward thinking, caring individual who is committed to providing a high standard of safe quality patient care.

No prior experience in care is necessary as we support you through a healthcare assistant induction and support you to complete the national Care Certificate.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the only organisation in Europe with ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet® recognised Hospitals!

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview at out recruitment event on the 14 October 2022.

Apply now

Careers Conversations

Careers Conversations flyer

Below is a list of some of the things we can cover, but we would also just love the opportunity to chat to you and get to know you a little better.

  • Retire and Return opportunities
  • Opportunities within the Shared Governance teams
  • General career coaching/planning/discussion/signposting
  • Staff transfer opportunities (for Band 5 RNs only)
  • Preceptorship support (for NRNs, NRMs, NRNAs and preceptors)
  • Revalidation advice
  • NQN or New to Acute Care Support
  • Role Development Packages
  • Student support/opportunities
  • Recruitment; clinical area visits/discussion with divisional teams/allocations to clinical areas
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Clinical Academic Careers
  • Career opportunities and development for non-registered staff
  • Care certificate advice
  • Health and wellbeing

There will also be a marketplace for you to see what's on offer at NUH.

You can pre-book to attend a session via Eventbrite using the book now button below. We also welcome walk-ins on the day.

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HCA Application Workshops

HCA Application Workshop

Applying for a new role can also be daunting, especially if you haven’t worked in that sector or for the organisation before. We run a workshop to support application form writing bespoke for Healthcare Assistant roles before our job adverts go live. The workshop is an opportunity to discover more about us as an employer, to hear from a current Healthcare Support Worker about their role and what day to day activity is like, we talk through the different sections of the application form and provide tips on how to complete these sections – translating both your work and life experience into supporting information and we also give you an insight into what the interview day will look like if you are successfully shortlisted.

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Return to Practice Engagement Events

Discover what returning to practice might look like for you...

Have you previously practiced as a registered nurse and been out of practice due to a career break, caring responsibilities or due to a change in personal circumstances?

Would you like to return to nursing? Look no further!

NUH have launched an exciting, fully funded, and bespoke Return to Practice Programme. Now is the time to consider joining the NMC register.

Join the event for information about the Test of Competence, funding, stories from our most recent Return to Practice nurses and bespoke support to enable you to get your NMC pin back.

Book now

HCA Taster Days

Are you thinking of a career as a Healthcare Assistant? 

Join the Wider Workforce Team at one of the HCA Taster Days to find out more about the role at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH).


What to expect at the event:

  • Introduction to Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH)
  • Q&A session with current staff members
  • Interactive workstations covering day-to-day tasks of a HCA


Dates for 2022:

  • 4 October (fully booked)
  • 22 November
  • 13 December

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Upcoming Recruitment Events

Achieve your potential at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, rated ‘outstanding’ for caring by the CQC, and the only organisation in Europe with ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet® recognised Hospitals.

Upcoming recruitment dates for 2022: 

  • 14 October (HCA)
  • 12 November (Registered Nurse and ODP)
  • 25 November (HCA)
  • 16 December (HCA)

Further details for each event can be found on this page closer to the event date. If you have any questions please contact

Courses and events for NUH staff

The courses and events listed below are open to internal NUH staff only. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us - 

LEO Course

The LEO (Leading an Empowered Organisation) Course is a four day leadership programme focusing on empowerment, dignity and mutual respect, aiming to produce strong and efficient leaders. If you would like to attend, please use the 'book now' button below and select your preferred date.

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Nottingham Hospitals Charity Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists Dissertation and Study Module Funding Competition

Nottingham Hospitals Charity Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists Dissertation and Study Module Funding Competition Winter 2022

Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Staff Development funding for Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Scientists at NUH, supports academically accredited study for individuals, to help promote and encourage first class training in NUH NHS Trust.

Applications are invited from the 5 September 2022 until the closing date of Midnight 28 October 2022.

Applicants are invited to apply for up to a maximum of £1,000 per individual towards dissertation and study modules. All applications should demonstrate benefit to patients/carers/other healthcare professionals; improvement to service delivery and alignment with Trust objectives. Please note that funding for business critical training is not covered by this competition.

How to apply

Staff can download the application form and guidance here or by going directly to the Charity’s intranet page and scrolling down to the documents section.

Completed applications should be sent to: Kath Brandreth, Institute of Care Excellence PA ( – please do not send them to the Charity.

The NUH Nursing, Midwifery, AHPs and HCSs Research Panel will review applications by the 4 November and successful applicants will be notified the week commencing 7 November 2022.

Further help

If you have any questions about the competition or need help completing the application please contact one of the following:

Nursing and Midwifery: Dr Elliie Dring ( or Dr Kate Jack (

AHPs: Dr Alison Cowley ( or Dr Vicky Booth (

HCSs: Dr Richard Simpson ( or Dr Carolyn Costigan (

For more information about Nottingham Hospitals Charity and how it could help your ward or division please, go to

Nurse Specialist Conference Day

Join us at this networking and update event aimed at specialist nurses who work at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH). The event will include sessions which cover all the pillars of practice as well as local, regional and national updates related to nurse specialist practice.

Book now  14 October 2022 | 8:30 - 16:00 | Trent Vineyard

Professional Development Day - Ward Sister/Charge Nurse/AHP

These days are for Ward Managers and AHPs across the Trust to have time-out and join together to discuss best practice and develop knowledge on the Ward Manager and AHP roles. Throughout the year these three days will focus on Trust updates and important changes, and provide an opportunity to hear about progressing in your career. These days will also provide an opportunity to receive updates from senior professionals across the trust.

Book now  30 September 2022 | 8:00 - 16:30 | Trent Vineyard

SSSA Training and Preceptor Training

Standards of Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) Training and Preceptor Training

Full SSSA Training and Preceptor Training

Who is the training for?

This is for any registered healthcare professional - Nursing Associates, Registered Nurse (any field), Midwives, Operating Department Practitioners, AHPs.

What is the training for?

This training is aimed at new Practice Supervisors who will be supporting learners (student nurses, trainee nursing associates, student midwives, and newly registered practitioners) in clinical practice. This training will introduce candidates to the Future Nurse standards and provide them with the information required to support learners in practice effectively. This training will introduce candidates to Preceptorship at NUH.

To gain the Practice Supervisor qualification, candidates must:

  • Attend a taught study day delivered by the Institute Practice Education Team,
  • Complete the five x e-learning activities within the digital workbook via Moodle.

Study hours and mode of delivery

We recommend that candidates have 15 hours of study day in total.

  • 7.5 hours: taught session via MS Teams
  • 7.5 hours: self-directed study day to complete the e-learning activities within the digital workbook via Moodle

**Please note that the independent study day can be given before or after the taught session. The activities within the digital workbook are additional content and information, therefore should not affect the candidate’s ability to complete the activities prior to attending the taught session.**

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SSSA Transition Training

Who is the training for?

This training is for any registered professional - Registered Nurse (any field), Midwives, and Operating Department Practitioners who have previously undertaken a NMC approved qualification (ENB 997/998, SLAiP).

What is the training for?

The training will introduce candidates to the new NMC SSSA and the Future Nurse standards.

Study hours and mode of delivery

These taught sessions are 1.5 hours via MS Teams

Book now


SSSA Practice Assessor Webinar Sessions

Who is the training for?

This session is for nurses who have previously undertaken a NMC approved SSSA Supervisor Training and possess a Practice Supervisor qualification.

What is the training for?

The training is for existing Practice Supervisors who would like to progress on to become Practice Assessors. The training will include interactive activities and discussions around supporting an underperforming student, difficult conversations, values and behaviours and action planning.

Study hours and mode of delivery

These taught sessions are 1.5 hours via MS Teams

Upcoming dates

  • 8 November 2022 | 10 - 11:30am
  • 12 December 2022 | 12:00 - 13:30pm
  • 13 October 2022 | 12:00 - 13:30am
  • 3 February 2023 | 10 - 11:30am

Book now - please email to book a place on the webinar.

Shared Governance/Care Excellence Celebration

You are invited to join us for the Shared Governance and Care Excellence Conference on the 5th October 2022. This event is open to all Shared Governance council members and DAISY and TULIP award winners at Nottingham Univeristy Hospitals Trust (NUH). The days content will include hearing from some of our Shared Governance councils, the Shared Governance and Care Excellence Teams and our very own awards ceremony to recognise some of the amazing work taking place. This day will provide the valuable opportunity to network with fellow council members and senior colleagues. We really look forward to seeing you there!

Book now  5 October 2022 | Trent Vineyard

Step into Clinical Academic Careers Programme

Do you want to pursue a clinical academic career, combining research and practice?

As part of the Trust's ongoing commitment to supporting clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives and AHPs, we are running a series of mentorship programmes. The ‘Step into Clinical Academic Careers’ programme is a series of sessions which have been specifically designed to help you in the application process for the next stage of your clinical academic career.

The sessions will be an opportunity to meet other NMAHPs, have supervised mentorship from more senior clinical academics within the Trust, and give you some space to develop and write your applications and develop your aspirations.


  • 10 October 2022 | 09:00 -13:00
  • 14 November 2022 | 09:00 -13:00
  • 12 December 2022 | 09:00 -13:00
  • 16 January 2023 | 09:00 -13:00
  • 13 February 2023 | 09:00 -13:00

If you are interested in the programme, please email or

'Time for you' Workshop

These 3 hour ‘Time for You’ workshops are for all registered and non-registered clinical staff at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH). Below you will find dates for the Registered Staff days and Non-registered staff days - please ensure you attend the correct event.

Please come along and join us for a professional update, learn a new relaxation skill and catch up with colleagues. A lunch grab-bag will be provided.


Registered Staff:

Book now  Morning session - 10 November 2022 | 8:30am - 12:30pm | Trent Vineyard 

Book now  Afternoon session - 10 November 2022 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Trent Vineyard


Non-registered staff:

All sessions have now concluded for 2022.