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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 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.

HCA Recruitment Event

We're recruiting! HCA Recruitment event flyer NUH

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 17th June 2022.

Apply now

Shared Governance Masterclass Series

You are warmly invited to attend a 3 day virtual masterclass series hosted by the NUH Institute of Care Excellence.

Join us to hear about our Shared Governance Programme and NUH's journey to achieving Pathway to Excellence and Magnet Accreditation. The series is £150 per day or £400 for the full 3 day package.


To find out more about each day, please click the flyers below:

Day 1:  The Fundamentals of Shared Governance | 25 April 2022

Day 2:  Taking the next steps on your Shared Governance journey  | 27 May 2022

Day 3:  Advancing Care Excellence in your organisation  | 8 June 2022

Book now


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at

Shared Governance Masterclass Flyer

HCA Support Workshops

HCA Virtual Placement Workshop

To support with helping you decide if a Healthcare Support Worker role is for you, we host Virtual Placement Workshops during the first week of the job advert going live each month. These will give you an opportunity to discover more about us as an employer, to hear about what the role will entail and provide an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Book now


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.

Book now

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


Flyer advertising the Return to Practice Engagement Events

Student Nurse Open Day

Discover what your career could look like at Nottingham University Hospitals...

Student Nurse Open Afternoon | 8 June 2022 | 12 - 4pm | Virtual via MS Teams

Join our friendly team at one of our Student Nurse Open Afternoons to find out more about our organisation including career development opportunities, preceptorship, the rotation programme and information about our divisions.

During the event, there will be sessions covering the following topics;

  • Welcome session
  • Application advice
  • Interview preparation
  • Rotation opportunities
  • Preceptorship at NUH
  • Introduction to departments
  • Career development opportunities at NUH
  • Q&A session

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Upcoming dates for 2022 (these will be advertised on this page closer to the event date): 

  • 8 June
  • 21 September

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: 

  • 26 May (HCA)
  • 17 June (HCA)
  • 16 July (Registered Nurse and ODP)
  • 26 July (HCA)
  • 12 August (HCA)
  • 23 September (HCA)
  • 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 - 

Advanced Clinical Practice Conference

Join us for the Advanced Clinical Practice Conference on 9 September 2022, 8:00 - 16:30 at Trent Vineyard. Speakers will include a mixture of local, regional and national Advanced Clinical Practice experts, as well as workshops in the afternoon covering the four pillars of practice - the final programme will be announced very soon!

Tickets include teas, coffees and biscuits throughout the day. Lunch will also be provided.

Book now

Care Excellence Sharing Best Practice Workshops

Open to Band 6 Deputy Sisters/Charge Nurses, this is your opportunity to have some time out and network with colleagues from across the Trust. There will be opportunity to listen to professional updates and share your examples of what is working well, what you're proud of in your clinical areas and examples of best practice, and what needs to be a priority focus for our Nursing & Midwifery Strategic Plan.


Book now  20 June 2022 | Morning Workshop | Wallace room, Postgraduate Education Centre (PGEC), City Campus

Book now  20 June 2022 | Afternoon Workshop | Wallace room, Postgraduate Education Centre (PGEC), City Campus

Engage, Enthuse and Empower (EEE) Conference

The annual Engage, Enthuse and Empower conference: How do we improve inclusivity in research, education and practice development, will be held at Trent Vineyard this year on 9 June, with a week of online activities planned. You will hear from fantastic key note speakers, and about research, innovations, education and developments happening in practice. There will be an opportunity to view posters, and network throughout the day.

Book now  9 June | 8:00 - 16:30 | Trent Vineyard


If you are a member of NUH and would like to submit an abstract, please visit the intranet pages here.

Excellence in Discharge Courses

Excellence in Discharge Champions Workshop 

27 July 2022 | 08:00 - 16:00 | Lecture Theatre, Post Graduate Centre, City Hospital

Open to nurses, doctors and AHPs who wish to become the Excellence in Discharge Champion for their ward/area/specialty. Please ensure you request your study day on e-roster.

Book now


Patient Flow Time Out Day

4 August 2022 | 08:00 - 16:00 | Lecture Theatre, Post Graduate Centre, City Hospital

Open to all discharge coordinators and bed managers.

Book now



HCA/Clinical Support Workers Conference

Join us for some time out from your ward areas, to hear a professional update from our Chief Nurse and a chance for networking with colleagues.

Book now  19 August 2022 | 8:30 - 16:30 | Trent Vineyard 


International Nurse Career Development Day

This development day is open to all internationally trained nurses and midwives at NUH regardless of your length of service in the Trust, you are welcome to join us for thanks and a celebration of international diversity across nursing and midwifery teams at NUH. There will be opportunity to hear from our Chief Nurse Michelle Rhodes, learn more about the new NM Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and to offer a day that we hope will help to support your personal career development, through sharing skills, knowledge, experiences and understanding of how to access the opportunities and support that are available to all.

Book now  21 June 2022 | 8:30 - 16:00 | Trent Vineyard

LEO Course

The LEO (Leading an Empowered Organisation) Course is a three 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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LEO Conference

This is an opportunity for those that have previously attended the LEO programme to come along and showcase their projects and will include an executive leadership update and opportunity for career discussions. There will also be an opportunity to meet with and share best practice alongside external national and international facilitators and attendees of the LEO programs.  

Book now  16 September 2022 | Trent Vineyard

Matrons Professional Development Day

These days are for Matrons across Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) to have time out and join together to discuss best practice and develop knowledge on the Matron role. The three days throughout the year will focus on the 10 key roles of a Matron as highlighted by the NHS England Matron’s Handbook. Matrons will also receive updates from senior professionals across the trust.

Book now  6 July 2022 | 8:00 - 16:30 | Trent Vineyard

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

Nursing Associate Development Day

This is a development day open to Nursing Associates and Trainee Nursing Associates at NUH providing an opportunity to hear Trust and professional updates from the senior nursing team, network with colleagues and explore career and development opportunities.

Book now  17 June 2022 | Trent Vineyard

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  28 June 2022 | Trent Vineyard

Book now  14 October 2022 | 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  20 July 2022 | 8:00 - 16:30 | Trent Vineyard

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

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

'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 - 7 June 2022 | 8:30am - 12:30pm | Trent Vineyard

Book now  Afternoon session - 7 June 2022 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Trent Vineyard

Book now  Morning session - 15 July 2022 | 8:30am - 12:30pm | Trent Vineyard

Book now  Afternoon session - 15 July 2022 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Trent Vineyard

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

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


Non-registered staff:

Book now  Morning session - 17 August 2022 | 8:30am - 12:30pm | Trent Vineyard 

Book now  Afternoon session - 17 August 2022 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Trent Vineyard

Book now  Morning session - 20 September 2022 | 8:30am - 12:30pm | Trent Vineyard 

Book now  Afternoon session - 20 September 2022 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Trent Vineyard