Job Opportunities

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust are pleased to announce the launch of NHS Professionals at this Trust with effect from 1st April 2003

Nurses, midwives and Health Care Support Workers wanting the flexibility of temporary work can join a new NHS-run "bank" service from April 1st.

Join the Professionals!

If you want to work in a varied working pattern, or gain experience in other areas, or if you simply want to work a few extra hours each week then we can help you. We also offer:

  • Competitive rates and weekly pay

  • Priority bookings over agency staff

  • Access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to status)

  • Compensation payments for cancelled shifts

  • Full induction and free mandatory training

  • Paid holiday entitlement

NHS Professionals is a national service for all health trusts and the local branch will be run jointly by West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust and Suffolk West Primary Care Trust with offices at both the hospital and Stanton Health Centre.

NHS Professionals will provide a pool of qualified people to support substantive staff. A key feature for NHS Professionals staff will be access to continuous training to ensure their skills are kept up to date. They will also be entitled to other NHS employment benefits.

Although the NHS is investing in more and better trained substantive people, there will always be a need for temporary staff.

NHS Professionals is designed for the NHS and run by the NHS. Its management costs will be lower than commercial agencies and all savings will go towards patient care.

The new arrangement will mean Managers can employ temporary nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers from NHS Professionals knowing they have the right skills and qualifications to do the job.

The NHS offers many flexible work options to suit people's personal circumstances enabling them to maintain their skills should they want to return to full time work.

Anyone wishing to know more about joining NHS Professionals should contact Karen Giles at West Suffolk Hospital on 01284 713837 or Mary Hughes on 01359 251422.

You can also view/download the Application Form (as Word document) - which also be viewed as a web page.

.. or have a look at the NHS website:


General enquiries
NHS Professionals

Application Forms

Consultant, Staff Grades and SPR Application Forms
SPR (LAT/LAS) Application Forms
SHO application forms
HO application forms
General/ Non Medical Application Forms


Nursing: general enquiries
Welcome to nursing & midwifery
EAU - Medical Emergency Assessment Unit
Occupational therapy
Recent Trust Publications

Cadet schemes

Healthcare Scientist Cadet Scheme


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Last Modified: April 2003