Nursing positions range from permanent to short-term locum positions. In high demand are RMN's, RGN's, Nurse Mangers and specialist nursing jobs including A&E (Emergency Department), ITU (ICU), Paediatric, Scrub, Anesthetic and Recovery.
- Aged Care
Where you'll work
- National Health Service hospitals
- Private hospitals
- Private companies
- Private nursing homes
- GP practices Health screening clinics
- Care homes
- Occupational health units
- Learning disability homes
- Private home care
NHS vs. Private Sector
The NHS employs 1.7M people and is the largest employer in Europe. Most hospitals are run by the NHS but there is also a significant private sector. Nurses may find the working conditions less pressured in private hospitals where the ratio of nurses to patients is significantly higher but many specialist positions exist as part of the NHS system. Nursing recruitment agencies play a vital role in supplying the NHS hospitals and private hospitals.
How Much You'll Earn
Nurses are graded in seniority from grade A to grade I, with registered nurses beginning at grade D. Newly registered nurses can expect to start on a salary of around £17,000 which can increase to up to £30,000 at the most senior level I.
Private hospitals usually pay higher rates than NHS facilities, but in both environments you can expect a living allowance if you are situated in London (due to the higher cost of living in the capital) that can be up to £4,000 p.a. in addition to your salary as a registered nurse.