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Birmingham and Solihull are home to one of the most diverse portfolios of NHS
employers in the UK. The region boasts acute and specialist services, with
everything from maternity to mental health, children to community services, with two major emergency departments and one of the largest specialist orthopaedic centres in Europe.

See below for the healthcare organisations you could work for, which cater for a wide range of specialties:

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England. UHB’s hospitals include Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic. The Trust also provide community health services across the borough of Solihull and run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible. UHB are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis. They also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are proud to bring together the expertise of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Our Trust is the first of its type in the UK, formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to providing the highest quality, world-class care that women, children and families want, and deserve. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and a range of specialist mental health services to communities across the West Midlands and beyond. The Trust operates out of more than 40 sites, serves a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.3 million spread over 172 square miles, has an income of more than £240million and a dedicated workforce of around 4,000 staff. A wide range of local and regional services and partnerships covering inpatient, community and specialist mental healthcare make it one of the most innovative and complex mental health foundation trusts in the country.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Community Healthcare provide high-quality community and specialist services within Birmingham and the West Midlands. We deliver over 100 clinical services, out in peoples homes and in over 200 hospitals, health centres and clinics. We provide services for adults, children, people with learning disabilities, those with rehabilitation needs and also dental services. 

What we can offer you

Our trusts have a reputation for delivering a high quality of service and excellence in research, training and development, and of course outstanding patient care. We know moving overseas is a huge change, that’s why we have a dedicated International Recruitment team who will be with you every step of the way. If you are recruited via this programme (and one of our nominated agencies), there are a number of benefits to coming to work for us from overseas – these include:

Financial and pastoral support

  • Band 4 starting salary (£22,549.00 per year)
  • Flights to the UK
  • Accommodation for 6 weeks
  • Transport to accommodation from UK arrival airport
  • Pre-paid travel card for 6 weeks
  • OSCE preparation, orientation and integration from our dedicated Education
    Team, including two funded attempts at the OSCE exam (further attempts are to be self-funded)
  • Travel to and from OSCE test (accommodation if needed)
  • Immigration Skills Charge (COS)
  • Any Exit Health Checks
  • A virtual meet/greet pre-arrival from our International Recruitment Team
  • Support to complete any health checks before you leave your current country or residence and arrive in the UK
  • Relocation support staff to support you pre-arrival and on UK arrival with arranging appointments and living and working here
  • Orientation to Birmingham.

Post-NMC Registration

  • Connecting you with UK-based International Nursing Associations Diaspora groups that provide support to internationally educated staff who are moving to the UK
  • Transition support from the OSCE preparation programme to your NHS employer and clinical practice setting
  • Consolidating skills
  • Development of skills and opportunities
  • Personal Development planning
  • Annual appraisal
  • Preceptorship
  • Revalidation
  • Advice on bringing your family over.

If you have completed a recognised pre-registration nursing / midwifery qualification in your country of training and want to work in the UK there are five routes:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • Midwifery


If you would like more information about working with us, please contact our recruitment agency Pulse.

Through the recruitment process, Pulse will provide you with lots of in-depth practical information on things like registering with a doctor and dentist opening a bank account, joining a nursing union, getting a mobile phone and finding accommodation for the future.