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Nursing and Midwifery

We’re proud to be one of the country’s top performing trusts and one of the most innovative.

Rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we’re recognised nationally for providing some of the very best services and ensuring that patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside experience the highest quality of care in hospital, in the community and at home.

We have a wealth of opportunities for nurses to work in:

  • Elderly care
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Community
  • Midwifery
  • Children’s services
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health

We run services from the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, general hospitals at Wansbeck, North Tyneside and Hexham, community hospitals throughout Northumberland and multiple community sites.

Click here to view our vacancies.


Screening tests offered during and after pregnancy

Screening tests are used to find people at higher chance of a health condition. Whether or not to have each test is a personal choice that only the individual invited for screening can make.

We offer all pregnant women screening tests during pregnancy to look for certain health conditions that could affect them or their baby.

Screening tests are also offered for babies soon after they are born so they can be given appropriate treatment as quickly as possible if needed.

Watch a video showing the screening tests available during pregnancy and for newborn babies.

Read the screening tests for you and your baby leaflet before your midwife booking appointment to find out much more about the screening tests offered during and after pregnancy. This information is also available in other languages and easy guides.

If you need one, you can pick up a printed copy of this leaflet at your booking appointment.


For more information on nursing opportunities within medicine, contact us today

Medicine, contact chief matron Sue Ewart at susan.ewart@northumbria.nhs.uk

Surgery and midwifery, contact chief matron Louise Fitzgibbon at louise.fitzgibbon@northumbria.nhs.uk

Community, contact chief matron Janet Kelly at janet.kelly@northumbria.nhs.uk

Have you seen our ‘Little Book of Nursing and Midwifery’? A healthy dose of inspiration for every nurse and midwife! Check it out here.

Little Book of Nursing & Midwifery

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