Adult Nursing at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

At UHBW we understand that Nursing isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. As a Nurse, you give it your all, day after day, to provide our patients with the excellent standard of care they deserve. So, in return, we provide the support, the development opportunities and work-life balance, to help ensure you live your life as a Nurse to the full.

Why choose us?

To work in a Trust rated Good by the CQC

A workplace that strives to better itself in a career you can feel proud of.

Patient safety is our top priority

We never compromise on the safety of our patients. With the support of Bank and Agency Nurses, we make sure our staff never feel overburdened.

Opportunities to progress

We want to see our staff flourish. As a Nurse at UHBW you could discover opportunities to move into Management, to become a Practitioner, Nursing Associate, Specialist Nurse, Research Nurse and so much more.

Never stop learning

As a University hospital, we’re always looking to adopt the latest treatments and practices. Through study days and optional courses, we provide a culture of learning, helping you become the best Nurse that you can be.

Our People


Role Types and Additional Information

Virtual Nurse Open Day

Enjoy an Open Day experience without needing to leave your home. Click on the button below to access our Virtual Nurse Open Day, where you can hear from our Chief Nurse, and access clickable ‘hotspots’ that will give you an insight into what it’s like to work at the Trust, whether that be hearing about the importance of Staff Wellbeing, or the Preceptorship programmes we have in place.

ITU Research Team

The ITU Research Team are based within the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Working on a rotational basis, Nurses spend half of their time ward-based in their clinical role and the other half in their research role. The Research Team is led by a Research Sister, who helps to lead, support and manage all research projects they undertake.

Return to Practice

The Return to Practice programme is designed to enable nurses whose pin has lapsed to regain their NMC registration. At UHBW this is run in conjunction with University of the West of England who provide the theoretical aspect (which total 6 classes over the course of 6 months), while we provide the practical placement.

There are three entry points throughout the year; January, May and September. This programme is funded by a bursary provided by Health Education South West.

For more information and guidance on returning to practice at UHBW, download our guide. Ready to take the next step? Contact us using the form provided and one of our friendly, professional team will be in touch.