Children’s Nursing in Bristol

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) is a progressive and internationally recognised teaching hospital in the heart of a vibrant city – a beautiful city bursting with character and providing the perfect work-life balance.

Why choose us?

To work in a Trust rated Good by the CQC

The Children’s Hospital is a tertiary centre covering the south west of England and for some specialties south Wales. Widely recognised as a national and international centre of excellence and the many paediatric services include cardiac, oncology, renal, burns, trauma and neurosciences.

The Faculty of Children’s Nurse Education

Our well established Faculty of Children’s Nurse Education provides a variety of specialist courses and study events, helping nurses improve their knowledge and skills so they can continue to develop and deliver an excellent quality of care in innovative ways. It is the first in-house nurse education faculty in the U.K.

Continued support for career development

Our Clinical Support Facilitators are committed to providing effective nurse education, competency-based training and clinical support for all nursing staff throughout their careers.

Comprehensive orientation for new starters

Our Clinical Nursing Orientation Programme gives new starters a great opportunity to meet a variety of clinical specialists and educators from around the hospital, encouraging them to think about how they would like their careers to progress here at UHBW.

Midwifery at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

St Michael’s Hospital is a small and friendly NHS teaching hospital with links to Bristol University and the University of the West of England.

We provide a range of facilities including maternity services (a midwifery led unit and central delivery suite), gynaecology, gynae-oncology and children’s and adult audiology, ear nose and throat outpatients and genetics.

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.

For more variety

All of our Band 5, 6 and 7 midwives have the option to rotate through our different maternity services including central delivery suite, the community and postnatal wards.  We also have several specialist midwives working in specialist roles including Patient Safety, Substance Misuse and Maternal Mental Health.

Opportunities to progress

There are lots of opportunities for education, development and progression at St Michael’s Hospital. For Newly Qualified Midwives, we have an excellent preceptorship programme, upon completion of which our new Midwives will be given a Band 6 Midwife position at UHBW.

Multicultural city

Working in a diverse city such as Bristol allows the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients from different backgrounds and ways of life.

Referral Centre

Being a large regional fetal and maternal medicine service, the Trust receives referral cases from the entire South West region, delivered to the hospital for specialist care. This means that the cases can be varied with opportunities to learn.

Working partnership

The Midwifery Unit has a close working relationship with the neonatal intensive care unit and the gynaecology services, which allows opportunities for midwives to work in both of these areas if desired.

Our People


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Research and Trials

The Women’s and Children’s Division have incredible access to research studies and clinical trials in order to give patients the most effective care possible. New and novel drugs are introduced to the relevant patient populations via clinical trials, while novel therapies may also be offered to patients alongside researching existing treatments, therapies and interventions.

Within the last year the W&C Division Research Unit has recruited 3,277 patients into 72 actively recruiting studies, with the research nurse and midwife team leading recruitment and providing the clinical and supportive care throughout.

Find out more about research at UHBW here.

Read more about the Children’s Hospital Annual Review here.