Our Bristol Emergency Department

As a busy inner-city ED, based in the largest teaching hospital in the South West, our Bristol ED cares for over over 60,000 patients, 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Within the department there are over 40 doctors, 100 nurses and around 40 support staff.

Our Bristol ED recently won BMJ and HSJ awards as well as being recognised in two categories at the RCEM awards. With a focus on innovation and wellbeing, the ‘Shine’ ED Patient Safety Checklist, widely used across the NHS, was also developed by our staff right here in Bristol.

Our Weston Emergency Department

Our Weston Emergency Department is based in the beautiful coastal town of Weston-super-Mare and cares for approximately 55,000 patients per annum. Needless to say it can be a very busy but rewarding department to work in! You will be joining an experienced team delivering a full range of minor injury and urgent care services from 8am until 10pm. We are also able to offer additional financial incentives and training opportunities (including 80:20 specialist interest post) on top of our standard relocation package for doctors looking to join our Weston division.

Looking for ED Nurse or ENP Jobs?

We are always on the look out for new talented ED Nurses and Emergency Nurse Practitioners/Emergency Care Practitioners to join our team. Contact nursingrecruitment@uhbw.nhs.uk if you are interested in joining our Bristol or Weston ED departments.

  • Work in a busy city-centre ED with a talented multi-disciplinary team or smaller seaside town location.
  • Benefit from a Practice Development Nurse
    Gain opportunities for further training, research roles and promotion
  • Work at an award-winning ED Department (HSJ and BMJ) where wellbeing and your development is our priority
  • Join a forward-thinking and innovative team – UHBW is the birthplace of the ‘Patient Safety checklist’

Emergency Nurse Practitioners/Emergency Care Practitioners

Our ED has fantastic opportunities for experienced ENPs and ECPs. Due to expansion of the team due to an enlarged ED footprint, we have some fantastic opportunities for you to join our brilliant team of autonomous practitioners. If you are:

  • A nurse or paramedic who is a qualified autonomous practitioner and has experience in working in urgent or emergency department settings
  • Are experienced in managing a wide range of patients presenting with injury and illness
  • Are keen to develop your scope of practice and depth of knowledge and skills
  • And want to be part of an exceptional ED multidisciplinary team in a teaching hospital

Our ENP/ECP team in this inner city ED comprises 25 autonomous practitioners delivering a high quality 24 hour service 7 days a week.

Email nursingrecruitment@uhbw.nhs.uk to setup a call with one of our senior nurses to discuss your ED nursing career options.

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Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

The UHBW Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) department offer a patient pathway that increases efficiency, reduce unnecessary admissions, reduce overcrowding in the ED and improve the patient experience.

SDEC is a transformational change in care that supports the provision of same day care for emergency patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital. Under this model, patients presenting at hospital with relevant conditions can be rapidly assessed, diagnosed and treated without being admitted to a ward; and if clinically safe to do so will go home the same day their care is provided. A fast-paced and innovative place to work which will give clinical staff variety and opportunities to develop.

Medical and nursing staff interested in working in this exciting area of medicine, should contact talent@uhbw.nhs.uk

80/20 Option for ED Doctors

The Trust is committed to moving toward a 1 in 3 weekend rota, as well as doubling up on nights and for this reason the team is expanding quickly. We are one of the first NHS Trusts to provide this ‘80/20’ option, which we hope shows our commitment to both the wellbeing and personal development of our ED doctors.

Pursue your own interest – 20% of your time

Popular options include:

  • Global Health (overseas partnerships)
  • Expedition Medicine (established expeditions)
  • Ultrasound (Not Currently Available)
  • Community Emergency Medicine Service (CEMS)
  • Paediatrics
  • Research
  • Frailty
  • Wellness
  • Safety
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM).
  • Simulation


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Please clearly state on your application form whether you wish to be considered for Bristol or Weston or Both.

For further details regarding ED Nurse Vacancies contact:


For further details regarding Bristol ED Medical Vacancies contact:

(ST1 – 2) please email:

(ST3+) please email:

Alternatively contact PA  Emily.Morgan@uhbw.nhs.uk

For further details regarding Weston ED Medical Vacancies contact:


If you would like to register your interest in a role within our award winning Emergency Department, please fill in the below form and someone from our team will be in touch.

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