Pennine Acute Trust hosts open day for newly qualified nurses on 19 March

Pennine Acute Trust hosts open day for newly qualified nurses on 19 March
10 March 2015

A NURSE recruitment open day event showcasing the exciting opportunities for newly qualified nurses to work at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is being held at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury on Thursday 19th March 2015 from 9am until 4pm.

The open day is free to attend and focuses on the opportunities the Trust currently has for newly qualified nurses in its Medicine and Surgery specialties across its hospitals and community services. There are currently preceptorship opportunities available in both of these specialties, which offer additional support to help newly qualified nurses develop confidence and support their continued learning.

The Trust, which includes The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary, is looking to attract talented, committed individuals who share its vision, values and professional ambition.

As part of the Trust’s commitment to supporting and developing its entire staff, all newly qualified nurses will be mentored during their transition from student nurse to qualified nurse.

Geoff Smith, head of nursing and midwifery workforce at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“We will help all of our newly qualified nurses to develop their confidence as an independent professional, refining their skills, values and behaviors through our new Three Steps to Excellence programme, which prompts the delivery of the highest standards of nursing and midwifery care that are possible.

“To ensure the best start for our newly qualified nurses we offer a quality, structured, preceptorship program, which provides ongoing support and a period of transition mentored by experienced practitioners. Having expert support and leadership from the outset and learning from best practice, will give our new nurses a solid foundation for a future career with the Trust.”

In September 2014 the Trust officially launched its Three Steps to Excellence nursing programme, which sets out its ambition to be nationally recognised for excellence in delivering the highest standards of nursing and midwifery care through a professional image, standards of care, workforce and patient experience.

New nursing recruits will benefit from working for a Trust that is one of the largest non-teaching hospital trusts in England with an annual operating budget of over half a billion pounds. It employs around 9,000 staff and serves a community catchment of 820,000 residents across the north east sector of Greater Manchester.

Over the last two years the Trust has invested millions of pounds in its services across all of its sites and has played a major part in the redesign of clinical services in the north-east sector of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Newly qualified nurses interested in attending this event and requiring further information should contact Jessica Hindle via email as soon as possible:

To find out more about the Trust and working for the organisation visit:

Pictured: Nursing staff at the A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital