Help and Support

Your local NHSP team are available onsite to help you and solve any issues you may have. Please see below for more information in regards to the application processes, other questions that you may have and ward information to help you make informed choices over which ward you would like to work, and to help you when choosing where to work your shift.

Applying to Join

NHS Professionals cannot accept C.V.'s for internal corporate vacancies.

Please visit the NHS Jobs website to view our corporate vacancies (which can also be seen here).

Yes, many nurses undertake additional work opportunities through NHS Professionals when substantively employed.

NHS Professionals operates an online application process. Please visit the homepage of this website and use the profession selector and 'JOIN US' button to begin your online application.

All applications are subject to basic criteria. Following screening, applicants must satisfactorily complete all pre-employment checks and attend training. Any application that does not satisfy all parts of the recruitment process is deemed unsuccessful.

Other questions

The requestor needs to complete a Web setup request form and forward this to their Trust Liaison Coordinator (TLC). Passwords can be reset online.
NHS Professionals works with Agencies selected by their client Trusts. If you want to supply to a Trust please contact the Procurement/Contracts Manager at that Trust.
All retrospective bookings are to be added online by the Trust.

Further Information

To help you make an informed choices over which ward you would like to work, detailed below is further information to help you when choosing where to work your shift
If you cancel a shift within four hours of the shift start-time and the assigned flexible worker has arrived at work for this shift, you are required to pay a two hour cancellation fee.
 If you are a Bank Member you can contact us on 03332 407 552
For more information please see the full FAQ page here

Ward Information

Location: Level 10 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Endocrinology Rheumatology - This is a 30 bedded ward specialising in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 10 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Gynaecology - Specialising in the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth.  It also specializes in other women's health issues, such as menopause, hormone problems, contraception (birth control), and infertility.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 10 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Isolation ward - This is a 30 bedded ward specialising in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 11 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Respiratory - Respiratory medicine is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the lungs. The department provides an extensive service, managing a wide range of conditions including: Asthma and allergy, Lung cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Bronchiectasis, Interstitial lung disease, Pleural disease, Occupational-related lung disease, Tuberculosis, Obstructive sleep apnoea

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 11 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Respiratory - Respiratory medicine is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the lungs. The department provides an extensive service, managing a wide range of conditions including: Asthma and allergy, Lung cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Bronchiectasis, Interstitial lung disease, Pleural disease, Occupational-related lung disease, Tuberculosis, Obstructive sleep apnoea

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 11 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Plastics & ENT - We are a 15-bed ward specialising in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery. The wider department, also on level 11, incorporates an adult plastics dressing clinic, a minor operations theatre, an outpatients clinic, and a 24-hour fast-track ENT treatment room.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 5 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Orthopaedic -  5A  is a trauma & elective orthopaedic ward. There are 30 beds on the ward between 5A North and 5A South where male and female patients are cared for in separate bays. The medical and nursing teams are here to support our patients, relatives and friends. Please speak to any of the ward team if you require further information or need to arrange to speak to the doctor or any member of the team.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 5 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Orthopaedic -  5A  is a trauma & elective orthopaedic ward. There are 30 beds on the ward between 5A North and 5A South where male and female patients are cared for in separate bays. The medical and nursing teams are here to support our patients, relatives and friends. Please speak to any of the ward team if you require further information or need to arrange to speak to the doctor or any member of the team.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 6 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Gastroenterology - This is a 30 bedded ward specialising in Gastroenterology and Renal Medicine.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 6 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: General Surgery - This is a 30 bedded ward specialising in Gastroenterology and Renal Medicine.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 6 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Renal Nephrology - Specialising in Renal Medicine 

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 6 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Renal Nephrology - Specialising in Renal Medicine 

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 7 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Urology - Ward 7B specialises inurology/colorectal surgery)

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 7 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Urology - Ward 7B specialises inurology/colorectal surgery

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 8 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Gastroenterology - Specialising in disorders of the stomach and intestines

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 8 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Gastroenterology - Specialising in disorders of the stomach and intestines

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 8 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Vascular - General/Emergency & Vascular surgery 

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 8 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Vascular - General/Emergency & Vascular surgery 

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 9 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Elderley Care - We care for acute medical patients who are admitted with a variety of illnesses, including problems related to dementia.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 9 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Elderley Care - We care for acute medical patients who are admitted with a variety of illnesses, including problems related to dementia.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 9 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Elderley Care - We care for acute medical patients who are admitted with a variety of illnesses, including problems related to dementia.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 9 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Elderley Care - We care for acute medical patients who are admitted with a variety of illnesses, including problems related to dementia.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: At the front of the hospital

Speciality: Emergency department - Full specialist A&E / emergency department services for adults, children and babies available 24 hours a day, every day of the year 

Transport: Before you get to the reception of the main corridor, turn left from car park, follow the path down  to the right and A&E is located on the right hand side

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 8 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Surgical - Acute Cardiac Unit - The Unit provides close monitoring and high-dependency care for a variety of cardiac conditions. This includes the emergency management of heart attacks and the immediate and long term management of other cardiac conditions, including heart failure and heart arrhythmias.

Transport: Go through to end of main corridor, turn right at the end of corridor, take lift to ward 8B

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 2 Green Zone 

Speciality: Ambulatory Care Centre - Ambulatory care or outpatient care is medical care provided on an outpatient basis, including diagnosis, observation, consultation, treatment, intervention, and rehabilitation services. This care can include advanced medical technology and procedures even when provided outside of hospitals.

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, Green Zone, into Strathmore wing (Ground floor)

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: PMOK, Watford General Hospital

Speciality: Medicine

Transport: The Car Park is reached via Thomas Sawyer Way, Please used Trust post code WD18 0HB and not the car park is not accessible via Vicarage Road. The nearest train stations are Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford Met, all of these are within walking distance of the Trust.

Parking options: Pay and display

Location: Level 2 Green Zone 

Speciality: AMU W - The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is the first point of entry for patients referred to hospital as emergencies by their GP and those requiring admission from the Emergency Department.

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, follow signs to New Ward Block, Green Zone

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Green Zone Level 2 Strathmore Wing

Speciality: Medical - General admissions medical ward with patients who do not require surgery 

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, Green Zone, into Strathmore wing (Ground floor)

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Green Zone, Level 2, Strathmore Wing, Third Floor

Speciality: Medicine/Elderley Care - 28 Bedded ward for Elderley medical care. Occasionally care for surgical patients. The Senior Sister is Nola March.

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, Green Zone, into Strathmore wing (3rd floor level 5)

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 3 main corridor 

Speciality: Pathology - Blood tests for patients of East and North Herts

Transport: Through the main corridor, go through double doors and directly to the right is sign posted Pathology Blood Tests

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Front of the Hospital, near Adult ED

Speciality: Clinical Decisions Unit - Designated area within the hospital that allow our providers to monitor and evaluate the medical condition of patients who do not meet criteria for inpatient admission but are not well enough to go home without require further observation.

Transport: Based at the back of Adult ED, access through ED entrance, signposted CDU

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Green Zone, level 2 

Speciality: Cardiology - We deal with all conditions affecting the heart, including coronary artery disease (the cause of angina and heart attacks), heart valve disease, heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias), heart muscle problems (e.g. heart failure) and high blood pressure (hypertension). The department is led by a team of nine consultants, supported by a team of junior doctors and cardiac specialist nurses.

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to Level 2, follow signs to cardiac suite, Green Zone

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Lilac Zone, Level 2

Speciality: Paediatric inpatient ward - This service is for children who are brought in by their families or ambulance and for children who are referred by another health professional, for example their GP.

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, Lilac Zone, Children's & Adoloscent unit

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: At the front of the hospital

Speciality: Paeds ED - Full specialist A&E / emergency department services for adults, children and babies available 24 hours a day, every day of the year 

Transport: Before you get to the reception of the main corridor, turn left from car park, follow the path down  to the right and A&E is located on the right hand side. Children's ED is before adult's entrance, to the right.

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 4 of the tower via lifts

Speciality: Surgery - An intensive care unit, also known as an intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit or critical care unit, is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive treatment medicine.

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to Level 4

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking 

Location: Level 7 in the tower via lifts

Speciality: Discharging patients - Discharging patients who have been admitted to hospital 

Transport: End of main corridor, Lift to level 7, Ward 7A South

Parking options: End of main corridor, Lift to level 7, Ward 7A South

Location: Level 4 Maternity 

Speciality: Maternity - Gloucester ward is a busy 27 bedded ward for mums and babies. There are three six-bedded bays, one four-bedded bay and five amenity/side rooms.

Transport: Pink Zone, half way down main corridor, follow signs to level 4

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 3 main corridor 

Speciality: Pathology - Histopathology (or histology) involves the examination of sampled whole tissues under the microscope

Transport: Through the main corridor, go through double doors and directly to the right is sign posted Pathology Blood Tests

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 4 of the tower via lifts

Speciality: Theatres - We have operating theatres at the Lister hospital only, covering both inpatient and day surgery. Each year our team performs around 23,000 operations.

Transport: End of main corridor, turn right to lifts, lift to level 4 and follow signs to main theatres

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 3 yellow Zone

Speciality: Outpatients - The part of the hospital designed for the treatment of outpatients, people with health problems who visit the hospital for diagnosis or treatment, but do not at this time require a bed or to be admitted for overnight care.

Transport: Half way through main corridor, on the left hand side, yellow zone level 3

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 3 just past double doors on main corridor

Speciality: Pharmacy - pharmacy service has departments at the Lister and New QEII hospitals, as well as the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Between them they provide a range of services for the Trust’s patients as well as in the case of the Lister team, for the mental health unit on the hospital site run by the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  The same two pharmacy teams also provide services to some community hospitals and clinics, as well as to GPs

Transport: Main corridor, through double doors, on the left half way down corridor, level 3

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Strathmore Wing Level 2

Speciality: Stroke - The team provides a hyper-acute service, along with continuing management of stroke patients – including thrombolysis, investigation, assessment and rehabilitation.  We also run a daily rapid access transient ischaemic attack (TIA) service/stroke prevention clinic at the Lister.

Transport: End of main corridor, Lift to level 2, Green Zone, Strathmore Wing (2nd floor, level 4)

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 2 in the lifts via the tower

Speciality: X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, MRI - Providing patients with X-rays, CT, MRI and ultrsound amongst other scans. We operate a GP walk in service, meaning there are no appointments needed

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, Yellow Zone, follow signs to radiology

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 2 in the lifts via the tower

Speciality: Surgical - Surgical Assessment Unit -  The SAU assesses patients who have a confirmed or probable surgical condition. Patients are referred to us via their GP or are admitted via the Emergency Department

Transport: End of main corridor, lift to level 2, follow signs to New Ward Block, Green Zone

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 2 in the lifts via the tower

Speciality: Short Stay unit - The short stay unit (SSU) is a ward providing targeted care for patients requiring brief hospitalization and dischargeable as soon as clinical conditions are resolved.

Transport: End of main corridor, Lift to level 2, Green Zone, Strathmore Wing (1st floor, level 3)

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Purple Zone, level 5, treatment centre

Speciality: Treatment centre - Day surgery - patients who are admitted to hospital as an inpatient and who stay in the hospital for a particular surgery.

Transport: Outside the main building, on the left hand side as you enter the building. Before entering the main building, turn left out of the multi-storey, follow the path to the left

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

Location: Level 4 in the lifts via the tower

Speciality: Theatres - We have operating theatres at the Lister hospital only, covering both inpatient and day surgery. Each year our team performs around 23,000 operations.

Transport: End of main corridor, turn right to lifts, lift to level 4 and follow signs to main theatres

Parking options: Multi-Storey parking

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