As well as the huge variety of NHS jobs and career opportunities, you’ll enjoy the sheer variety of what the vibrant, cultural city of Newcastle upon Tyne has to offer.
A vibrant city
Newcastle upon Tyne is a vibrant and dynamic city brimming with energy. You are spoilt for choice whatever you enjoy - shopping, dining out or enjoying an evening of entertainment at one of the many theatres, cinemas and music venues across the region.
With a number of excellent state and independent schools, the North East can provide any child with a solid foundation for future career development. The city of Newcastle itself is home to two nationally recognised universities; Newcastle & Northumbria.
Our main sites are in the perfect central location, making that work life balance even easier to maintain. Whether that be nipping straight into the city centre after work to do some much needed shopping or heading to Jesmond for dinner with friends. The possibilities are endless.
A great nightlife
Known for it's great nightlife, all within easy walking distance, the bars, clubs and pubs in Newcastle cater for any and all of our nightlife needs. From classy cocktail offerings to craft beer hangouts, cheesy student clubs to decadent gin bars; the bars, clubs and pubs in Newcastle cater for any and all.
Near to coast and countryside
Rolling hills and the forest of the Northumberland National Park reach north to the Scottish Border. England's finest sand dune beaches and interesting fishing villages line the coast. Historic Hadrian's Wall starts in Newcastle and runs to Carlisle and the Lake District.
Short commutes and great transport
The city itself is just minutes away from unspoilt countryside and miles of stunning Northumbrian coast - the Lake District is just a two hour drive across the A69. Easy travelling all lead to an enviable lifestyle in the North East of England.
Living in Newcastle
Newcastle and the surrounding area offers a mixture of housing with something for every taste. House prices in the North East of England are much lower than most of the rest of the country, but housing in the area still offers quality, prestigious homes. There are a range of housing types, from modern contemporary riverside apartments on Newcastle's vibrant quayside, to executive homes at Wynyard Village about 30 miles drive south of Newcastle. In surrounding Northumbria you can find many rural retreats, and the coastal areas provide substantial older character properties - from terraced houses to unique 'Tyneside' flats from the Victorian and Edwardian era.
Training in Newcastle
Both Newcastle and Northumbira Universities are centres of excellence in medicine and dentistry. The area is also home to many well-established colleges which offer a wide range of courses from A levels to vocationally based qualifications. There is a wealth of learning opportunities available here: at departmental level, at Trust-wide level, and for specialty training at a regional level in collaboration with other Trusts across Health Education North East. Practitioners come to us from all over the UK - and from as far afield as Egypt and China - to learn the latest techniques and to see best practice in action.