Your Career

By choosing NUTH as a Medic you will be joining the largest healthcare provider in the North East of England, employing over 1,400 Junior, Senior and Specialty Doctors, Dentists, Consultants and Surgeons based on three major sites in the city.


Find your place @ Newcastle Hospitals

There really is something for everyone and you can follow a path to one of over seventy specialties - from joining our Foundation Programme as a Medical School Graduate, or embarking on a training career, working in a hospital as a Specialty Trainee, Specialty Doctor, Consultant, Surgeon or to being based in the community as a GP.

If you have a passion for improving people’s lives and the determination to reach the highest standards, there's a wide range of career opportunities open to you as a Doctor at NUTH.

Want to know more about what our Doctors think about working at Newcastle hospitals? Meet Our Doctors by watching our video.

Frequently Asked Questions

What opportunities are available for my development as a Doctor?

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Foundation Programme: At NUTH we aim to offer all Junior Doctors in training the best education and training experience in the Region so they enter their chosen specialty fully prepared to work as a GP or Consultant. Our junior doctors rate their postgraduate medical training with us as some of the best in the UK (2017 GMC survey).

Core & Speciality Training: There are 72 specialty training programmes provided within the Trust with over 400 experienced supervisors and an active medical education team available to provide a wide range of advice and support. We offer a range of innovative educational opportunities including Junior Doctor Leadership and introduction to medical education programmes as well as state-of-the-art facilities in simulation and of course the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre.

Where would I be based?

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Our award winning in-patient clinical services are based on two main sites - the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Freeman Hospital. The Royal Victoria Infirmary site is the acute admitting site with the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre together with acute medical services, maternity services and the Great North Children’s Hospital. The Freeman site is of a more elective nature with surgical services, cardiothoracic services, transplantation, and the Northern Centre for Cancer Care.

How do you recruit Doctors?

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We have a dedicated Medical & Dental, Workforce Planning, Recruitment & Engagement team based at Trust Head Quarters in Gosforth, Newcastle.

In addition to the National Foundation Program intake of around seventy-five  Foundation Year 1 Trainees each August, we continually recruit throughout the year, offering Junior and Senior Doctor opportunities within all grades and specialties. Our recruitment team are constantly striving to recruit the most highly motivated, ambitious individuals to join our medical workforce. 

You can search for our current vacancies here.

Do you employ Locum Doctors?

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We have our own Locum Bank for all grade of Doctors once employed by the Trust you can apply to join the bank.

What will I expect to be paid? Is there a Doctor Pay Scale?

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What Research Opportunities are there in Newcastle?

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Research Opportunities are frequent and varied please see below our most recent research news:

As a leading centre for research and clinical trials the Trust provides some of the best drug and surgical treatments for patients locally and regionally.

2017-2018 has been yet another ground breaking year for research within Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In partnership with colleagues in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, and Northumberland, Tyne & Wear Mental Health Trust, we have delivered high quality research focused upon improving the health and opportunities for those living in Newcastle and the surrounding area. We have seen 18,773 patients participate in research, including 964 participants in commercial research studies. This culminated in Newcastle Hospitals topping the NIHR league table for the seventh consecutive year, which highlights the opportunities that patients at Newcastle Hospitals have to avail themselves of the highest quality research that is absolutely cutting edge.

Other exciting developments over the last year included the renewal of the infrastructure awards that underpin our National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Facility which is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and runs in parallel with our Clinical Ageing Research Unit at the Campus for Ageing & Vitality. In addition we were delighted to be awarded one of eleven NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) which has led to the launch of the important externally facing Diagnostics North East. This overarching structure brings together all the components of a unique and innovative diagnostics infrastructure here within the North East of England focused upon Newcastle providing support and a distinct pathway of diagnostic development for industry and academia.

Our NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing & Long-term Conditions was also renewed and provides significant infrastructure for the considerable volume of high quality cutting edge research in ageing and long-term conditions for which Newcastle and the North East is internationally renowned.

The parallel brand to Diagnostics North East, known as Therapeutics North East, was given a significant boost by the award of one of four National Advanced Treatment Centres for Cellular Therapies with an award of over £7 million to support the Northern Alliance a project being delivered in partnership with centres in Scotland.

In the coming year Newcastle will be developing the first NHS supported Phase 3 research infrastructure with significant investment on the Campus for Ageing & Vitality site in Gibside Clinical Research Unit. In the last year, working in partnership with industry Newcastle Hospitals has also launched the CEPA (Cellular Pathology Biobank) after a significant period of consultation with stakeholders which is allowing Newcastle Hospitals to work in partnership with industry collaborators to develop new diagnostic tests.

Meet our staff

Emma | Consultant Paediatric Intensivist

"We see many patients awake and playing - in contrast to many intensivists!"

Emma is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist in Paediatrics Cardio Intensive Care Medicine. Find out why she loves her job.

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Paul | Da Vinci Surgical Co-ordinator

'I never imagined I would be doing what I do today and love it so much!'  

Paul began his career in 1979 at the Freeman Hospital as an Operating Department Practitioner and is now our Da Vinci Surgical Co-ordinator.

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