Our nursing teams need you

Our nurses provide patient-centred care and a donor experience that is of the highest quality – and now you can too.

If you’re ready to take on a varied, dynamic and incredibly important challenge, then we’ve got a place for you in our team. catherine-howell-quote.jpg

Catherine Howell

Chief Nurse Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services

The most important role of your career

Every member of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) plays a vital part in the life-saving and life-enhancing work we do.   At the heart of that work stands our dedicated nurses – the most capable, committed and caring team of men and women imaginable.

Their work is as diverse as it is rewarding, which is why we’re so excited to announce that we’ll be attending Nursing Times Live in Leeds on the 25th May 2017 and London on the 8th June 2017, so you can find out more about our unique roles.

Our nurses work closely as a team to make the most of absolutely every donation – from blood and organs, to tissues and stem cells. We collect 7,000 blood donations from volunteer donors every day and have saved and enhanced 27,000 lives with donations from deceased donors and 9,000 lives from living donors over the past 10 years.

But we offer so much more. Our nursing teams deliver therapeutic apheresis treatments for patients across a range of clinical specialities – we also work with clinical colleagues in Trusts leading initiatives to drive the safe, appropriate and alternatives use for blood. We have nurses working in research, infection control and the list goes on !

Our multi-skilled nursing teams enjoy a diverse clinical experience – under the umbrella of a world-class, internationally famous organisation.

It’s something we’re immensely proud of, and it’s the reason we work so hard to ensure that our nurses feel valued every single day.

Why should you join us?


First and foremost, our work is interesting and varied. Depending on your area of interest, you could do anything from working with our blood supply teams to caring for patients with rare blood disorders or supporting donor families in the midst of their loss to provide life and hope to those waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.

But more than that, we want our nurses to thrive and develop their careers. That’s why we offer extensive professional development opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere. We support training prospects, and have recently launched an ‘exchange and change’ programme, offering nurses the opportunity to get experience in different areas. There are also fantastic opportunities to develop leadership and management skills.

Our Nursing Council are the custodians of our Nursing Strategy, which defines our plans for the future, including how we will continue to keep improving the services we offer, and how we will support our staff as they develop their careers. Our dynamic Nurse Council sums up everything that is incredible about this great service.

Nurses are central to everything we do, so come and visit us at one of the Nursing Times Live events to find more about your career with us. We can’t wait to meet you.

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