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Why NHS Lothian?

There are so many development opportunities with Clinical Education 

  • NHS Lothian has a dedicated clinical education team who provide a wide range of learning opportunities and support for all our Health Care Support Workers, Nurses and Midwives.
  • It is one of the only health boards to have a career and education pathway supporting staff to progress from a Health Care Support Worker to band 7 charge nurse or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
  • We are the only health board in Scotland to run a leadership programme for our Black and Ethnic Minority Nurses and Midwives.
  • All Nurses, Midwives and Health Care Support Workers who join NHS Lothian will undertake an in-depth one week induction programme in addition to local induction.
  • All our health care support workers can access a recognised qualification which include National Progression Award, Scottish Vocational Qualifications.
  • We have a unique HNC programme which enables Health Care Support Workers to access 2nd year of Nursing.
  • NHS Lothian provides a unique one year programme, which is delivered face to face incorporating reflective learning sets for all newly Registered Nurses.
  • We provide training on over 60 different clinical skills to support our Health Care Support Workers and Registered Nurses and Midwives to provide the best care possible.
  • We have a wide range of accredited clinical modules and specialist modules with local universities.
  • We have a nationally recognised clinical supervision model to support our staff.
  • We provide structured BSc hons and MSc pathways for both acute and community staff.
  • We have a number of leadership courses and training days to support all of our staff.

Further information is available within our 'Why NHS Lothian' flyer


NHS Lothian Careers
NHS Lothian Recruitment (General)
Block 3, Stairwell 6
Residency Buildings
St John's Hospital
Livingston EH54 6PP
NHS Lothian Recruitment (Medical and Dental)
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EH14 1TY

Employees of NHS Lothian demonstrate Our Values. Around 3,000 colleagues across NHS Lothian have developed this set of common values and ways of working - to the benefit of everyone working in the organisation and, most importantly - to the benefit of our patients.

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