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Benefits at UHNM

University Hospitals of North Midlands is a great place to work. We employ more than 11,000 staff in Staffordshire, making us a major employer in the area. Read our Welcome to the North Midlands Brochure and find out why Staffordshire and UHNM is a great place to live and work. As a forward thinking progressive employer we aim to make the benefits of working at the hospital commensurate with our employment standing. 

If you have just joined UHNM, why not read our Welcome Pack.

​Interested in working with us? Find out all of the benefits you can expect as a member of the UHNM family - Employee Benefits summary or read the full list of benefits

Normally when people talk about 'benefits' they really mean 'perks' - the little extras that make your work life easier and your personal life more rewarding. Well, we mean more than that. Our benefits package is complete and includes a support network and training schemes which are already recognised as being first class. But don't take our word for it: we've been awarded 'Practice Plus' standard within the NHS 'Improving Working Lives' framework striving for model employer's status.

The NHS is one of the very few employers who still offer a retirement package based on either your final salary or a percentage of your pay over your whole career. 

Pay is subject to annual review and reflects responsibilities and skills. The pay scales are incremental and so allow for year on year progression (to a maximum) Each year a cost of living award is usually received, although this is non contractual and the amount varies. Click here for more information on Pay and Contracts 

You'll receive at least 27 days holiday per year. The entitlement rises when certain service milestones are achieved. Holiday minimums exclude Bank Holidays as these are given over and above. 

We offer flexible working patterns plus information and advice on affordable high quality childcare.

You'll benefit from flexible working, special leave policies and advice on relevant external expert organisations. 

This gives you the chance to vary your working life as circumstances change in your life outside work. When you want more choices than the normal 9-5 pattern allows, there is scope for part-time working, job sharing and term-time working, as well as evening, weekend work and career breaks. Of course these arrangements need to be applied for and must not damage the service we provide. 

We're committed to offering development and learning opportunities, whether you're full-time or part-time, to extend your range of skills and knowledge, enabling you to realise your full potential. 

The NHS strives to reflect the many different communities it serves. There is no place for discrimination in the NHS on the grounds of ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, working patterns and marital status. Positive efforts are made to recruit staff from the many diverse sections of society and to ensure that all staff are treated fairly. 

Please visit for details of all the other perks that make working for the NHS life changing.​

Are you interested in coming back to nursing? You may need to undertake a return to practice course if you are no longer a registered nurse. There's also a specific return to practice programme if you wish to return and work as a general practice nurse.