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Everything you wanted to know about becoming a nurse…and more

Press release – Feb 3 2017


Everything you wanted to know about becoming a nurse…and more

Wye Valley NHS trust is encouraging anyone interested in becoming a nurse to get along to the Jobs and Career fair to be held at Hereford Shirehall on Wednesday, February 8.

Visitors to the fair will be able to speak to representatives from the Trust’s recruitment team and will also have the opportunity to talk to nurses about what it’s like to be a nurse in Herefordshire.

The fair runs from 10am to 2.30pm.

“We’re always having people asking us what it’s like to be a nurse,” said Karen Miller, the Trust’s recruitment and retention manager.

“The great thing about the jobs fair is that we’ll have nurses there who can talk about what it’s like to work on one of our wards or in one our speciality teams.

“There’s a huge variety of nursing jobs available at the Trust and whether you’re looking to become a nurse caring for children, looking after older people or anything in between, we’ve got vacancies,” added Karen.

The Trust employs around 900 nurses at the County Hospital in Hereford and across its community hospitals in the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard and Leominster.

The Trust also has a team of community nurses who work right across the county delivering care to people in their own homes.

“We’re a large organisation and can offer flexible working to suit most people’s needs. The fair is a great opportunity to come along and have a chat to see what we’ve got to offer,” added Karen.

If you want to know more but can’t make the fair, visit the Trust’s website – – and take a look at the “Work with us section”.

This has a link to the latest jobs well as interviews with staff who talk about their experience at the Trust.


Notes to Editors:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £160 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community. For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip, Communications officer 01432 355444  ext. 5105.



The above should be viewed in the context of the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) which was published in November 2016. It is ‘owned’ by all local health and care organisations working across Herefordshire & Worcestershire, supported by Voluntary Sector representatives.

It’s really early days and at this stage just sets out a direction of travel for the next 4/5 years. We are not consulting on the draft plan, instead through an initiative called Your Conversation we’re having a very early discussion with local people about how this sounds.

There are some STP headline priorities, which are:

  • Doing more to prevent illness and encouraging people to live healthier lives
  • Encouraging people to self-care or self-manage more of the routine aspects of their conditions
  • Improving access to GP appointments
  • Improving our community services which care for people at home, including making better use of technology
  • Changing role for Community Hospitals
  • Easier access to emergency/urgent care
  • Making our acute and specialist services more sustainable

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Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk

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