There are various roles of staff within the NHS and everyone makes a difference to people's lives every day. Click on the roles listed below to learn more about what they do.
Clerks are the engine that keeps the NHS running successfully. They make sure our patients have the information they need for their care and our healthcare professionals can access crucial patient records.
An Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) is a senior practitioner working in the Emergency Department who has been specially trained to treat minor injuries without necessarily having to refer to a doctor.
The Integrated Discharge Team consists of experienced health and social care professionals. The objective of the team is to provide multidisciplinary expertise and support to staff, all patients and their carers to enable safe and timely transfer from the hospital back into the community.
A Senior Sister is responsible for the overall running of each ward/unit and for standards of nursing care. They lead a team of staff who ensure the delivery of quality services and are key in ensuring clear communication between those involved in patient management.
An expert nurse with a background in a particular area, for example bowel cancer. They provide information, practical and emotional support and act as your key worker (a point of contact for you and your carers) throughout your treatment.
Speech and language therapists provide life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
Staff nurses make up the majority of any ward/unit team. These registered nurses are responsible and accountable for patient care. They work closely with the wider clinical team and supervise the non-registered workforce.