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Better Balance with the Bank

Are you looking for flexible work in the NHS?

Achieve a better work-life balance with NHS Professionals, the UK’s largest NHS staff bank - specialists in putting people in places to care.

Whether you’re looking to pick up regular or ad-hoc shifts, without the commitment to a contract, or are seeking a fixed-term placement, NHS Professionals can support you to find Better Balance with the Bank.

You can also work with us alongside your substantive role if you have one. Our staff filled over 4.6 million shifts last year, gaining better balance for their individual career ambitions, family circumstances, finances, and futures - and you could too.

We have more than 150,000 bank staff registered with us and have opportunities available in over 50 Trusts, across multiple staffing groups, including:

Benefits of registering with NHS Professionals

When registering with NHS Professionals, you will have access to amazing benefits to support a healthy work-life balance. 


Benefits. First choice of shifts. Wellbeing incentives. Holiday pay. Competitive pay rates. Weekly pay. Pension scheme.

Balance your time by having first choice of shifts

Working at NHS Professionals means you have exclusive access to the first choice of shifts, so you can fit work around your lifestyle. From ad-hoc shifts to longer term placements, we offer extensive opportunities to suit you. Register today - it takes just 15 minutes.

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Health & wellbeing resources

As someone who works in a healthcare setting, it can be easy to prioritise the health and wellbeing of others over the health and wellbeing of yourself.

Over time, this mindset can become a deep-rooted habit, unless we take a mindful step back occasionally to ensure we have a healthy work life balance and recognise if you are close to burnout.

We've put together a simple three-step guide to assess your current situation and help you work out if you need to make a change to positively impact your work life balance, and mental health.

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Nutrition and hydration is important to stay healthy. We've teamed up with some fantastic foodies, Lucy and Lentils and Dr Hazel Wallace, who have created some delicious recipes for you to try. Take a look at some of the recipes by clicking the link below.


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For more handy tips and articles to support good mental health and wellbeing, visit our wellbeing hub. 


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Achieve a better work-life balance

We run England’s largest NHS staff bank and every year we help thousands of dedicated and highly skilled NHS workers enjoy better career opportunities, more flexible shifts and take control of their work-life balance.

Balance your career ambitions

"Working with NHS Professionals means I have the flexibility and comfort that comes with the choice of when and what time to work. This is everything to me. Every day is a memorable because each day I work on a different ward with different staff and patients.”

Taoheed - Care Support Worker, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust


Balance your family life

"NHS Professionals has supported my work-life balance and commitments around family. I am an unpaid carer for my disabled husband; I care for him and all his personal needs. I prefer to work nightshifts and being able to choose this as an option means that I can balance my work-life schedules."

Julie - Nurse, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 


Balance your future

"I retired a few years ago but wanted to continue to work on the bank. It was an easy decision for me to choose NHS Professionals, as I could continue to help and support the team that I already knew. I like the flexibility of choosing when to work, so it fits around my personal life and holidays. I also like to keep up my skills and competence to revalidate and stay on the NMC register as I feel I’ve got a lot to offer.”

Maggie - Nurse, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Balance your finances

"I work 22.5 hours per week in my substantive role and chose to work extra shifts with NHS Professionals to have extra money to have to spend on my daughters."

Christine - Staff Nurse, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Register today

It takes just 15 minutes to register with NHS Professionals.

Register with the NHSP bank



Register today

It takes just 15 minutes to register with NHS Professionals.

Register with the NHSP bank

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