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National Bank - for Healthcare Professionals

Are you looking for greater choice and flexible work in the NHS? Choose NHS Professionals National BankTM to achieve your ideal work-life balance by deciding where and when you work.

Whether you're looking to enhance your skillset, gain more experience or simply earn a bit of extra money, we can support you.

With the NHS Professionals National Bank, you can:

  • Choose to develop your career through experience and development opportunities
  • Choose to work flexibly to compliment your lifestyle and still make a difference
  • Choose greater choice, with opportunities for work with multiple healthcare organisations


As specialists at putting people in places to care, we support Trusts across England in a variety of ways. Through our National Bank service, you can work flexibly as a Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at our partnered NHS Trusts below:

  • Greater Manchester - Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust & Bury Hospice
  • Birmingham - The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk - James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Somerset - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield - St Luke's Hospice
  • Cheshire - Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & The Hospice of the Good Shepherd
  • Essex - St Clare's Hospice
  • Birmingham - Birmingham Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Member Benefits

  • Competitive pay rates
  • First choice of shifts - Get access to shifts before they are available to agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle - Take control of when you want to work
  • Work this week, get paid next week
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift worked
  • Book and manage shifts online - Access shifts anywhere, any time or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it - you can contact us 24/7 365 days a year
  • Stakeholder pension scheme available

Joining Criteria

What you need to apply

You will need a minimum of 6 months Healthcare Assistant experience within the last 2 years, in a relevant setting for the area you are applying to i.e. ITU, A&E and Mental Health. 

Alternatively, if you do not have the relevant experience, you will need to be Student Nurse working towards a Nursing qualification (Degree level) and have completed a minimum of 10-12 weeks clinical placement depending on the Trust you are applying for.

If you do not have the relevant care experience, you can apply for our Healthcare Support Worker Development programme.

What you need to apply

You will need a valid NMC registration and a minimum of 6 months healthcare experience (private or NHS) within the last 3 years, in a relevant setting for the area you are applying to i.e. ITU, A&E and Mental Health.

Alternatively, if you do not hold the relevant experience, you will need to have completed a ‘Return to Practice’ course within the last 2 years.

Relevant Experience

Experience can be from one of the following areas:

  • An NHS Hospital
  • A private hospital in the UK
  • A prison healthcare service in the UK
  • A hospice in the UK
  • A Mental Health service in the UK
  • A Community healthcare service in the UK
  • A Learning Disabilities healthcare service in the UK
  • A care home in the UK (subject to Trust requirements)

Join us - Choose the NHS Professionals National Bank

Live vacancies

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Register your interest

If you are interested in roles and there are no suitable vacancies in your area, simply submit your interest today.





Member Testimonials 

Mark Buckley

Why do you choose to work through NHS Professionals?
"Specifically, to work in the NHS rather than through a third party agency, I also have varied roles and levels of responsibility throughout my working day which is great."


Kieran White

Why do you choose to work through NHS Professionals?
"I wanted to do bank work and not work through an agency. NHS Professionals cover multiple locations to work in which is convenient."


Akorede Abatan

"The application process was simple to fill out and submit, throughout the process the communication has been great. I feel supported in my role, If I have any challenges there are always Nurses I can ask for help. I like working for NHS Professionals as it gives me the opportunity to improve my personal development and acquire unique skills."