Mental Health Nurses Recruitment Drive

North West Region Integrated Care System includes over 15 hospital Trusts to work and develop your career at, spread out through the counties of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria, Cheshire and Merseyside. 

North West Region Integrated Care System is one of seven regional collaborative teams that support the commissioning of high quality services and directly commission primary care and specialised services at a local level across England.

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Your role is to promote and support a person’s recovery, helping them live independent and fulfilling lives. This could include any experience in caring for older adults with mental health conditions (e.g., Dementia, Alzheimers), caring for patients with substance abuse problems, working with patients with other mental health conditions (e.g. eating disorders, post-natal depression), or caring for children with mental health conditions.


“We are incredibly proud that CWP scores the highest in the North West for mental health, learning disability and communicty trusts for staff being happy with the standard of care if a friend or relative needed treatment, according the 2021 NHS Staff Suvey. We are also proud to be the only NHS trust across Cheshire and Wirral and the only mental and community health services trust in the North West to be rated Outstanding for Caring overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).”

There are currently no vacancies.

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“Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.


“At Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust we do more. We think a good job begins with encouragement. Everything we do here starts with our fabulous people and the fantastic care we offer. We have a wide range of exciting opportunities and we’re looking for great people to join us”

There are currently no vacancies.

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“You’ll be joining one of the most innovative and progessive NHS trusts in the country. One that offers specialist inpatient and community services to support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and braind injury services.
We are the founding member of the Zero Suicide Alliance, and one of only three Trusts in the country which delivers high secure mental health care”

There are currently no vacancies.

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“At Pennine Care you’ll do more than join something – you’ll be valued for who you are; you’ll be making a difference and be part of something good and important.
In the latest NHS staff survey, we were ranked as the best place to work out of all the mental health and learning disability trusts in the North West.”

There are currently no vacancies.

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You could qualify as a Mental Health Nurse!

The NHS is looking for registered nurses with “transferable skills” to work with a variety of Mental Health patients.

Transferable skills include:

  • Work on a psych or mental health unit / ward / department (even if some years back),
  • Care of mental health patients in community as part of community case load,
  • Forensic (prison) Nursing,
  • Care of older adults with dementia / Alzheimer’s,
  • Care of mental health patients on medical ward / Emergency Department or during transfers to referral hospital,
  • Care of patients with moderate to severe Learning Disability e.g., in conjunction with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other disorder (This could be personal, rather than professional experience),
  • Care of children with Learning Disability or Mental Health condition on Paediatric ward.

If you have experience with any of these skills, please consider applying as a Mental Health nurse.

Sponsored English Language Training

We are currently accepting applications from qualified overseas Registered Nurses with experience as Mental Health and Learning Disability nurses who are yet to pass their English Language exam! North West Region Trusts are funding this additional training to assist qualified nurses to pass their OET exams. Qualified nurses must meet certain criteria for sponsorship and funding; please apply now for more details.

Our partner English language school Specialist Language Courses (SLC) will ascertain your current level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A minimum score of C1 in writing is required in a needs analysis form to be considered for the courses. For more information about SLC you may visit the this link.