Overseas Nurse Recruitment campaign from 2020 – ongoing

East Cheshire NHS Trust provides a range of hospital and community-based services across East Cheshire and aims to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place. The Trust employs approximately 2500 staff across its community settings and its three hospital sites: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford and District Community Hospital.

The shared mission of the Trust’s workforce is to work in partnership to provide high-quality, affordable integrated services. The Trust believes its workforce is its greatest asset and it actively supports its staff members to develop their capabilities to the full, with a variety of learning and development opportunities.

In 2020, a £900,000 redevelopment project to improve the Outpatients Department at Macclesfield Hospital was completed, resulting in increased clinical space and an improved, modernised environment. Four new clinic rooms, a bespoke ophthalmology room, a new children’s playroom and three separate waiting rooms were also included in the redesign.

Some of the Trust’s recent achievements include: A Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ in 2019; winning the HSJ ‘Patient Safety’ Award in 2018; and a higher-than-average performance in areas such as overall staff engagement, staff motivation, and staff ability to contribute towards improvements at work, according to a recent NHS Staff Survey.

Location and cost of living

East Cheshire NHS Trust has its headquarters in Macclesfield, North West England, and benefits from great public transport services, with buses and trains operating across the region. In addition, Manchester International Airport and Liverpool Airport are less than an hour’s train journey away from all the Trust’s hospitals, and Central London is within reach in less than two hours.

Made up of both rural and urban areas – with Wales on one side and the Peak district on the other, Greater Manchester Mersyside in the North, and Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south – there’s lots on offer in the area, for all kinds of people. Families are particularly well-served, with lots of beautiful towns and villages to explore, as well as attractions such as Tatton Park, Chester Zoo, Jodrell Bank and Delamere Forest.


Peak District, via visitpeakdistrict.com

The cost of living

The actual cost of living in any part of Britain can vary a lot, depending on the type of accommodation you find, as well as your personal spending habits and lifestyle. However, it’s fair to say that Cheshire is a relatively affordable place to live when compared with other parts of the UK (especially London and South-East of England). To get a sense of how much various goods and services cost, we recommend having a look at the Numbeo website. You can also find out more about transport and education services in the area on the East Cheshire NHS Trust careers pages..

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