Ongoing Overseas Nurse Recruitment campaign from 2022 – ongoing
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.
The Trusts that make up this collaborative integrated care system include the following:
- Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
- East Cheshire NHS Trust
- Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust: Royal Oldham Hospital
- Saint Mary’s Managed Clinical Service:
- Oxford Road Campus
- Saint Mary’s at Wythenshawe
- Saint Mary’s at North Manchester
- Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
- Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Midwifery at North West Region Integrated Care System
Currently, NEU Professionals and North West Region ICS are mainly focusing on the recruitment of midwives.
The Trusts offer high levels of expertise and excellent standards of care for pregnant women and their families through antenatal, delivery and postnatal care. Above all, their aim is to offer a sensitive and flexible service to meet the specific needs of every woman and her family.
Location and cost of living
The North West Region has a population of approximately 7 million people which includes three counties consisting of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria, Cheshire & Merseyside. It is the third-most-populated region in the United Kingdom, the largest settlements are Manchester and Liverpool.
Landscapes filled with lakes, estuaries buzzing with birdlife and revolutionary cities with sporting histories: the North West has something for everyone. Explore iconic cities that are as famous for their music scenes as their grand industrial buildings and museums. Hear The Beatles resonate from street corners in Liverpool and the Stone Roses and Oasis rock in fashionable Manchester. Switch off the sound in the Lake District as you retrace trails between ethereal peaks, fells and tarn lakes. Or head for the bright lights of the seaside under hedonistic Blackpool’s blazing seafront illuminations. Welcome to a sports lovers’ paradise with county crickets grounds, iconic horse races and Premiership football clubs to boot.
These regions offer good living opportunities with much lower rental rates and housing prices to that of London.
Greater Manchester is characterised by dense urban and industrial development, which includes centres of commerce, finance, retail and administration, as well as commuter suburbs and housing, interspersed with transport infrastructure such as light rail, roads and motorway, and canals. Art, tourism, culture and sport provide 16% of employment in Greater Manchester.
Lancashire is a historic, ceremonial and non-metropolitan county and the county boundaries differ between these different forms. There is a wide range of public transport: rail, air, ferry and bus. The county borders Cumbria to the north, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the south, and North and West Yorkshire to the east; with a coastline on the Irish Sea to the west.
Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of England’s finest areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for visual artists, writers and musicians. The nearest international airports to south Cumbria are Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool John Lennon and Teesside.
Cheshire has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages. The Cheshire canal system includes several canals originally used to transport the county’s industrial products. Nowadays they are mainly used for tourist traffic.
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county, with a population of 1.38 million. Transport in Merseyside consists of travel by roads, rail, air and water. Aviation and air travel is provided by Liverpool John Lennon Airport, the oldest provincial airport in the United Kingdom. Merseyside contains green belt interspersed throughout the county, surrounding the Liverpool urban area, as well as across the Mersey in the Wirral area, with further pockets extending towards and surrounding Southport, as part of the western edge of the North West Green Belt.