About us

We are fostering an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Our CARE values

Communicating and Working Together

We will work as one compassionate and inclusive team, involving, informing and listening to all colleagues and local communities.

Aspiring and Improving

We will choose to work or be cared for by Sherwood as we focus on improving patient care and staff wellbeing.

Respectful and Caring

We will show kindness to all, embrace diversity and challenge inappropriate behaviour.

Efficient and Safe

We will be consistent and do the right thing at the right time, first time.

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Trust of The Year in HSJ national awards

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious "Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year" honour in the 2020 Health Service Journal awards.  The HSJ awards are the most coveted accolade in UK healthcare and Trust of the Year is the most prestigious category within these awards.

Rated Outstanding by the CQC

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

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Benefits of working here

  • We are committed to the retention and development of talented individuals, including a newly piloted Band 5 Nurse Transfer Scheme
  • We strive to be an inclusive organisation with active networks of colleagues including representing LGBTQ+, ethnic minority groups, and colleagues with a disability
  • All colleagues have a voice, and we have a culture where speaking up to our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is encouraged
  • Our award-winning focus on colleague wellbeing helps ensure we are looking after ourselves and each other
  • Our modern facilities provide some of the best estate in the NHS
  • We are committed to partnership working for the health and wellbeing of our populations, and are an active part of our Integrated Care System and the Mid-Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership

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A great place to work

We want all our staff to enjoy working in the best environment possible and are committed to supporting colleagues to reach their full potential.

  • We have active networks of colleagues representing LGBTQ+, ethnic minority groups, and colleagues with a disability.
  • All our colleagues have a voice and we encourage everyone to speak to our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian as needed.
  • Our award-winning focus on colleague wellbeing helps ensure we are looking after ourselves and each other.
  • We are committed to partnership working for the health and wellbeing of our populations and are an active part of our Integrated Care System and the Mid-Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

A great place to live

We are based in north Nottinghamshire, at the heart of the East Midlands. Our region hosts a vibrant mixture of city and rural living in a beautiful part of the country, situated on the edge of the Peak District.

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About our recruitment process

After your interview you will be contacted by the appointing manager to let you know whether you have been successful or not, if you have been successful the appointing manager will inform the recruitment team who will send your offer letter and commence recruitment checks.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

We believe Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a great place to work and a great place to be; a great place to be you.

We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience

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FAQ

What support is available for #TeamSFH colleagues?

We want all patients to receive the level of care we would want our families to receive, and we want to treat all our colleagues in the way we want to be treated.

We offer both occupational health and staff counselling services. In 2020, we introduced four levels of welfare and wellbeing support for colleagues:

1. Looking after yourself

2. Looking after others

3. Let’s talk

4. I need help

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We have also created a range of reconnecting toolkits and supporting resources to help our colleagues reflect, prepare and respond positively to the period of challenge we have all been through since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How are you recognising excellence in nursing and midwifery at #TeamSFH?

Staff recognition

Recognising the achievements of the staff who make Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust special is important to us. We believe in recognising and celebrating those who that go the extra mile to make sure all our patients receive outstanding care.

Every year we hold an awards ceremony where we celebrate colleagues and teams from across the Trust, who have gone above and beyond in their role and contributed to excellent patient care.

The Trust works in partnership with the DAISY Foundation program to recognise the amazing efforts nurses and midwives perform every day. Each month, patients, staff, visitors and volunteers get to nominate nurses and midwives for the award, which recognises their amazing care and help.

TULIP, Touching Unique Lives in Practice, is dedicated to colleagues who have provided outstanding care to our patients and local community; this award says thank you to those individuals and teams who have exceeded expectationsTULIP, Touching Unique Lives in Practice, is dedicated to colleagues who have provided outstanding care to our patients and local community; this award says thank you to those individuals and teams who have exceeded expectations

The Trust operates a monthly colleague nominated awards scheme, called Star of the Month, and regular ceremonies to celebrate dedicated long-serving staff.

Pathway to Excellence accreditation

In 2021 we decided to work towards the Pathway to Excellence accreditation, an internationally recognised standard valuing a healthcare organisation’s commitment to creating a positive practice environment that empowers and engages staff.

It focuses on six key areas of work within nursing and midwifery, showcasing the quality that exists in each area and identifying any gaps and areas for improvement. We plan to have completed work to evidence our excellence against the pathway’s six standards by Summer 2022.

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Can you tell me more about your commitment to ‘Healthier Communities, Outstanding Care’?

We are proud of the improvements we’ve made over the last five years and remain dedicated to improving further. We know good quality healthcare can only be delivered by focussing on the experience of people, be it patients and the public or the colleagues you work with. We want to work with partners, move beyond the boundaries of our hospitals and help our local population to become healthier.

Our improvements have been achieved by two central commitments to people:

  • We expect all patients to receive the same standard of care we would want our friends and family to have and
  • We would like all colleagues to be treated with the same values we believe are important; support, kindness and respect.

Our ‘Healthier Communities, Outstanding Care’ strategy has come from more than 750 conversations with the public, SFH colleagues and partners.

Over the next five years we will deliver healthier communities and outstanding care for all by working with Primary Care Networks and partners in our Mid-Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Provider and our Integrated Care System.

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What is #TeamSFH doing to tackle the climate emergency?

We commissioned our Climate Action Project Group to work on Trust sustainability in January 2020, and our Green Plan describes our ambitions to reduce our carbon footprint and the environmental impact of our services.

This includes initiatives to:

  • Reduce carbon emissions from energy consumption by 80% by 2025 (from our 2013/14 baseline).
  • Cut patient transport service mileage by 25% by 2025 to improve local air quality.
  • Reduce fossil fuel use on our estates over the next 5 years, with the long-term goal of phasing out their use before 2040.
  • Reduce our overall waste volume by 7% per year to 2025, from our 2017/18 baseline, thus improving our 20% recycling rate and continuing our zero to landfill achievement.
  • Cease purchase of single-use plastic stirrers and straws, single-use plastic cutlery, plates or single use cups made of expanded polystyrene or oxo-degradable plastics by April 2022.
  • Continue in our achievement of limiting our water consumption to 1.2 m3/m2 and remain within the lower quartile value of our peers, as determined by the Model Hospital.

This will place us favourably on the path towards net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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We would love you to join our team!

We are an award winning Acute and Community Trust and we provide Outstanding healthcare services for 450,000 people across Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

We work with over 5,000 colleagues across our three hospitals - King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community.

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, recognising it as the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and  Mansfield Community were also rated Good. All 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety and we have five Outstanding services.

King’s Mill Hospital – a world class facility with an emergency department and one of the most modern hospitals in the NHS. The hospital offers over 550 bed spaces (over half of them in single occupancy en-suite rooms), treats around 46,000 inpatients and 30,000 day cases, whilst delivering over 3,400 babies each year.

Newark Hospital - an extensive range of consultant-led patient services, planned inpatient treatments, day-case procedures, diagnostics and therapy services as well as an Urgent Care Centre and hip and knee surgery to Newark.

Mansfield Community Hospital - offers rehabilitative care for patients over three wards. A variety of outpatient clinics are available at the hospital including a CaSH clinic, a multidisciplinary tier two diabetes community clinic, an osteoporosis service and wheelchair services.

 

So if you are looking to join an innovative team that will give you the time and space to provide high quality and safe patient care in a modern environment and want to develop your career in a Trust which is leading the conversation about the future of care, then we could be your next move. We want to help you to be the best you can be and to provide the best care that you can.

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