Help in a crisis and visiting information during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Application Process

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At our trust, we like to make the application process as clear, comfortable and efficient as possible. That's why we've put together what you can expect as an applicant and potential employee at out trust. See below for further details, as well as some tips and guidance to support you along the way.

Application Tips and Guidance

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Make it compelling

Tailor your application to the role you are applying for. We'll assess your application against the person specification, which includes our Trust values and behaviours.


Stand out

Explain why you’d be suitable for this role and how your career to date supports your application for this role.


Make it clear

Tell us about your skills and abilities relating to this role, paying close attention to the job advert and person specification.


Attention to detail

Check your application thoroughly before submitting to ensure there are no mistakes and you haven't missed anything out.

Shortlisting Process

The appointing manager will shortlist all applications against the criteria in the person specification.  If successfully shortlisted, then you will be invited via Trac to attend an interview with an online booking system link, to book a suitable time.  If you are not shortlisted this will be communicated via Trac with the option of feedback on your application.

Interview Guidance

Getting to your interview

Plan your journey and arrive early. Parking at our hospital sites can be pressured, therefore it's worth considering other options such as the public transport and NHS staff talking to someone while seated  ensure that you allocate enough time.


Finding where your interview is taking place

Your Trac invite will detail the location of your interview and a contact name and number of the appointing manager.


Your application

Review your application, the job role and person specification before the interview. This will help give you an idea of the type of questions the interview panel may ask.


Bring any questions

You'll be given the opportunity to ask questions at the interview.


Interview style

We'll use a variety of interview questions to give you the opportunity to talk about your skills, knowledge and experience. 

Post Interview

If you are success at interview the appointing manager will contact you to offer you the role and you will receive a conditional offer detailing the information of our pre- employment checks, as noted below. If you are unsuccessful you will be advised of the outcome via Trac with the option of feedback.

Pre-Employment Checks

ID and Right to Work checks

You will be asked to attend an ID appointment to confirm your identity for security and patient safety and ask you to provide your passport as evidence of your right to work in the UK in line with Home office guidance.


DBS Check

To provide detail of a person’s criminal history to ensure a fair and safe decision is made on employment. The level of DBS required is dependant of the role and is not required for all roles.


Professional Qualification Checks and References

We will check professional registers to ensure we have the correct level to maintain the delivery of high standards of care to our patients and the correct level of qualification to perform effectively in the role.


Employee work history and reference checks

We have a duty of care to our patient and service users’ groups to ensure confirmation of your work history and will ask for previous 3-year references to be contacted to be verified from your application form.


Occupational health

In compliance with the Health, Safety and Equality Law we are required as an employer to ensure employees are fit and capable to undertake the duties for their role, this will be undertaken through self-assessment or health screening as appropriate.

Starting with us

Unconditional offer

On completion of all pre-employment checks you will be sent your unconditional offer of employment to arrange a start date with your new manager and be booked Member of staff smiling on the next available Trust Induction.


Trust Induction

You will attend a morning or afternoon core Trust Induction which are held at Duncan MacMillan House and Rampton Hospital, with two sessions every calendar month. Your role relevant training is booked as applicable through your line manager. The core Induction will provide you with an introduction to our Trust, and an understanding of our values and ethos.




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