Join the NHS in South West London
Whatever role you play in our NHS, you’ll be valued and make a difference for patients and your colleagues.
Join teams in our Acute, community health and care settings of all sizes and types delivering world-class services here in South West London. You will be part of a 26,000+ strong NHS team, with the unique opportunity to use your skills, passion and experience to help improve the lives of local people.
Discover our South West London hospitals below
Croydon Health Services
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust serves one of the largest and most diverse boroughs in the capital.
Our 4,500 dedicated staff and volunteers cover every corner of the borough, caring for people of all ages at home and in our community services close to where they live. This includes specialist home treatment for children with cancer and long-term conditions, and a 24/7 Rapid Response Service to assess older patients within two hours of being referred by their GP. We also provide dedicated health services to some of the most vulnerable in our community, including asylum seekers and people experiencing homelessness.
The Trust is a trailblazer in integration and partnership working, bringing together health and care services in Croydon to help people live and stay well. It is a founding partner of the innovative One Croydon Alliance, which brings the NHS, social care and voluntary sectors closer together to join-up the care and support available for over 385,000 residents.
Croydon has been a forerunner in COVID-19 recovery, with a virus-protected ‘hospital within a hospital’ introduced shortly after the first wave of the pandemic, which reduced waits for planned care as part of a coordinated response across the NHS in South West London.
Our main site, Croydon University Hospital provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the intensive care unit, Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward and midwifery-led birth centre. Our sibling hospital, Purley War Memorial Hospital (PWMH) in the south of Croydon borough, offers outpatient care, including diagnostic services, physiotherapy and ophthalmology services run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside an onsite GP surgery.
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
Nearly 900,000 people come to the Trust’s hospitals for care and treatment every year. We employ almost 5,000 staff, working around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.
It provides an extensive range of services including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynaecology to 490,000+ people in South West London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care.
St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) and Maternity services (Obstetrics).
Hounslow and Richmond
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust provides community health services for around 523,000 people registered with GPs in the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond, but also serves a wider population across South West London for a range of more specialist services.
The trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission. Every day our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people’s homes and convenient local clinics. We help people to stay well in the community, manage their own health with the right support and avoid stays in hospital.
The Trust employs around 1,300 people, who work across a wide range of health centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, children’s centres, local council facilities and in community settings – including in people’s homes.
Roles include adult and children’s nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, immunisation nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and adult learning disability specialists from a range of professional disciplines.
We also directly employ about 130 people working for Hounslow primary care networks, such as pharmacists, physician associates, paramedics, occupational therapists, a GP support team and a training team. There are also plans to employ learning disability and dementia nurses and to offer more support for the borough based partnership.
Its innovative teams provide leading edge community healthcare in partnership with other parts of the NHS to care for people outside hospitals. For example, its rapid response teams who work with London Ambulance to respond to category 4, 999 calls, providing a faster and more holistic service to people who fall in their homes.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cares for more than half a million patients each year, from across Kingston, Richmond, Elmbridge (Surrey), Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton, and is highly rated by staff and patients alike.
In 2018, it became the first acute hospital trust in London to be rated ‘Outstanding’ for overall quality and leadership by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Kingston’s maternity service was also rated ‘best in London’ by women recently surveyed by the Care Quality Commission.
The Trust provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and has a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in ‘patient-focused’ care across services including emergency and day surgery.
Kingston Hospital is known as a centre of excellence for elective care and is recognised nationally for its ITU outcomes for patients, as well as its cancer services which are run in partnership with the Royal Marsden Hospital, a world-leading provider of cancer care.
The hospital employs 3,500 staff. It is located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, but also runs a number of outpatient clinics in sites across the catchment area including Raynes Park Health Centre, Surbiton Centre for Health, Queen Mary’s Roehampton and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We offer flexible working options – plus many opportunities for professional development. The Trust has an on-site day nursery and has fast train links to Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.
St George's University Hospitals
Since the opening of the original St George’s Hospital on Hyde Park Corner in 1733, St George’s has built an international reputation for quality of care, education, research and medical advances.
With over 9,000 staff, we are one of the country’s largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts. As a provider of many tertiary services, such as neurosciences and paediatric medicine, we offer care for significant populations in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and beyond, totalling around 3.5 million people.
Our specialist services also provide care for patients across the country. For example, we serve people across South West England in specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Our highly specialist family HIV care service, and expertise in bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases, mean we treat people from right across the country.
Our main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting is one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals, sharing the sites with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research.
Whatever role you work in, we are committed to offering excellent learning and development opportunities and to supporting you in your career, interests and work-life balance. Read more about some of the St George’s team here