NHS employers

When you choose to work for the NHS, you’re part of something big. Part of Europe’s largest employer in fact!

Find out how the NHS is structured and where you might work.  

Whether you work in a large teaching trust, the ambulance service or one of the national bodies, the NHS is a great employer. There’s a fair and transparent pay structure and one of the most generous pension schemes on offer.  

Work for us and you’ll be delivering something very special!

Valeria Souza

Psychological wellbeing practitioner
Knowing that I am making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding and inspiring.

NHS England

NHS England provides national leadership for the NHS. It promotes high quality health and care for all, and supports NHS organisations to work in partnership to deliver better outcomes for our patients and communities.

Integrated care systems

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services, and to improve the lives of people who live and work in their area. There are 42 ICSs across England.

NHS acute or foundation trusts

NHS acute or foundation trusts provide the hospital, out-patient and other services to meet local population needs. There are also specialist trusts that offer discrete services for specific conditions or members of the public eg orthopaedic or children's services. 

Ambulance trusts

Ambulance trusts provide respond to 999 calls to provide emergency health services, transport patients, and provide out-of-hours care in some areas.

Community and mental health trusts

Community trusts provide a range of services that mean people can be treated in their local community or at home. Mental health trusts offer services to support people with mental health problems.  

Local primary care services

Local primary care services are provided through GP practices, dental practices, pharmacists and opticians.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is responsible for providing healthcare advice and information 24 hours a day via the internet and over the telephone.


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