Nursing and Midwifery
Uphold the past and shape the future
When Aneurin Bevan founded the NHS in 1948, he did so on the principles of equality of access and the service being based on need, not on the ability to pay.
By developing your career in Wales, you'll be able to continue these traditions and help shape the future of your profession.
Wales has launched its five year vision for the future - Maternity Care in Wales. This supports midwives to provide quality care and family centred experiences, while working and training multi-professionally to develop safe and effective services.
Benefit from better staffing levels
Wales is the first nation in Europe to bring in legislation that protects nursing staffing levels – ensuring that nurses will have the time to care sensitively for patients.
All maternity units in Wales are expected to be ‘Birth-rate plus’ compliant - ensuring that the correct number of midwives are available for the women receiving care.
One career, many paths
A career in Wales is full of possibilities. Midwives can progress to specialist midwife, consultant and heads of midwifery roles. Nurses can progress to clinical nurse specialist, advanced nurse practitioner and consultant nurse roles. You can also follow leadership pathways, from ward and team leadership roles, to senior positions.
Flexible working to suit your family
By working in Wales, you can take advantage of a range of innovative working arrangements designed to help you fit your work around your life. These include flexible working hours, childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance initiatives and on-site crèche facilities.
Get support when you relocate
If you want to come to Wales to work from a different country, our health boards and trusts can offer you a range of relation packages to help you and your family settle in as smoothly as possible.
Help to return-to-practice
We welcome nurses, health visitors and midwives who want to come back into the profession.
A £1,000 bursary is available for nurses, health visitors and specialist community public health nurses, who train in Wales. A £1,500 bursary is also available for midwives who undertake a return to practice course in Wales.
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