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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world-renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. The Trust is made up of four hospitals- (i) the John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women's Centre), (ii) the Churchill Hospital and (iii) the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and (iv) the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire.

The Trust provides a wide range of clinical services, specialist services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation), medical education, training and research. These services are delivered from the Trust's main hospitals, with 6% of the services delivered from 44 additional locations in the region and patients' homes. The Trust's collaboration with the University of Oxford underpins the quality of care that is provided to patients, from the delivery of high-quality research, bringing innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside, to the delivery of high-quality education and training of doctors. The Trust employs about 12,500 staff which includes almost 4000 nurses and midwives, and 1,700 doctors.

Welcome to the world-renowned centre of clinical excellence.



The John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) is Oxfordshire's main accident and emergency site. The JR provides acute medical and surgical services, including trauma, intensive care and cardiothoracic services. It is situated in Headington, about three miles east of Oxford city centre. It is the largest of the Trust's hospitals, covering around 66 acres, and includes:


Children’s Hospital

The hospital provides a wide range of speciality services for children from throughout the Thames Valley and beyond. Services are largely provided by paediatricians and surgeons with particular paediatric specialist interests, but who also provide the general paediatric service.

Eye Hospital

The Oxford Eye Hospital is a much-loved part of the John Radcliffe Hospital. It is based in the West Wing of the hospital and looks after thousands of patients from everyday care to the most groundbreaking eye surgery. Ophthalmic specialities are Cataract, Glaucoma, Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis), Children, Optometry, Orthoptics, Outpatient appointments. 

Heart Centre

It is the centre of excellence for treating people with heart disease, supported by an internationally renowned academic department of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Oxford.


West Wing

The West Wing provides modern, high-quality and purpose-built accommodation for adult services, including neurosciences, specialist surgery, neurocritical care, day surgery and more.

Women's Centre

This is a separate building for maternity, gynaecology and neonatal services located at the top of the hill.More than 7,500 babies are born in the Women's Centre every year. It is the regional referral unit for high-risk pregnancies, and the Newborn Care Unit provides special care for babies in Oxfordshire and across the South East.


Feeling at home here - International Nurses


Churchill Hospital

The Churchill Hospital is a centre of excellence for cancer services and other specialities, including renal services and transplant, clinical and medical oncology, dermatology, haemophilia, chest medicine and palliative care. 

The hospital provides a wide range of medical and surgical services, including:

  • Cancer medicine (clinical and medical oncology, clinical haematology and radiotherapy)

  • Surgery (gastrointestinal, breast, and gynaecological cancer and non-cancer surgery)

  • Diagnostic services (laboratories, radiology and breast screening)

  • A base for University research teams, working in partnership with NHS colleagues.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre has been treating patients with bone and joint problems for more than 80 years and has a worldwide reputation for excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. The hospital also undertakes specialist services such as the treatment of bone infection and bone tumours, limb reconstruction and the rehabilitation of those with limb amputation or complex neurological disabilities.

Departments and services include:

  • Orthopaedics

  • Rheumatology, radiology, rehabilitation

  • OxSport

  • Metabolic medicine

  • Therapy services

  • Hydrotherapy pool and gym

  • Day surgery unit


Horton General Hospital

The Horton General Hospital in Banbury serves the growing population in the north of Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. The hospital has come a long way from two wards and 12 beds in 1872. Over the last year, the hospital has carried out nearly 6,000 operations in theatres and saw more than 40,000 people in its emergency department. 

It is an acute general hospital providing a wide range of services, including:

  • emergency department (with an emergency admission unit)

  • acute general medicine and elective day case surgery

  • trauma

  • maternity (midwifery-led unit) and gynaecology

  • paediatrics

  • critical care

  • Brodey Centre (cancer treatment)

Direct Interview Event- APRIL 2022



The University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world, with over 24,000 students. Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The University, including the colleges and Oxford University Press, is the largest employer in Oxfordshire, supporting around 33,700 jobs in the county and injecting more than £2.3bn annually into the regional economy.



With over 160,000 citizens, Oxford is certainly a much-loved city. So, what is it that makes Oxford so popular with both residents and visitors?

Aerial View of City

Beautiful surroundings

​Oxford is known for its extraordinary landscape, luscious green spaces, beautiful architecture and exciting history. Oxford is also home to one of the world's most prestigious universities, which boasts the breathtaking Bodleian Library and guided tours of all of Oxford University's buildings.


​Oxford has plenty to do for both residents and visitors alike, with stunning architecture and multiple museums, sight-seeing is always on the cards. The city is also very sporty, with plenty of sporting opportunities available. If you're not a big fan of taking part but love to watch, why not see one of the many university sporting events taking place around the city? One of the most traditional leisure activities available is to go punting on the River Cherwell (but this is best saved for dry.

Couple Shopping


Craving some 'retail therapy'? Oxford's shopping facilities are more than enough for the biggest shoppers! Not only does the city has plenty of high-street stores open daily, but you can also browse the exciting stalls inside the covered market - find everything from handmade trinkets, lovely gifts, traditional food, books and antiques. West Gate Centre is one of the famous shopping destinations of the City.


If you are a person who appreciates great culinary skills, Oxford will not disappoint you. With a tempting number of bars and restaurants to try, you'll be spoilt for choice! If you're hungry for history, pay a visit to the Old Parsonage Hotel, where Oscar Wilde stayed, or the Eagle & Child pub, a favourite spot for JRR Tolkien (The author of the Lord of The Rings)

Taxi at Night

Night Life

Oxford is a university city, which means you will never be too far from a great night out. The best places to visit for bars are George Street and Magdalene Street. The the neighbourhood of Jericho is also a city favourite.

Travel in Oxford

An incredible 68% of journeys in Oxford's city centre are made using a sustainable method of travel. Residents like to get around by walking, cycling or using public transport. Trains are available to access other parts of the UK. with London only an hour's train ride away.

Traveling with Headphones


Consumer prices in Oxford are 10.14% lower than in London.

​Consumer prices Including a rent in Oxford are 20.35% lower than London.

​Rent prices in Oxford are 33.91% lower than in London.

​Restaurant prices in Oxford are 15.21% lower than in London. 

*figures as of July 2021 from



The candidate has to meet the following requisites to be a part of Oxford University Hospitals. 


Educational Qualification: Degree or diploma in nursing


English Proficiency: Non-native English language speakers have to prove their proficiency in English through an internationally recognized test. The candidate can either choose IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or OET (Occupational English Test) to prove the English proficiency to the NMC. 


Required IELTS score: Speaking/Reading/Listening - 7 and Writing - 6.5

Required OET score: Speaking/Reading/Listening - B and Writing - C+


Experience: Nurses must acquire clinical experience of a minimum of 12 months.  

Hospital Staff


Oxford University Hospitals always open its door to rewarding candidates to be employed and would like them to stay and develop with the Trust. It is because the Trust believes that the employees are at the heart of everything they do. OUH is committed to ensuring that the staff are proud to work at OUH, can give their best and fulfil their potential. 


These facts would speak and validate how Oxford University Hospitals is distinct from the others.


Practice development and education: The support, opportunities, training, teamwork and career progression are available to every OUH employee.


Generous annual leave entitlement: All staff are entitled to a minimum of 27 days annual leave, increasing to 29 days after five years' service and 33 days after 10 years service, plus general public holidays. 


Pension scheme: The NHS offers an excellent pension scheme that includes life assurance benefits, voluntary early retirement benefits, ill-health benefits and flexible retirement options.


Work-life balance: The Trust understands the importance of a good work-life balance and offers flexible working to suit your personal circumstances wherever possible. OUH also recognise that employees may need to be absent from work from time to time to support their home lives and have leave procedures in place to support this.


Benefits for overseas registered nurses: The Trust will refund or cover the IELTS/ OET fee, CBT fee, NMC application fee, cost of the visa application fee, flight ticket fare to the UK, cost of the OSCE examination of each candidate. 

Salary Package:  

  • Pre-Registered Nurses will be paid a Band 3 salary of £24,336 per annum (until you have obtained your NMC registration).

  • Registered Nurses will be on the Band 5 salary of £28,407 per annum. 


Staff Accommodation: Oxford University Hospitals provides three months of free on-site accommodation to nurses. After this period, the Trust can offer on-site accommodation at approximately 20% below market rents to help staff with a wide range of requirements and budgets.


Patient with Healthcare Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals has vacancies for overseas nurses in the following departments:

  • Paediatric Intensive Care

  • Medical & Surgical

  • Intensive Care

  • Theatres

  • Palliative Care

  • Cardiology

  • Endoscopy

  • Oncology

  • Obstetrics

A Tale of Partnership

Since 2018, Oxford University Hospitals has been conducting direct interview events for free nurses' recruitment in partnership with Envertiz. Four such events took place in Cochin as well as in Delhi. In addition, we also performed an awareness drive across Kerala. More than 460 nurses have joined this world-renowned centre of clinical excellence to date through us.


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