Thornbury Nursing Services is a nursing agency in Birmingham that specialise in supporting clients when no-one else can. Thornbury recruits nurses from all over the UK, but big cities such as Birmingham are where you are always likely to find positions available.
Whether the requirements are last minute, unusual, remote, or difficult to cover, Thornbury can be there day or night.
In the UK, there has been an ongoing nursing shortage, with 40,000 nursing vacancies waiting to be filled at the beginning of 2020. This puts a huge strain on the NHS and staff already working there.
According to the Royal College of Nursing, 67% of nurses across the UK, worked additional unpaid overtime per week in 2019, which suggests these nurses are working at their full capacity, and undoubtedly leave work feeling exhausted.
In Birmingham, there are many nursing and midwifery positions waiting to be filled. Although there are nurses available to work, recruiting and retaining these nurses has remained an issue. This is why there are many bank and agency nursing positions across the area.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in England, serving regional, national, and international population.
The trust includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic.
These hospitals treat more than 2.2 million people every year, and are centres for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, and AIDS, and respiratory conditions. They also have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.
If a short-term vacancy arises in most of these hospitals, we will alert our nurses who are available in the area or those who are willing to travel to Birmingham.
Another hospital Thornbury work with is Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley. The hospital has great reviews from staff, with many recommending it as a good place to work.
For the Russells Hall Hospital, there is easy access by car, by train, by bus and by cycling.
If you are driving in by car, there is one main road entrance to the hospital site via the island where A4101 Pensnett Road splits to become the A4101 Kingwinford Road. You can also view Russells Hall Hospital in Google Maps.
If you plan to travel to the hospital by bus, the bus terminus is located outside the main entrance. There are also stops nearby in Pensnett Road and Kingswindord Road. Buses to Dudley, Kingswinford and Stourbridge run frequently throughout the day. You can also view the bus timetable to Russells Hall Hospital here.
If you are a professional nurse who lives in Birmingham or you are willing to travel to Birmingham, then registering with Thornbury Nursing Services to become an agency nurse could be worthwhile.
Thornbury offer their agency nurses the highest hourly pay rates. We offer other great benefits such as travel and toll costs, NMC reimbursement, access to training, and annual flu vouchers. So, interested in joining Thornbury? Register here.
For more advice on becoming an agency worker, click here