To support our Nurses, Midwives, Nursing Associates and Health and Midwifery Care Assistants to be the best that they can be.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is vitally important for all of our colleagues in creating a positive practice environment and a healthier and happier workforce. We want everyone to be the best they can be in their current role or prepare them for their next career opportunity.

Our School of Nursing Practice based at the Glenfield Hospital has eight Clinical Faculties including the Leicestershire School of Nursing Associates. Our Nursing and Midwifery Educators deliver a range of accredited and specialist clinical education and leadership programmes endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing. For our healthcare support workers and undergraduate students, there are opportunities to undertake essential skills updates, access apprenticeships and participate in clinical simulation, all delivered at our School.

We are very fortunate to have dedicated buildings, classrooms and clinical facilities to ensure that our teams who work together, can learn together in addition to expanding and upskilling our workforce.     

We look forward to helping you learn and grow your career here at UHL to be the best you can be!

Eleanor Meldrum Eleanor, Deputy Chief Nurse
Head of the UHL School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Faculties within the school are:

Continuous Professional Development

We are proactive in supporting our staff to achieve their potential through continuing professional development. Our School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice prospectus lists all in house development opportunities available to staff and is a great starting point to think about your ongoing career and practice learning needs. We offer individual career conversations to help signpost to opportunities for learning.

For more information email [email protected]

We work in partnership with our local higher education providers for accredited CPD modules, degrees or masters pathways and have a robust process for application of funding to support your learning.

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For more information email [email protected]

Clinical Leadership

Leadership supports a positive practice environment by ensuring that leaders are accessible, visible and that they facilitate collaborative decision-making within a shared governance structure. The organisation promotes opportunities for leadership development, succession planning, and ongoing personal and professional development.

Our vision at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) is to provide a suite of leadership development opportunities which will support our clinical staff from senior band 5 upwards. Our Faculty of Clinical Leadership are keen to work with our leaders at all levels to explore their previous experience and provide targeted development to achieve their career goals within UHL.

We offer the following programmes within the Clinical Leadership Faculty:

  • LEO (Leading an Empowered Organisation) – 3 day workshop running every month throughout the year
  • RCN Clinical Leadership Programme for Specialist Nurses Band 6 and 7, is a year-long programme 
  • RCN Clinical Leadership Programme for Ward Leaders Band 7, is a year-long programme  
  • Band 6 Deputy Sister Development programme, 4 day programme 

Practice Learning

The Practice Learning Team is a faculty within the wider Corporate Education team. Our remit is to maximise the capacity of placements we can provide for our student nurses and midwives. We ensure a high-quality practice placement experience for all students and work closely with both Practice Partners and our local  Approved Education Institution (AEI) to provide this. We also positively contribute to the future nursing / midwifery workforce. 

To ensure learning opportunities for our students we: 

  • Prepare our Nursing & Midwifery staff to support students effectively, throught the role of student link, Practice Assessor / Supervisor workshops 
  • Develop, facilitate and support students’ practice-based learning 
  • Develop initiatives for our students that enhance practice-based learning, such as coaching, SIMs, Transition days, inductions 
  • Provide a forum for sharing ‘good practice’ and the exchange of information 
  • Promote the NHS as a career option by attending local careers events

For more information please contact [email protected]

Take the next step towards a more rewarding career


At University Hospitals of Leicester, we are a forward thinking team with a philosophy of providing the best possible care to women, babies, and their families. This is achieved by providing effective training, education and working collaboratively as a midwifery and medical team.


At UHL nursing is varied and exciting with many of our specialities offering the latest technologies, techniques and medicines. We develop a highly skilled and motivated nursing workforce who care for our patients and each other with kindness and respect


The Nursing Associate role is still relatively new. Depending on the place of employment, skills and responsibilities will vary but they play a key role within the healthcare team. UHL host the Leicestershire School of Nursing Associates that have up to 150 trainee places per year.


At University Hospitals of Leicester, Healthcare Assistants make sure the patient experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. It can also be the stepping stone into many other NHS roles, particularly roles such as a Nursing Associate or Registered Nurse.