St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Working in the HMP Wandsworth Offender Healthcare Service offers unique experiences, learning and professional development opportunities and the support of two of the country’s leading NHS trusts.

The service is jointly run by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – home of Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ and one of Britain’s busiest A&E departments – and specialist mental health provider, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Add the resources, expertise and support of those two organisations to working in the UK’s largest prison and you will enjoy great opportunities to develop as adult and mental health nurses or pharmacy technicians.

The Offender Healthcare Service is looking for committed professionals who thrive on variety and responsibility. You will receive exceptional support from specialist clinicians and experienced prison nursing staff, in a challenging, but rewarding environment. Head of Service, Jo Darrow, said: “Many prisoners have complex healthcare needs.

You will get experience and training in recognising and dealing with physical and mental health conditions. We are providing a 24-hour nurseled emergency response service, working closely with prison officer colleagues in a genuine multi-disciplinary team. Good health is vital to rehabilitation. We look after an often socially excluded population who do not always access healthcare as they should in the community.”

  • – Develop and broaden your clinical portfolio.
  • – Care for patients with complex care needs, dependencies and mental health issues.
  • –  Enjoy structured career development and training, great progression opportunities, mentoring and clinical supervision.
  • – Working across organisational boundaries within an extended multidisciplinary team.
  • –  Free gym and parking.

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Ian Setchfield served 13 years in the RAF as a Sergeant in the Critical Care Air Support Team – retrieving and transporting critically ill servicemen and women around the world.

He is now settled in East Kent with his family and enjoying his role in urgent care at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Thanet.

“Military nurses bring crucial skills which are of huge benefit to the NHS,” said the 47-year-old father of two, who lives in Westgate-On-Sea near Margate. “Obviously we are good in a crisis with our operational experience, but we also have great leadership skills and flexibility.  When my wife and I decided to settle in Thanet I approached the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital and they recognised the transferable skills and experience that I could bring to a role here. They supported me from the start and encouraged me to complete a Master’s degree, and I am now about to embark on a PhD in systems leadership.”

Ian progressed rapidly through the ranks at QEQM, which is run by the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and is now an Acute Care Nurse Consultant after completing a unique ‘Aspiring Practitioner Programme’, which was developed by EKHUFT and allowed Ian to carve out his current role. “EKHUFT are a forward-thinking Trust, I have always felt that my experiences are valued and listened to. It’s a teaching trust too so it means that we are at the forefront of new research and development.

“The Trust have always encouraged and supported me to develop my NHS career,” said Ian. “My daughter and son are now teenagers and have benefited from great local schools and a wonderful way of life in east Kent.”

Watch a short interview with Ian here to discover what a career with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has to offer




Headquarters South West will be running a Job Fair in Tidworth Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 15 March 2017.  At the event will be over 60 regional and national employers, as well as recruitment agencies who are specifically looking to recruit Service Leavers, Veterans and Spouses.  A wide variety of industry sectors will be represented, including (but not exclusively): health, care, construction, transport, communications, tourism & leisure, manufacturing, bio sciences & pharmaceutical, finance and defence.

South West Armed Forces Tidworth Job Fair

During the day a series of presentations/seminars will be delivered by outside experts on the following topics:

  • 1030hrs – The Service Leaver’s Journey – from Service Leavers who have successfully made the journey into a successful military career
  • 1130hrs – CTP – what CTP offer & how to get the most out of your Resettlement
  • 1230hrs – The Business Perspective – what an employer is looking for when recruiting
  • 1330hrs – Spouses – advice & guidance on the path to employment for spouses & partners

When: Wednesday  15th  March 2017
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Where: Tidworth Garrison Theatre,  St Andrew’s Road, TIDWORTH, Wiltshire, SP9 7EP 

South West Armed Forces Tidworth Job Fair

All military personnel in Resettlement are encouraged to attend – even if you are not sure where you wish to settle or what job you are looking for, use the opportunity to speak to businesses who are looking to recruit from the military community to help develop your Resettlement planning.  Unique to the Tidworth Job Fair will be a number of employers and agencies specifically attending to recruit/offer advice to spouses and partners also looking for employment.

Help for Heroes donations deluge crashes website after Woolwich murder

Military support charity inundated with calls and web traffic over soldier killed while wearing Help for Heroes top Help for Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing, after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of the charity’s tops. Supporters of the military charity took to social networks in an attempt to boost its coffers after the 25-year-old was killed in Woolwich, south-east London, on Wednesday

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Help for Heroes donations deluge crashes website after Woolwich murder