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Welcome to our page for Nurses!

This page is dedicated to the development, education and training for Nurses in Dorset. We are constantly working on various events and programmes to strengthen the nursing workforce in Dorset.

  • Career Flex can help you to start your career, boost your career, freshen up your career and even extend your career.

    Career Flex is an exciting new service offering opportunities to Nurses to work in a different way at any stage of their career.

    Career Flex supports Nurses to develop their perfect portfolio career and offers additional support through formal education and/or coaching or mentoring with no mandatory elements and complete flexibility and choice.

    Click the link below to access our Career Flex flyer, which can be found on our resources and publications page.

    Click here to find out more >>
  • Looking for additional shifts or locum work?

    The Our Dorset Passport can support you with both.

    If you are already set up as a locum or wish to set up as a locum, you can create a profile, upload your documentation and start finding and applying for sessions.

    If you want to work more sessions but don’t want to set up as a locum, you can create a profile, upload the required documentation and start finding and applying for work under an NHS bank contract.

    Click here to find out more >>
  • Our calendar of CPD, education and training events pulls together all sessions available to Nurses in Dorset and provides important information about the event and how to book your place.

    In addition, our news page will have any education and training available for nurses, which may not feature in our calendar.

    Click here to find out more >>
  • Newly Qualified Nurses in General Practice

    The Primary Care Workforce Centre are currently establishing an education and development programme for nurses at all levels.

    Bournemouth University offer a Foundation in Practice Nursing qualification, which is fully funded by Health Education England Wessex. For more information regarding this course, please contact us. Alternatively, contact Pippa Stupple on pippa.stupple@wessex.hee.nhs.uk



  • Increasing Capability and Capacity

    Personal and professional development offers multiple benefits to both the employee and the employer.  Increases in capability often link directly to opportunities to become involved in new areas, clinics or services.  This in turn leads to additional sharing of the workload and greater happiness and fulfilment in colleagues.

    Examples of this might include a Practice Nurse attending a course on the care of clients with minor illness who, upon completion, could support more of the acute on the day demand in a practice.


    Are you interested in developing your team and what’s available to you?

    Are you looking for opportunities to develop yourself?

    Please contact us to find out more.

  • Nurse Associate

    The Nursing Associate role is a new support role that will sit alongside existing healthcare support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses to deliver hands-on care for patients. Following huge interest some 2,000 people are now in training with providers across England.

    These websites may be useful for more information:




  • An important part of the work we do is to engage with school students and enthuse them about careers in medicine and careers in healthcare. We do this in a number of different ways and often need the support from local nurses with activity in the local community.

    To find out more about what we do, how you can get involved and how we can support you, please visit our schools page.

    Click here to find out more >>
  • Follow the link below to access useful resources and further information relating to Nursing.

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