UH Bristol is a forward thinking organisation, strongly
committed to providing exciting career development opportunities
for nurses, midwives and other professions.
Clinical Nurse Specialists work across all divisions and within
the majority speicalities in the Trust. Thye support
patinets, their family and staff. Roles vary , but
include outpaitient and inpatient care, educationa and support and
The Lead Nurse is a Trust-wide strategic leadership role in
ensuring and developing a high quality nursing service for that
speciality, but working across Divisional boundaries. Leading on
patient experience and the quality of a specific service,
ensuring the cross-divisional nature of patient pathways is
not detrimental to care. Relationships with Heads of Nursing and
Clinical Nurse Specialists are particularly important in delivering
Matrons are key senior nurses in the organisation, working
within clinical divisions.
Their key role is monitoring and assuring the
quality of patient care (safety, effectiveness, and experience) by
being highly visible, accessible and demonstrating strong
clinical leadership and of being a role model.
We currently support five non-medical consultants across a range
of specialisms within the Trust and continue to work closely with
our local Higher Education Institutions (University of the West of
England and Bristol University) on plans for further posts.
Consultant Nurse roles were originally
developed in 1999 to provide a clinical expert career pathway
similar to that of medical consultants, and other professions
quickly followed. Each role is built around four key domains
- Expert practice,
- Professional leadership and consultancy,
- Education, training and development,
- Practice and service development, research and