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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Welcome to the vibrant world of University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), where we proudly manage University Hospital Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

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Driven by innovation and research

Picture yourself in one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe, where innovation and research are our driving forces, propelling us to the forefront of global healthcare leadership.

Joining UHCW means becoming part of a dynamic, welcoming, and dedicated team that thrives on collaboration and growth. Step into an environment where respect is the norm, fostering a strong sense of belonging. Our commitment to your well-being is not just a promise; it’s a living practice embedded within our cultural ethos.

Embark on a career with us, and you will encounter a portfolio-style approach to professional development, offering a wealth of opportunities. Our supportive atmosphere ensures you are not just part of a team; you are valued and encouraged to progress and grow both personally and professionally.

Our preceptorship programme

Being the first Trust in the West midlands to be awarded the national preceptorship nursing quality mark for our gold standard preceptorship programme is evidence of our unwavering support and guidance for newly registered nurses and nursing associates during their crucial first 12 months post-registration.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is proud to be the first university hospital in the UK to be awarded the internationally acclaimed Pathway to Excellence designation.

The Pathway to Excellence programme is a framework for nursing and midwifery excellence, focused on creating and sustaining a positive practice environment for all our staff. It is recognised globally as enabling excellence within our professions, instilling a strong sense of professional pride.

The pathway to Excellence framework aligns closely with the Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May’s national vision to establish a country-wide collective leadership model with a focus on transformational leadership, research and innovation.



We understand the significance of discovering your passion, which is why UHCW encourages you to explore and identify your interests within our diverse healthcare setting.

You have the opportunity to broaden your experience and contribute to various facets of healthcare. At UHCW we advocate for flexibility in work arrangements, allowing you to achieve a healthy work-life balance.


Join us in shaping the future of healthcare while fostering your personal and professional growth!