Working at The Royal London Hospital

Working at The Royal London is a truly unique experience. Nestled in the heart of Whitechapel, moments from the tube station, the internationally renowned teaching hospital offers you the chance to work with some of the most innovative people in medicine.

Our work

Our 727 bed hospital is housed in two 17 storey towers, one with a helipad for London’s Air Ambulance, and a 10 storey tower which opened in 2012 housing a health campus with Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, the school of midwifery and the Dental Hospital. The contemporary buildings reflect the innovation inside and our staff are, quite rightly, extremely proud to work in such an exciting and dynamic environment.

The Royal London Hospital is the UK’s largest trauma centre and leads the trauma network for north east London and Essex. Our 44 bed adult critical care unit is a leading specialist centre with an international reputation for caring for critically injured patients across London, services by London’s Air Ambulance service. In critical care, we are extremely proud to have been rated as providing 'outstanding' care by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, in addition to being finalists at the Nursing Times Awards in 2016 for the best student placement of the year.

As well as working with trauma, we are home to London’s busiest paediatric A&E department and one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK. The Royal London has been recognised for the best care for stroke patients across London and the renal services have also won awards for their innovative approaches. Our maternity services at The Royal London are world renowned and the Barkantine Birth Centre was recently named “the best model of care” in the Better Births report by Baroness Cumberlege.

Your career

Our team at The Royal London praise the supportive environment, and while the hospital is certainly busy, staff are calm and caring offering help to one another as well as to patients.  The nature of the work at The Royal London means that you would be working with cutting edge practitioners and with our easily organised rotations you can really explore which area you want to work in – you will never get bored!

If you enjoy working with people from all walks of life and like working with a variety of patients and cases, whatever your interest, you will love working here at The Royal London.

The Royal London holds regular recruitment days and we’d love to see you there. If you like what you see, you can have an interview there and then and even get a job offer on the spot.

Working in Whitechapel

The hospital is located to the east of the city of London, and is the perfect location whether you want to live nearby or further afield as transport links into Whitechapel bring you in from every direction and you just have to cross the road to get to work. The endless high quality restaurants, bustling markets and beautiful old buildings in the areas mean it is tempting to just stay local, and the local multicultural community will make sure you are welcomed.

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