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Join our NHS temporary staffing bank

What is our NHS temporary staffing bank?

If you are looking for work around your current lifestyle and help create a work-life balance you are striving to achieve, University Hospitals Dorset NHS bank can help you create the flexible working schedule you desire. Bank shifts are available across all our main hospital sites and locations covering Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch – enabling you to expand and gain further NHS experience, as well as discovering where the right fit is for you.

Our bank offers hourly rates of pay, with enhancement opportunities, alongside flexibility to a wide range of professionals to work as and when they want to, including doctors and nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals, healthcare assistants, administration, support staff and more.

Whether you would like an occasional shift, complete the hours you require to maintain your professional registration, considering a different role after retirement or planning to return to work after a break - we can help you get the work you want without being tied into contracted hours.

You can manage and book your own hours using our online booking portal Employee Online (EOL)


What are the benefits of joining the bank? 

Besides the flexibility, you will also be eligible for many of the benefits, including:


The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the best in the country with a generous employer contribution.

Weekly pay

UHD Bank are paid hourly rates, which are paid to you two weeks in arrears.

Holiday pay

As a member of bank, you will be entitled to an hourly rate uplift based on the hours that your work.

Unsocial hours pay

As a bank worker, you are entitled to the Agenda For Change out of hours unsocial pay increases on top of your basic rates of pay


Bank workers are entitled to all NHS discount schemes including Blue Light card.

Working locations:

At University Hospitals Dorset, we cover The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital and Christchurch Hospital. We also have various sites and hubs across the region. As a bank member you can work and explore the diversity of the specialities that we cover.

Self-booking via online booking portal

Take control of your hours, and self-book into what hours are suited to you using our electronic rostering systems. Access shifts anytime, anywhere. Alternatively, our bookings team can support you 7 days a week during office hours.

There are many more benefits of joining our bank community that can be seen here


Interested in joining our bank community?

If you would like to be considered to join the University Hospitals Dorset Bank, You can see our vacancies on NHS Jobs, and via our dedicated careers pages. Bank opportunities will be labelled as such on the sites.

Details can be found in the job description or person specification for each role if there are any experience or requirements that are bespoke to each role

You can also contact our dedicated Bank Recruitment team who will be happy to help you with any queries you may have about bank opportunities to join us at University Hospitals Dorset.


Contact us:

Bank recruitment

Phone: 0300 019 4258

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Medical bank and medical bank recruitment:

Phone: 0300 019 4254

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Already apart of team UHD?

 You can contact our dedicated bookings teams on any of the below:

Phone: 0300 019 4219

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