Nurses and AHPs

At the heart of all Spectrum health services are our skilled nurses, nurse support workers and allied health professionals (AHPs) – our largest employee workforce driving most of our patient care.

These staff work in incredibly diverse settings, from multi-disciplinary teams in hospitals and GP practices, to specialist community clinics, prisons and immigration removal centres. Together they provide healthcare for a range of people, using creative, compassionate solutions to overcome the health inequalities many of our patients face.

Spectrum staff come from diverse professional backgrounds. What they all have in common is a passion to make a difference. Here are just some of our nursing and allied health roles:

  • Paramedic
  • Physiotherapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Advanced nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Research nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Mental health nurses
  • Forensic nurses

Innovation and recognition

Innovation is one of Spectrum’s core values and our healthcare teams have played a key role in award winning programmes designed to improve care.

Our staff have been recognised nationally through the Nursing Times (our senior nurses have twice been named Nurse Leader of the Year, Nurse of the Year and Nurse Manager of the Year) and the Queen’s Nurse Institute (we have several Queen’s nurses working in our community and Health and Justice services).

The patient feedback we receive shows that many of our patients truly value the professionalism, expertise and compassionate care they receive from our staff.

Training and development

Spectrum is committed to continuous professional development and has a dedicated professionals forum to encourage clinical supervision and sharing of best practice. We also support patient facing staff to access other forms of professional training, including:

  • Nurse associate programme (for aspiring nurses)
  • Nurse Degree apprenticeship
  • Dual sexual health / contraception training (for nurse specialists in Sexual Health)
  • Non-medical prescriber courses
  • Preceptorship programme (Health and Justice roles)
  • Leadership programmes through the NHS Leadership Academy
  • RCGP substance misuse and associated health programmes
  • Development roles and shadowing opportunities
  • CPD courses through the Florence Nightingale Foundation
  • Opportunities via the Queen’s Nurse network

Many of our healthcare services are nurse and AHP led, meaning they have overall responsibility for co-ordinating and managing patient care within their service. This is supported by GPs and colleagues from multi-disciplinary teams. Nurses and AHPs are encouraged to play a key part in decision making and to innovate for the benefit of our patients.

Student placements

Spectrum welcomes trainee nurses and allied health students to our services on clinical placements. To find out about student placements and shadowing opportunities, please contact our training team using our get in touch form.


Spectrum regularly recruits nurses and AHPs across our varied locations. To see our latest vacancies, please visit our recruitment website or contact our recruitment team about speculative and bank opportunities, using our get in touch form.