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North Cumbria Integrated Care

NHS Foundation Trust

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond.

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North Cumbria Integrated Care Hospital Sites

1. Cumberland Infirmary

2. West Cumberland Hospital

Training in North Cumbria means you’ll be on the doorstep of England’s largest National Park and newest World Heritage site, the Lake District.

Medical training with North Cumbria Integrated Care

Established on 1st October 2019, the trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond.

Our 6,000 strong workforce is led by clinical and support staff who are driven by our values to provide safe, high quality care every time, the NCIC way. We are passionate about our values of kindness, respect, ambition and collaboration and want NCIC to be a great place for everyone to work.

We have 5 key principles that we believe are vital to deliver ‘safe, high quality care every time’

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

We have strong links with local universities in Cumbria providing high quality placements for students as well as good relationships with our partners meaning we can offer a vast range of unique careers at NCIC.

In particular the Trauma & Orthopaedics department in North Cumbria runs the busiest trauma unit for a district general hospital within the region. It offers all aspects of elective orthopaedic care except spinal services. It is one of three centres in the UK that has a significant knee osteotomy service with a consultant who has a national recognition for this work.

Training at all levels (foundation, core and specialty) are trained within the department with good support given to all, appropriate to level of training. Unlike many units, the core trainees are part of the middle grade rota giving them the trauma experience they need to fulfil their curriculum requirements.

Foundation doctors are timetabled to attend clinic and theatre sessions so that they gain a wider experience within the specialty than purely being the ward doctor.

Financial incentive

If you choose North Cumbria for your foundation or specialty training you can receive a £7,000 payment as part of the targeted enhanced recruitment scheme.

At North Cumbria, we have a strong reputation for providing high quality medical training and have well established links with the Health Education North East, Newcastle University, University of Cumbria and Lancashire University.

What our trainees say:

Rosalyn Hallewell,
Clinical teaching fellow

“There’s a wonderful team atmosphere, everyone knows everyone, they’ll always stop to chat on the stairs, people ask how your days going, and are there to listen if it’s not going so well. Because the teams are so small, often just F1, F2, registrar and consultant, you really know your seniors, and they know you.”