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Newly Qualified Nurses Join Glasgow and Clyde

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

We have just recruited approximately 450 newly qualified nurse graduates from Scottish and English universities. 

The vast majority of the newly qualified graduates are joining us from West of Scotland based universities with the remainder coming from other Scottish universities and England. 

The new recruits will provide nursing support across Greater Glasgow and Clyde including Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, The Vale of Leven Hospital and Inverclyde Royal Hospital. 

Commenting on this hugely successful recruitment drive Nurse Director Dr Margaret McGuire said it was “incredibly encouraging that NHSGGC continues to be seen by graduates as a desirable employer where they can grow their careers”. 

The 450 new recruits will join the board’s existing 12,300 qualified nurses to deliver patient centred care to more than a million people both in hospitals and in the community. 

Dr McGuire added: “As a Board, we value our staff and it is always a great privilege for us to be able to support the development of newly qualified nurses. We are perfectly placed to give them a wide range of opportunities to put their talents to use in delivering high standards of care for our patients and communities. 

“I firmly believe that by recruiting such a high number of graduate nurses and continuing their learning and development we are building on an already highly skilled workforce and importantly we are ensuring high quality care for our patients.” 

“We are never complacent about recruitment and work hard to support and encourage motivated people to come and work with us. Our staff delivered a dynamic and engaging recruitment programme that attracted so many nurses to choose us as the place to develop their skills and deliver professional and compassionate care to our patients.  

“Human Resources and nursing teams met with graduates at the stage prior to exams when they were starting to plan a nursing career after University. This meant that the worry of where to go next was taken out of the equation allowing focusing on finishing courses. NHSGGC teams met with students on campus and outlined the strengths of NHSGGC as an employer and as a positive environment to start their nursing career.” 


For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

Pic:  Our new nursing recruits with our Nursing Director Dr Margaret McGuire (front of the stairs)

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Last Updated: 11 November 2021