Choose Cumbria works with all NHS organisations in Cumbria to promote the latest career opportunities. Whether you are a nurse, GP or consultant, learn more about our partners below.

A Big Community with Big Ambitions and a Big Welcome is guaranteed in Cumbria

Cumbria is a big community offering you the best of both worlds - a perfect mix of rural landscape with stunning scenery and an urban environment in easy reach of some of the big cities.

It’s an exciting time for the NHS in Cumbria, with big ambitions having just secured one of the first 29 “Vanguard” projects to receive support from NHS England’s new NHS Transformation Fund.  

Health professionals have the chance to be at the forefront of developing new ways of caring for and supporting people in the community, while freeing up hospitals for more efficient, accessible and advanced care for those who are seriously ill or injured.

For our staff this means a future full of opportunities including involvement in the development of our new models of care, developing innovative ways of working and introducing new roles and the opportunity for career progression.

There is a real community feel about the NHS in Cumbria and a big welcome is always guaranteed for anyone coming to live and work here.  But, why take our word for it? - read what some of our staff have got to say http://www.choosecumbria.co.uk/personal-stories


NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group commission NHS services for the residents of Cumbria. There are 32 GP practices in South Cumbria who are members of the NHS Morecambe Bay CCG and 40 GP practices in North Cumbria who are members of the NHS North Cumbria CCG.


Most hospital care, including emergency treatment and scheduled surgery and clinics, is run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust at Furness General Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness, Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the heart of Lancaster, and Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal. The Trust also delivers services at two smaller, community-based centres, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe and Ulverston Community Health Centre. It employs around 5000 staff.

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of NHS services across the County of Cumbria. Around 4,000 staff operate 60 community and mental health services from over 20 main sites and many other premises shared with other health or community services such as GP surgeries. The Trust manages over 400 inpatient beds (150 mental health / 250 community hospital).

As well as the exciting future ahead, there has been significant investment in our workforce over the last two years, through developments to services and increases in front line staff resulting in a number of new vacancies.

In addition to candidates interested in our current vacancies, we would like to hear from people who may be interested in future roles, and would like to be part of our Better Care Together transformational journey.

For more information, visit the Better With You Recruitment Hub.

NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group
Lonsdale Unit, Penrith Hospital
Bridge Lane
Cumbria CA11 8HX 
Telephone: 01768 245 486

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Westmorland General Hospital 
Burton Road 
Cumbria LA9 7RG
Telephone: 01539 732 288

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters, Voreda
Portland Place
Cumbria CA11 7QQ
Telephone: 01228 602 000

Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) provides Primary Care health care services in and out of hours to the population of Cumbria. Operating from six clinical sites and one central hub ensures access to CHoC is maximised throughout the Out of Hours period, 68 per cent of the total week. CHoC also operate day time services to support the Cumbrian health economy and ensure that patients have appropriate access to high quality services.
CHoC's social mission is “to achieve excellence in the care of our patients by providing a safe and caring high quality service that’s easily accessible.” 

CHoC are continuously recruiting for GPs and nurse practitioners to join their Cumbrian clinicial team. To get in touch use the following:
E: office@choc.nhs.uk
@: @CHoCCumbria
T: 01228 514830
W: www.chocltd.co.uk

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital trust from the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, and midwifery-led maternity service at Penrith Community Hospital. The Trust covers a huge area including the districts of Carlisle, Eden, Allerdale and Copeland together with parts of Northumberland and Dumfries and Galloway, with as combined population of around 320,000 people.

The Cumberland Infirmary
Newtown Road
Telephone: 01228 523444

34 covering South Lakeland and Furness GP PRACTICES
200,000 POPULATION we care for across South Lakeland and Furness