Non-Executive Recruitment

Royal Victoria Infirmary

The Royal Victoria Infirmary’s city centre site is shared by the Medical and Dental Schools and is adjacent to the Newcastle University campus.

The Royal Victoria Infirmary site is the acute admitting site with the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre together with acute medical services, maternity services and the Great North Children’s Hospital.  The Freeman site is of a more elective nature with surgical services, cardiothoracic services, transplantation, and the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC). 

Below is a list of directorates along with their respective services.

Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Haemophilia Centre

  • Haemostasis and Thrombosis

Cardiothoracic Services

  • Cardiology

Children's Services

  • A full range of secondary and tertiary paediatric medicine and surgery, including one of two national paediatric immunodeficiency units


  • Dental Hospital
  • Maxilo-Facial Surgery


  • Burns
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dermatology

Integrated Laboratory Medicine

  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular Pathology

  • Health Protection Agency

Medicine and Older People’s Medicine

  • Accident and Emergency/Trauma Centre (Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre)  
  • Acute Medicine 
  • Endocrinology, Gastroenterology 
  • Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine 
  • Immunology 
  • Medical Admissions Unit 
  • Poisoning and Therapeutics 
  • Respiratory Medicine 
  • Falls and Syncope 
  • Stroke Medicine 
  • Older People’s Medicine


  • Traumatic Orthopaedics

  • Spinal Surgery


  • Neurology

  • Neuro-radiology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Neurophysiology

Community Services

  • Integrated Sexual Health

  • District Nursing (0 - 19 Service)

  • Health Visitors (0 - 19 Service)

  • School Nursing

  • Community Matron

  • TB Tracing

  • Chronic Disease Monitoring

  • Community Response & Rehabilitation Team

  • Interface Team

  • Home Re-ablement

  • Consultant Led Continuing Care Beds (Intermediate Care)

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Sexual Health Services

  • Walk-in Centres

Peri-Operative RVI

  • Chronic Pain

  • Critical Care

  • Home Ventilation

  • Theatres and Anaesthesia


  • Emergency including trauma MSK, Children, Breast, Upper GI, Lower GI, Cancer, Endocrine


  • Breast

  • Colorectal

  • Endocrine

  • Upper GI

Women’s Services

  • Gynaecology, Fetal Medicine,

  • Obstetrics, Neonatology, Sexual Health Services