It is an incredibly exciting time to join Royal Papworth Hospital.

After 101 years in the village of Papworth Everard in Cambridgeshire, in spring 2019 we moved to a state-of-the-art hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. In October 2019 we became the first NHS Trust in the country to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating across all five Care Quality Commission (CQC) domains – ‘safe’, ‘effective’, ‘caring’, ‘responsive’ and ‘well-led’.

Since 1918, Royal Papworth has built an incredible reputation as one of the leading cardiothoracic hospitals in Europe. We are famous for pioneering a series of 'firsts' in heart and lung medicine – from the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979 to the world's first successful heart, lung and liver transplant in 1986.

Today, Royal Papworth Hospital carries out more major heart operations than any other hospital in the UK, currently totalling more than 2,500 per year. Our hospital includes the country’s largest heart and lung transplant centre and the national centre for pulmonary endarterectomy. Royal Papworth is also a national centre for a range of other specialist cardiothoracic services, and our survival rates and outcomes are among the best in the world.

Royal Papworth is a wonderful place to work. Our patients often talk about feeling part of the Royal Papworth 'family' and it is true for our staff members, too. Across the hospital, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels valued and rewarded for the incredible work they do, whether it's a simple 'hello, how are you?' in the corridor or our annual Staff Awards ceremony. 

With the move to our new hospital, the next chapter in our story has begun. It is our chance to keep making history and continue pioneering new treatments that save lives across the world. Inside the new building are state-of-the-art facilities, which makes the hospital experience that much easier for patients and ensures staff have the best equipment to carry out their day-to-day roles. 

Our new location on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will also give us much greater opportunity to work with other research organisations and hospitals to bring new treatments to patients more quickly.

Dress code and uniform policy

Royal Papworth Hospital has a policy on dress code and applies to all staff. It forms part of the terms and conditions of employment not just for those for whom a uniform is supplied. It also ensures that all staff have clear guidance on the standard of dress for their work area.