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Central Functions

The Central Functions Division is a vital part of the Hospital and is sometimes referred to as the ‘back-office’ but it is so much more than that, without these services our hospitals would cease to function.

Central Functions includes:

  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Information Management and Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Nursing
  • Operations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Performance and Information
  • Quality, Safety and Compliance
  • Transformation
  • Research and Development
  • Supplies and Procurement

Thousands of nurses and nursing assistants are employed at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford, across four divisions – surgery, medicine, specialised services as well as children’s, women’s and diagnostics. The medical division alone employs more than one thousand full time nurses and over 500 nursing assistants at both hospitals.

Research and Development
Thousands of patients sign up to take part in ground-breaking research projects that put UHNM at the heart of developing health for the future. Our thriving Research and Development department strives to provide high quality, pioneering research at every stage of patient care.

Research nurses and midwives work alongside clinicians, multidisciplinary teams and support services to identify potential research participants, discuss trials with patients and provide care throughout the studies. Ranked in the top 15 per cent of research active trusts, UHNM works in partnership with Keele University to deliver ground-breaking studies that can help patients all over the world.