Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.

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Tom Sefton

Tom Sefton

Tom Sefton - Software Developer


I was 14 when i was  offered a work placement with Nottinghamshire Health Informatics Service (NHIS) at King’s Mill Hospital in March 2014. I was completing a 2 year college course with Vision West Nottinghamshire College when I got a work placement with NHIS. I spent one day a week working with the NHIS Development Team.

I was studying engineering at the time but had a keen interest in computers, helping with IT at school and maintaining them at home.

I was shy at first, but the team were really friendly, and we got on well. The placement offered more than I expected, and I got involved in a lot of things, not just software. I’ve learnt such a lot. At first, I was thinking of a career in computer maintenance, but I have learned from my work that I know I want to progress into programming.

I was committed to doing a good job in my work experience. NHIS support lots of customers, which include GP practices across Nottinghamshire as well as Sherwood Forest Hospitals and it was important I made sure they were happy.

I arranged with my tutors and NHIS to continue to work during the school holidays. I was nominated for an internal Spotlight Award for the improvements I made to the hospital website and intranet which I am very proud of.

Following my work experience, I was offered a 12-month IT Professionals Level 3 Apprenticeship. I liked being an apprentice because I was studying for a qualification I was interested in and getting paid at the same time.

I am now 16 and employed in a full-time post within the NHIS team as a Software Developer and is working towards my level 4 qualification.