Band 8 nursing roles: what are they and how do I get one?
These senior posts require significant experience and proven leadership. Find out what’s involved, what you’ll be paid and how preparation can begin at band 5
Band 8 roles are among the most senior front-line nurse positions in the NHS, and require extensive clinical, managerial and leadership experience.
So how can nurses who are interested in such progression plan their route to these top jobs?
What are band 8 roles and what is the pay at this level?
Band 8 is split into four separate groups – a, b, c and d.
Band 8a covers specialist and senior nurse roles, for example, matron or lead nurse for services such as cardiac care or emergency departments.