If you are interested in working within the NHS then you will usually have to go through an application form process to apply for any job. Focus on the advert or job description requirements when writing your covering letter.
There are many areas within the NHS that you may be looking to work in; you could be in administration, reception, HR, Accounts, Procurement and even nursing or being a doctor. Depending on your skills level and qualifications will be depending on what role you are seeking to do.
There are many job titles in NHS that you can apply for. You should visit the NHS career site to learn more about their careers and see available vacancies for you to apply.
If you are looking for an example cover letter, please see the below letter which you can use as a guide. You can use this example letter during your job application process after amending it as suitable.
NHS Job Cover Letter Example
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of (job title)
I would like to apply for the role of (job title) which I have seen advertised in (which publication and when) for (which hospital).
I have been working in a mixed role of Accounts and Administration for a medical practice and I am very interested in the role that you have advertised within the NHS. I feel that the experience that I have gained to date will cross over greatly in this role you are looking to fill.
I am very organised and have excellent communication skills. I have a good background in medical terminology although I understand there will be some differences within the NHS and I am happy to learn new skills quickly in my own time.
I feel that I pick up new systems and packages quickly including in house ones and I am very dedicated to my work. I am a team player but equally able to work on my own initiative.
Please find enclosed my up to date CV, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.