Jacob Masters (born 29 January)[2] is a senior staff nurse who currently works in the emergency department of Holby City Hospital. He joined the department in 2015, a week after bringing in his friend to the ED Department and impressing Connie Beauchamp with his medical skills.[3] He was appointed the role of acting Clinical Nurse Manager in August 2016 following Rita's departure,[4] and secured the permanent position following an interview in September.[5] In March 2018 Jacob resigned as Clinical Nurse Manager.

Jacob is Holby’s answer to Robin Hood, with a little added swagger. His maverick attitude and unruliness often get him into trouble, but it means that he often has the courage to do things that others wouldn’t dare to, which might just save someone’s life. Jacob oozes cool, and he knows it; he knows full-well the effect that he has on people, and uses it to his advantage. He’s often been known to charm a confession out of someone, or make up a story about himself in order to get a patient to open up. Jacob is all for underhand tactics, and will always push his luck to get exactly what he wants.

Jacob didn’t have the most privileged of upbringings, but this has meant he has a down-to-earth and streetwise attitude when it comes to dealing with some of Holby’s more challenging patients. Jacob can be hot-headed and struggles to maintain his professionalism at times, but Connie always manages to reel him in and keep him under her thumb.

Jacob Facts:

  • Jacob can speak Hausa and understands a little Arabic.
  • Jacob was accidentally shot by the police.
  • Jacob is originally from South London, similarly to Connie.


  1. "Episode Sixteen" (S32, E16)
  2. "The Good Life" (S30, E21)
  3. "If You Could Bottle It" (S29, E40)
  4. "Sticks and Stones" (S30, E43)
  5. "Party Pooper" (S31, E06)