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NHS Professionals nominated for Recruitment Company of the Year

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Delight at prestigious award nomination for James Orr

We are delighted to share the news that James Orr, Managing Director of NHS Professionals’ specialist Doctors Direct , has been shortlisted for a significant recruitment industry award.

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Breaking into the Bank – NHS Professionals at RCN Congress 2022

NHS Professionals were proud to sponsor and speak at this year’s Royal College of Nursing Congress, held in Glasgow from 5th-9th June 2022. Our Chief Nurse, Juliette Cosgrove has shared more information about this flagship event.

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NHS Professionals are proud to support NHS ConFed Expo 2022

As the leading provider of temporary staff to the NHS, with more than 180,000 Bank Members and 50+ client Trusts, we are delighted to be a major sponsor for NHS ConFed Expo 2022.

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Celebration not Resignation: Retaining Top Talent in 2022

What can organisations do to retain their best people in this period of workforce turbulence? Listen to the latest podcast by NHS Professionals CEO, Nicola McQueen.

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Late May and Jubilee Bank Holiday Timesheet Changes 2022

Please note the amended timesheet release and payment dates around the Jubilee bank holiday period.

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Bridging the gap between the ‘health inequalities’ and ‘equalities’ agenda

NHS Professionals is sponsoring the ‘Improving Health Outcomes in Marginalised Communities’ event in which our Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Mina Jesa, will deliver a session during the day.

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Flexible working: good for people, places and populations

What will an integrated care system (ICS) workforce look like and how and where will its people work? How can the NHS innovate its approach to recruitment and retention to achieve collaborative, person-centred care in the ICS era? These and other key questions will be debated at The King’s Fund’s Integrated care in practice conference, proudly sponsored by NHS Professionals.

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Flexibility First for workforce wellbeing (and more)

On Friday 21 April 2022, NHS Professionals’ Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Governance, Juliette Cosgrove, will explore how putting flexibility first can support recruitment, retention and wellbeing in the social care workforce.

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Our Nurses Stories - Juliette Cosgrove

A caring nurse uses all the knowledge, skills and experience they have in every act, from managing a critically ill person or just helping someone get more comfortable in a chair, says Juliette Cosgrove, Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Governance, NHS Professionals.

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Workforce Matters – Juliette Cosgrove speaks at NHE Workforce event

Juliette, NHS Professionals’ Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Governance, had been invited to the panel to share her experiences gained during her 30-year nursing career.

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NHSPI & SYBICS celebrate their ‘Finalist’ position at HSJ Partnership Awards

NHS Professionals International and the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw ICS (SYBICS) were delighted to be named finalists for the HSJ Partnership Awards ‘Staffing Solution of the Year’ category.

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Early May Bank Holiday Timesheet Changes

Please note the timesheet release and payment dates for early May 2022.

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Our Nurses Stories - Lisa Maclean

Courage in nursing is being able to step back, listen and understand the patient’s perspective, when all you want to do is make them better, says Lisa Maclean, Deputy Chief Nurse/Lead for Clinical Learning and Development, NHS Professionals.

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The Great British Care Awards 2022

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Loud and proud: giving flexible workers a voice in the heart of Westminster

Read or listen to the latest blog from our CEO Nicola McQueen on her experience at the Health Select Ctte and the importance of flexible working.

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NHSP: International Women's Day 2022

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Nicola McQueen discusses the latest NHS workforce coverage

The issue of NHS Workforce planning grows more important by the day. Yesterday, the Guardian spoke about the NHS ‘staffing crisis’. Nursing Times also published news that the House of Lords are supporting proposals for better workforce planning.

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Compassion: Nurse Lead Helen Michael – former sexual health nurse, research nurse and CQC Inspector in adult social care

Compassionate nurses appreciate that other people might have different beliefs but they still deserve care and understanding, says Helen Michael, Nurse Lead, NHS Professionals.

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Flexibility first: the future of the NHS workforce

At today’s Health and Social Care Committee, NHS Professionals’ Chief Executive, Nicola McQueen was invited to give evidence around the workforce challenge facing the NHS.

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Our Nurses Stories - Colman Pyne

Compassion in nursing is about respect and being willing to reach out to another person without judgements or preconceptions, says Colman Pyne, Senior Nurse, Mental Health, Quality and Governance, NHS Professionals.

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Courage: Denise Stevens – Clinical Governance Nurse Manager, A&E, CDUs and Urgent care

Courage in nursing is about digging deep when breaking bad news and advocating for patients when they are vulnerable, says Denise Stevens, Clinical Governance Nurse Manager, A&E, CDUs and Urgent Care, NHS Professionals.

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Flexing to meet the workforce flux

“The healthcare recruitment market continues to be highly challenging. However, as experts in putting people in places to care, we are using every opportunity to actively support our client Trusts and attract skilled Bank Members into their roles.

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Changing your landscape and why it’s good to ‘walk and talk’

Hear NHS Professionals CEO Nicola McQueen's audio recording of her views on walk and talk meetings and our new campaign message of Putting People in Places to Care.

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Building a flexible workforce to support NHS transformation by Mike Ruddle, Chief Commercial Officer

While we remain ready to step up our crisis response once again if needed, our focus now is to fully support the NHS in its recovery to help build a more sustainable workforce over the coming months and beyond

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WM People Top Employers Awards 2022

NHS Professionals is delighted to be the lead sponsor for the WM People Top Employers Awards 2022, the results of which have been announced today (25 January 2022).

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Recognising the importance of mental health at work

NHS Professionals has taken another step forward in supporting the mental health of all of its employees by signing up to the UK Mental Health at Work Commitment.

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Putting People in Places to Care

As a critical workforce provider to the NHS, NHS Professionals is focussed on Putting People in Places to Care. This message is at the heart of our new campaign. You can watch our campaign video and read more here

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NHS Professionals named as a Top Employer for 2022

NHS Professionals (NHSP) are pleased to announce that we have been named as a Top Employer for 2021 (UK and Ireland) by the Top Employers Institute.

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International recruitment expertise delivers prestigious award nomination

NHS Professionals International and their partners in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS (SYBICS) are celebrating after becoming Finalists in the HSJ Partnership Award for Staffing Solution of the Year.

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NHS Professional’s high standards for employee professional development recognised by the ACCA

NHS Professionals has gained coveted ‘Approved Employer’ status from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), thanks to an unwavering focus on creating professional development opportunities for its staff.

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Behind the curtain: expanding our non-clinical NHS workforce - James Orr

Out of the total 1.5 million full-time equivalents employed in the NHS, Non-clinical staff make up more than 190,000, with thousands more working part-time. They work ‘behind the curtain’ in less obvious functions such as hotel services (catering and laundry, for example), estates, digital (IM&T), administration and management.

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NHS Professionals win two APSCo awards

We are pleased to announce that we have been recognised with two industry awards from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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Our promise to create a valued Member community

Melanie Simmonds, Head of Bank Member Engagement highlights NHS Professionals new Bank Member Promise

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Rethink Donation

NHS Professionals are continuing their partnership with Rethink Mental Illness by making a donation to mark the number of shifts worked on World Mental Health Day (10th October).

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NHS Professionals International recognised by Nursing Times

NHS Professionals International (NHSPI) is celebrating being nominated Best International Recruitment Experience Award at the highly respected Nursing Times Awards, held last night in London (17 November 2021).

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NHSP CEO Nicola McQueen recognised in the SIA Top 150 Women in Staffing list for a 6th successive year and the international 50 list

Nicola McQueen, NHS Professionals’ CEO, has been named as one of the top global 150 Women in Staffing by international firm, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

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We’re With You’ – for this winter and beyond

As we approach the darker winter months, healthcare professionals, other clinical staff and non-clinical staff are being encouraged to support their local Trusts and hospitals by registering with NHS Professionals as Bank Members.

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Second nomination for NHS Professionals in prestigious inaugural workforce awards

We’ve also been shortlisted for the first ever APSCo OutSource Awards for Managed Service Provider (MSP) of the Year.

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New appointment: Marcus Riddell, Director of Strategic Partnerships

“I am delighted to have joined NHSP as Director of Strategic Partnerships at this critical time for the NHS. The workforce challenges the NHS faces are intensifying and NHSP continues to be at the forefront of efforts to meet these challenges. Collaboration between all of us committed to ensuring the NHS not only meets the immediate challenges but can create a long-lasting workforce strategy is going to be vital.”

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NHS Professionals sponsors Nursing Times Summit and Awards

NHS Professionals is proud to be a key sponsor for the Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards. The event launches today (10 November 2021) with a virtual event before the in-person Summit and Awards is held next week

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NHS Professionals nominated for Recruitment Company of the Year Excellence Award by APSCo

NHS Professionals’ focus on creating an outstanding recruitment experience has been recognised by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), with a nomination for ‘Recruitment Company of the Year’ in their annual Excellence Awards.

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Sharing knowledge, supporting the NHS

NHS Professionals was recently invited to join the NHS Recruitment and Retention Digital Conference to share our recruitment and workforce knowledge.

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NHS Professionals proud to sponsor the Nursing Times Workforce Award

Good luck to all our nominated Trusts who have been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Workforce Awards. These awards bring together the brightest talent in planning, recruitment, staff retention, wellbeing, and inclusion.

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An unforgettable year: what have I and we learnt from it?

When I took on the role of NHSP’s CEO, I was ready for anything and I expected the unexpected. It goes with the job and that’s my natural mindset. But the events of 2020/21 stretched that mindset further than I thought possible.

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NHS Professionals' CEO recognised in Staffing Europe 100 list

NHS Professionals’ Chief Executive Officer, Nicola McQueen, has again been named as one of the top 100 staffing industry leaders in Europe.

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NHS Professionals recognised at recruitment industry awards

NHS Professionals has been Highly Commended for our recruitment expertise at the TIARA Awards Ceremony, hosted by TALiNT Partners.

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AHP Day 2021 - Recognising the vital role of Allied Health Professionals within the NHS

Kirsty is passionate about highlighting how vital AHP’s are to both NHSP and the wider NHS and is committed to improving their member experiences with us.

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Christmas and New Year Timesheet Changes 2021

Please ensure you release your timesheets by midnight on Thursday 23rd December to be paid on Friday 31st December, or Thursday 30th December to be paid on Friday 7th January.

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Sharing our workforce expertise

NHS Professionals were recently invited to share the business’ workforce expertise with senior leaders within the UK’s premier staffing companies at the World Leaders In Recruitment event, organised by TALiNT Partners.

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Coronavirus: legal requirement for care home staff to be vaccinated

From the 11 November 2021, it is a legal requirement for anyone who works in a CQC registered care home, to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Agile Partnership Through Crisis And Change – our 2020/21 Annual Review

Our pride in our work – and the achievements of our clients throughout this difficult time – shine out from the NHSP 2020/21 Annual Review, which is now available to download.

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Industry recognition for NHS Professional client trusts

Congratulations to all our NHS Partner Trusts who were shortlisted and became finalists for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards. These awards recognise the efforts of driving quality and improvement for patient safety.

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NHSP supports the Care Homes Conference

NHS Professionals was delighted to sponsor the Care Homes Conference 2021, supporting high-quality person-centred care.

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Mandatory Vaccinations at Client Trusts

Should one of our Client Trusts impose mandatory vaccination for its own staff, NHS Professionals will mirror this requirement on the basis that it applies only to those aged 18 or over in patient-facing roles.

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NHS Professionals nominated for LaingBuisson Award!

We are delighted and proud to announce that NHS Professionals (NHSP) have been selected as a finalist in the Outstanding Response to COVID in Healthcare category at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards.

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NHSP Sponsors Brand New​ ‘Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Communications’​ Award​

NHS Professionals are excited to announce that we are partnering with the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, in association with The Centre for Health Communications Research, to sponsor the NHS Communicate Award category: ‘Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Communications’.

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Bank Holiday Timesheet Dates 2021

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NHS Professionals nominated for international recruitment excellence

We are very pleased to announce that NHS Professionals has been shortlisted for the Best International Recruitment Experience Award category in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2021.

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Flexible support when the NHS needs it the most

NHS Professional’s Chief Nurse, Juliette Cosgrove, shares her thoughts on how flexible workers can support the whole healthcare system through its time of greatest need.

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Tiara Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year Finalists 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for TALiNT Partners’ prestigious Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year award!

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Re energise our nurses with flexible working

Nurses are vital to our healthcare system - read my thoughts on the importance of providing flexibility to give them all the support they need as we look to the future.

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NHS Professionals and MindOut – supporting better mental health for LGBTQ+ people

Recent research has shown the stark impact that the pandemic has had on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ people in England. Recognising this extraordinary need, NHS Professionals has marked the end of Pride Month 2021 by supporting MindOut

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The Future is Flexible NHS Professionals at ConFed21

We believe that the future of the NHS workforce is flexible. It works for people, Trusts and patients – and at NHS Confederation Conference 2021, we explained more! This year, NHS Professionals supported the conference as the official People Theme Partner.

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Investing in flexible workers

We believe that our Bank Members deserve access to the best training and career development, alongside their substantive colleagues. Whether they are new to the NHS or already established within health or social care, we believe flexible workers should always be offered new opportunities to work shifts where they can learn new skills and develop their career.  

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Mr Ananda Gupta, A view from the ophthalmologist

Mr Ananda Gupta is a very experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon working with NHSP and has a special aptitude to teach trainees nurses and a wide selection of medical and paramedical personnel.

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Doctors Direct webinar with Dr JD Polk, Medical Director, NASA

We are delighted to welcome back Dr JD Polk as the speaker for our webinar on Monday 12th July to discuss the rescue of the Chilean miners

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Celebrating the NHS’s best kept secrets

Both AHP and HCSs have played a vital role in the pandemic so far and we’ve been proud to support that effort.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and our partners, Rethink Mental Illness have created The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ - a set of pillars which are key to improving our mental health.

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Adding Assignment Codes to NHSP:Online

From April 2021 all users who have access to the NHSP:Online portal can now add assignment codes to candidate profiles.

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