“Historically, we’d been dissatisfied with the quality of staff provided by other agencies. But Health Professionals has consistently demonstrated an excellent understanding of our medical needs, and an in-depth knowledge of the somewhat complex NHS referral services; complemented by the fact that most of their team are trained clinicians. "
“We’re a college of further education for students aged 18+ with varying degrees of visual impairment; so, ours isn’t a customary medical environment. As such, we don’t have “patients”, we have “learners”. Without exception, each nursing specialist placed by Health Professionals has delivered excellent standards of medical practice, advisory support and care – 24 hours a day. And, most importantly, each has intuitively understood our ethos and quickly bonded with learners and mainstream staff alike.”
Steve Whittingham, Head of Student Services,
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), Redhill
I’ve been working as an agency nurse through Health Professionals for the past three years, and the scope of nursing variety and opportunities during that time have been excellent.
“It’s a highly professional agency which strives for perfection in both theory and practice. This is backed up by extensive and well-balanced induction programmes which incorporate both mandatory training and professional development packages.
“The fact that Health Professionals is a small, privately run company, really promotes a caring, ‘family’ atmosphere which extends down to client and patient care alike. This personal touch is very effective and rewarding for all concerned.
“Health Professionals stands ‘head and shoulders’ above other nursing agencies.”
Elizabeth Prentice, RGN.
“Health Professionals has always been very supportive; giving sound advice on how to progress my career. They’re really easy to speak to and consider personal circumstances and requirements, while some agencies can adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach to placing staff. When I first arrived in the UK, I started as an Occupational Health nurse, but Health Professionals I quickly progressed to my specialty – and preference – Intensive Care nursing.”
Gordon Bell, Permanent ICU Nurse
“Working through Health Professionals as a temporary Theatre Nurse for the past two years has been consistent and fulfilling.
“As a smaller agency, they really develop individual relationships with their agency nurses and build mutual trust and respect. In essence, Health Professionals is a very human face in this sometimes complex and challenging people business.”
Heidi Nielson, Temporary Theatre Nurse
“Health Professionals really care about their temporary nurses. When I relocated from Australia they helped me to navigate the work permit paperwork.
“And now, in placement, they contact me every week to ensure that all is well with me personally, and my patients. Working as a Community Nurse is really rewarding and fulfilling and at times, I’m the only contact with the outside world for some of my patients.”
Sean Ramsay Moore – Temporary Community Nurse
“As a temporary Community Nurse I’ve experienced many interesting challenges in different environments, and it’s taught me so much about how to care for patients with varying needs and social backgrounds. Now, my career path in Community Nursing is set, thanks to Health Professionals.”
Dorota Majewska, Temporary Community Nurse
“When I first relocated to London from Australia I registered with several medical staffing agencies. But what set Health Professionals apart was their immediate and thorough effort to find the right placement for me personally – whereas the other agencies tended to take a ‘one size fits all’ approach. And as most of the team are former specialist nurses, we speak the same language."
“At the time, the UK’s Nursing Programme was changing structurally which really complicated clinical work registration. But the Health Professionals team steered me through and I’ve been in full-time work ever since. Their pre-assignment briefings are excellent and they always arrange a comprehensive handover with a resident nurse. Today, as my current assignment nears completion, they’re proactively advising me on best-fit refresher training to position me for further progression."
“Working with Health Professionals has positively broadened my career scope. I’ve now a greater understanding of managerial procedures and strategies to complement my medical skills and knowledge. But, most importantly, I’ve not lost touch with what matters most – the wellbeing of the patients in my care.”
Candidate Aleks Rutkowski, on permanent contract at the Royal National Institution for the Blind (RNIB), Redhill
"I suffer from a combination of progressive conditions, so I fully accept that I’ll always need healthcare at home. But finding skilled and sensitive homecare is far from easy. And, before I engaged Health Professionals my experiences of daily care from other organisations were just dreadful, and bordered on incompetence."
“Now, since engaging Health Professionals my life and wellbeing have dramatically improved. I have 4 carers on rota visiting twice daily, and they’re all caring, sensitive and skilled at what they do. Whether they’re helping me in and out of bed, attending to my personal cleanliness or serving my meals, I always feel safe and secure. After all, it’s all about trust; and I trust Health Professionals completely.”
Private Homecare client James Fraser-Armstrong.
“Whether providing research, oncology and mental health nurses for clinical trials, or experienced and sensitive in-home IV nursing specialists – the quality of staff is always excellent. The Health Professionals’ team has extensive clinical knowledge, which means they provide well-screened candidates from the outset."
“And they’re not afraid to approach medical recruitment in a different way. For instance, they hold regular Research Networking Days at their Knightsbridge HQ, which are invaluable. We get to meet nursing specialists in areas like Oncology, Occupational Health and Research in a semi-formal environment – a really good way to get to know candidates ahead of actual interview process.
“Over the past few years, I’ve engaged staff from Health Professionals during my time as a regional nursing manager, and today, in my research role working with organisations such as Healthcare at Home. And I’ve always been impressed by their in-depth understanding of both clinical and business needs, and the way they instinctively work as part of my team. Health Professionals is undoubtedly my preferred provider for specialist healthcare staff.”
Helena Baker, Head of Trial Operations
Medical Research Network (MRN)