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International Recruitment

Medacs Healthcare is the UK’s leading international healthcare staffing agency. Every year, we relocate thousands of international doctors, nurses and allied health professionals into permanent roles with NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. With operations across the UK, Europe, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East, we have an unrivalled global database of healthcare candidates and a strong international reputation, which enables us to attract large volumes of quality candidates on an ongoing basis.

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Outstanding candidate support

We are justifiably proud of our exemplary reputation for supporting candidates. From day one we provide all the guidance they need to prepare for exams, submit visa applications and get ready for their journey.

On arrival, we provide a VIP-standard welcome and candidates are given comprehensive support to settle in, well after they’ve landed and started their new roles – from assistance with formal tasks like opening bank accounts and registering with GPs, to helping them make friends and adjust to life in the UK.

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Quality you can trust

Pre-screening is extremely rigorous with stringent compliance checks in line with NHS standards. Our priority focus is on high-calibre applicants with the very highest levels of experience and language skills.

Less than 60% of our applicants make it through and we consistently achieve interview-hire rates of over 75%, ensuring that the time our clients spend assessing candidates is used in the best possible way.

As a direct result of our focus on quality and candidate support, we have an outstanding retention rate, more than double the industry average, with almost all the professionals we recruit choosing to stay.

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Ireland Services

From our centre of excellence based in Dublin, we work closely with clients across the length and breadth of Ireland and cover all areas of healthcare delivery.

Ireland Services

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Middle East Services

Medacs Healthcare has been delivering healthcare staffing solutions to the Middle East for over 20 years, providing end-to-end recruitment for a range of government and private healthcare clients across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait.

Middle East Services

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At a glance


99% of our recruits settle and stay

Quality candidates

rigorous pre-screening and first-rate shortlisting

Comprehensive candidate support

from day one to year two

Global reach

capacity to supply volume year-round

Ethical Recruitment

Medacs Healthcare is committed to ensuring ethical recruitment and operating in accordance with the DHSC Code of Practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England. We do not actively recruit from any countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguard List unless there is a government-to-government partnership agreement in place.

More information about the Code of Practice and a list of agencies that adhere to it, including Medacs Healthcare, can be found on the NHS Employers website.

Please note: in line with the rules of the code, Medacs Healthcare can support and facilitate passage to the UK for direct applicants from the WHO list, where candidates have already been appointed or offered employment by an NHS provider.

International Nurse Recruitment Case Study

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) provides a range of services on behalf of all Health Boards in NHS Wales, so they can focus on more effective local delivery of frontline services. In early January 2022, Medacs was officially appointed as a key supplier of international nurses to NWSSP, along with three other agencies. The collective target was to recruit 436 international nurses, all of whom needed to have arrived and have started working by the end of August 2022.