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Temporary Staffing

Quality healthcare professionals and 24/7 support

As approved members of all major temporary staffing frameworks, we provide a reliable supply of quality staff to support the changing resource needs of our clients, including NHS Trusts, Health Boards and private sector health and care providers.

We have a well-established reputation for providing quality healthcare staff in high volumes, with platinum compliance standards and 24-7 support from a network of resourcing specialists across twelve UK office locations.


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Independent clinical governance

Our independent Clinical Governance service is highly praised by our clients. It ensures all concerns and safeguarding issues for staff supplied into trusts are overseen, managed, and communicated effectively, with a clear, auditable process.

Clinical standards are augmented with a dedicated Revalidation team to conduct appraisals and Medacs Academy, which enables our candidates to access free CPD-accredited training, delivered in partnership with professional bodies such as the GMC, BMA and RCN.

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Additional Capacity Projects

To support with surges in demand associated with winter pressures or COVID-19, our teams also source nurses for dedicated ‘Additional Capacity Projects’. These projects offer trusts and health boards a cost-effective way to increase their nursing staffing levels during peak demand periods and avoid using off-framework agency staff.

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At a glance


The UK’s largest supplier of locum doctors to the NHS, with an unrivalled database covering all specialties and grades. Quality compliance standards are assured and supported with independent Clinical Governance and Revalidation teams and the provision of free CPD training for locum doctors via Medacs Academy.


A key provider of general and specialist qualified nurses, theatre staff and healthcare assistants, supplying the NHS, prisons and the private sector. Dedicated teams also source nurses for Additional Capacity Projects, supporting clients to cost-effectively flex their nursing staffing levels to meet surges in demand (e.g., to support winter pressures/COVID).

Allied Health Professionals

Specialists in the provision of high calibre Allied Health Professionals for short or long term, private and public sector roles. Professions sourced include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, radiographers, pharmacists, dietitians, and biomedical scientists.

Social Care

A national supplier of skilled social care professionals ranging from care assistants and support workers through to qualified social workers.

Specialist Mental Health

An experienced team of specialist recruiters with a specific understanding of key requirements for Mental Health settings. Experts at sourcing skilled candidates covering a wide range of fields including psychological therapies, community mental health, substance misuse, CAMHS and everything in-between.

Master Vendor Case Study

In October 2017, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) was seeking to partner with an experienced managed service provider to support the development of their temporary staffing model for medical staff. The Trust appointed Medacs Healthcare as Master Vendor via a competitive process for the supply of framework-approved medical locums.

“Medacs Healthcare has supported the Trust to transform our approach to temporary staffing. A key priority for the Trust is safeguarding quality standards and the safe delivery of patient care. Our partnership has allowed us to maintain our focus on quality and safety whilst reducing costs and achieving a consistently high fill rate”

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