About NHS Professionals

We run the largest NHS flexible staff bank, placing highly skilled temporary workers in NHS Trusts to meet their short, medium and long-term needs. Uniquely we are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care and we therefore reinvest any surplus we make directly back into the wider healthcare economy.

Originally formed in 2001, we now have more than 50 client Trusts and over 180,000 healthcare  professionals (Bank Members) registered with us. They work flexibly to NHS-assured standards in a wide range of roles including nurses and midwives, doctors, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, personal social services and non-clinical.

We align our vision and objectives with those of the NHS and our teams use their specialist healthcare knowledge to deliver bespoke recruitment solutions to Bank Members and Trusts. These can range from local shift cover at short notice, through to national and international workforce campaigns such as the Covid-19 Rapid Response programme where we recruited 20,000 people nationwide within weeks. We also support our client Trusts to implement major service improvements and in 2019/20 we helped them to save more than £130 million.

Driven by a passion for the NHS and our goal to become its workforce partner of choice, we are continuously improving our services to meet the growing demand for high quality flexible staff right across the healthcare sector.

NHS Professionals prides itself on being an organisation driven by the highest quality and standards. Below you can see some of the achievements and industry recognition that we have accomplished.





We joined the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) in 2019 – visit our dedicated page on Our Commitment to Our Customers to read about our recent customer service survey, our commitment to improvement, our Trustpilot reviews and our nomination in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Our History

Explore our infographic below to learn more about NHS Professionals and our history. Click on the image to view it in full size.

History Infographic

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