About NHSP

NHS Professionals is the largest provider of managed flexible workforce services to NHS Trusts. 

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Working in partnership with its clients, we provide a service that combines intimate understanding of their requirements with the reliability, quality and value for money that only a managed service can offer.

The concept of NHS Professionals, an NHS owned solution to the growing issue of temporary workforce requirements, was first introduced in 2001 by the Minister of State for Health. NHS Professionals was established as a Special Health Authority (SpHA) on 1 April 2004, a nationally branded managed service for temporary staff in the NHS. In 2010 NHS Professionals was dissolved as a Special Health Authority and became NHS Professionals Ltd, a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Health in April 2010.  

NHS Professionals no longer receives central funding. NHS Professionals announced its first ever profits in August 2010, and has grown in profitability since.

We currently work with more than 60 NHS Acute and Mental Health Trusts across England supplying a growing registered bank workforce of around 50,000 nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals, as well as administration and clerical staff. We typically recruit more than 1,000 flexible workers every month, making NHS Professionals the largest recruiter in the NHS.

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