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As a vital part of the operating department team, an ODP is expected to give a highly skilled level of support to surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre…
  MedicsPro are proud to be attending UKRC and UKRO 2017. Held at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex, the UK Radiological Congress and Radiation and Oncology…
Radiography continues to be a thriving area of the medical profession with Wiseguy reports reporting that 2017’s radiography global market is expected to grow at a…

The NHS Cyber Attack and MedicsPro

Monday, 22 May 2017 13:41
Recently NHS hospitals were targeted by a major cyber attack.The ransomware computer virus affected an estimated 47 trusts and seven were forced to close their…

The Reasons Why People Become Nurses

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:48
Becoming a nurse is often a childhood dream. But as we get older, the reasons for wanting to become a nurse change. To learn more…

Great Online Forums for Nurses

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:29
  Many professions and industries benefit from online forums and the support, discussions and engagements held on these platforms.   Talking to others in your…

Advice to Help Nurses Balance Work and Life

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:01
Having a work-life balance is more than just good time management. It takes self-discipline and self-knowledge to achieve the balance that brings both achievement and…

Winter Crisis: A Reflection on 2016/17

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:49
The NHS was brought to its knees after a larger than normal/expected increase/admittance of patients this winter of 2016/2017, which caused almost a third England…
Nursing Times research shows that there is a link between nurse staffing levels and the outcomes for patients needing help in the NHS. Here are…

Upcoming Open Days

Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:16
We are travelling the country and we want to meet you! Here's a list of our upcoming open days and locations: St Albans - Thursday…

Employment Challenges for Nurses This Year

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:41
Nurses are no strangers to adversity when it comes to employment, and as we already enter February, those in the profession are faced with some…

6 Ways that You Can Develop and Grow in 2017

Thursday, 05 January 2017 16:34
Now we are in the new year, a lot of us have made resolutions and set goals. It is a great time to make conscious…

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday, 16 December 2016 16:37
We've gone all out for Christmas Jumper Day this year! Check out some our teams in all their Christmas glory:

Training Requirements : Do you comply?

Friday, 07 October 2016 09:41
With national frameworks constantly evolving, it is now crucial for healthcare professionals to make sure they are up to date with all their training requirements.…
Our Permanent Recruitment Team are holding a Nursing and Midwifery Open Day on Saturday 22nd October 2016 in our Woodford Green office! The team will…
The chief nursing officer has urged general practice to open its doors to offer more practice nurse placements for undergraduates. Jane Cummings told delegates at…

What's your nursing superpower?

Friday, 19 August 2016 16:17
Not all heroes wear capes. Let us know your nursing superpower in the comments! Not registered with us? Call us on 020 8505 6600. 
MedicsPro has been awarded a place on the new National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS. Being awarded a place on Lot 1 and Lot…

5 Best Apps for Agency Workers

Thursday, 04 August 2016 14:37
We all know there are a wealth of apps out there for your iPhone or Android and it can be difficult to find the ones…

London Mayor backs bursary campaign

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:04
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has backed calls for an end to plans to replace NHS bursaries with student loans, saying that the plans would endanger…
The University of Sunderland is to launch a new school dedicated to nursing to support trusts in the North East to fill vacancies.   To…

Becoming an Occupational Therapist

Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:55
Occupational Therapy degrees are offered around the UK in over 30 universities, all of which are accredited by the professional body, the College of Occupational…

Key Points for a "Winner" CV

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:16
You open the newspaper one morning and… there it is! The vacancy you always dreamt off has become available and it is, all of a…
A new report published by Manchester researchers and Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) highlights the role that pharmacists could play to support young people with long term conditions…
The Department for Health, along with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing have predicted a further national shortage of registered…
Mammography screening for breast cancer could potentially serve as a way to detect heart risk in women, a new US study suggests. The study carried…

Are Radiographers busier up North?

Friday, 10 June 2016 10:07
New research shows that demand for radiographers is busier up North than in the south, due to higher incidences of children with broken bones in…
The NHS’s deficit was around three times bigger last year at £2.45 billion compared to its budget overspend the year previous. The modest budget increases…

Planned Cuts for Student Nurse Bursaries

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:57
From September 2017, ministers are planning to start charging student nurses studying degrees to become front-line health workers - an overhaul of the current funding…
Why referees may make or break an application.   It is understandable that, at the beginning of the registration process, a candidate’ eagerness to start…

Nursing Recruitment Shortages

Monday, 23 May 2016 13:09
Senior health officials have admitted there will be a shortage of NHS nurses for years to comeas thousands of jobs for both doctors and nurses…
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found that four in ten London nurses will expect to leave the capital by 2021 due to the ever-rising…
UK Hospitals are underway with a nurse recruitment drive targeting Irish nurses, offering cash incentives of up to €10,000 to encourage nurses to move to…
An entirely free mobile phone app has been launched to help provide nurses and clinicians in hospitals with a simpleguide to identifying high risk surgical…
Details of a 5-year plan have been announced by the NHS, to help GP surgeries "get back on their feet" as part of a drive…
Last October the Government announced changes to restrictions on nurse recruitment from outside the EEA, to bolster a deepening shortfall in nurse staffing levels in…
With the run up to the Brexit referendum, we are getting asked more and more by candidates and clients alike, what Brexit might mean for…
A recruitment crisis is emerging in the UK, meaning that many GP practices are facing an uphill struggle to find locum doctors, according to poll…

MedicsPro Welcomes New Staff

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 16:17
MedicsPro is proud to announce and welcome Duncan Thorborn as Business Development Manager whose role is to focus on growing sales in Allied Health and…
The Health Minister for Northern Ireland, Simon Hamilton has recently announced the addition of 100 training places for nurses due to a rising demand for…

Top Tips to Survive Working Over Easter

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 11:23
With Easter just a few days away, we’re all thinking about taking some much needed time off to indulge in a few (thousand) chocolaty calories.…

Win an iPad with MedicsPro Radiography

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:34
MedicsPro Radiography are giving their candidates an exclusive chance to win a brand new iPad! If you are currently registered with our Radiography department, this…

MedicsPro Wins HTE Contract for Nursing

Friday, 19 February 2016 09:03
MedicsPro has recently been awarded a place upon the HealthTrust Europe framework for the supply of nursing personnel that includes Nurses, Midwives, and Healthcare Assistants.…

World Cancer Day - February 4th

Thursday, 04 February 2016 09:58
February 4th is World Cancer Day. Chances are we will all be affected by Cancer at some point in our lives, whether it’s ourselves or…
Healthcare recruitment agency MedicsPro has been announced as one of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 companies. Ranked 28th this represents a landmark achievement…

Make Your Lunch Before Work!

Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:48
Lunch. That magical meal in between breakfast and dinner that few nurses rarely see. It’s one of three vital times of the day when we…
You may be aware that on the 15th of October the department of Health published their proposal for a national price cap for agency staff…
Being a nurse around 31st October comes with its drawbacks.    1.     “So are you going as a sexy nurse for your costume?”   No,…
MedicsPro, part of Urban Recruitment Group, have continued to expand on their Midlands stronghold by opening another office in Birmingham City Centre. As part of…
Someone up there is finally giving cocoa lovers a break from guilt! Studies show that eating chocolate is linked to lowering the risk of heart…
Our Midlands team are happy to welcome two new members of staff! We’ve recently taken on resourcer, Callum Saunders as well as compliance officer Kenna…

Test Yourself for HIV at Home

Monday, 27 April 2015 09:50
The UK is now offering the sale of home HIV testing kits, which can be purchased online in the hopes of cutting down undiagnosed cases…

New Managers for Payroll and Compliance

Friday, 17 April 2015 08:36
MedicsPro are pleased to announce that they have recently appointed two members of their internal staff to management roles within both the Payroll and Compliance…
Introductions to our health system, carried out by the Department of Health, will now require patients in UK hospitals to answer questions about their residency…
This month, MedicsPro are very happy to have visited our Client, Northampton General, and have awarded our ‘Employee of the month” to one of their…

Another Audit Passed with Over 99% !

Monday, 16 March 2015 11:54
We are so pleased to announce that our most recent audit for HTE (Healthtrust Europe), AHP HSS division, which was conducted on Friday 13th March,…

MedicsPro Does Red Nose Day!

Monday, 16 March 2015 09:50
Friday 13th may be plastered the unluckiest day, but it was a VERY different story here at MedicsPro. We’ve had a positive week, which finished…
As a responsible, NHS framework approved agency, it is our duty to strictly follow the guidelines set out to us.  In light of this, we…
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that MedicsPro has passed the nursing audit recently carried out by Neuven. Our team have been working tirelessly to ensure…
MedicsPro, a leading UK Medical Recruitment Agency, are pleased to announce that we have recently secured new contracts to supply medical staff to numerous prisons…
A recent study has discovered that the obesity levels in children under 10 years old may be slowing. Previous figures have shown that one in…
For Ivy Cooper Barlow nursing runs through generations. Ivy Cooper Barlow now 91 year who has a daughter Sarah Wheatland, and granddaughter Annabel listen talks…
Pharmacy Jobs - Transferring from community to hospital pharmacy Top 5 tips to make that move from community pharmacy to hospital pharmacy If you have…
Foreign patients will have to pay 150% of the charge of treatments to NHS in a new crackdown called health tourism. This controversial plan will…

Shortage of Occupational Therapists in Malaysia

Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:53
It’s common knowledge that occupational therapy is crucial for effective rehabilitation for patients who may have been involved in an accident recently.   We take…
  Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, the scientist behind the development of CT scanner was remembered and celebrated at the University of Nottingham after 10 years of…

Some Patients ‘Awake’ during Surgery

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:39
Despite given Anaesthesia more than 300 patients in the UK and Ireland report they have been awake during their surgery. Scientists suggest this occurs 1…
Nurses and Midwives trained outside Europe will now embrace shorter tests to confirm if they are fit to work in the UK. According to the…