More than 86,000 NHS posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017, figures for England suggest. Statistics from NHS Digital, which collates data, shows the number of vacancies climbed by almost 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016. Nurses and midwives accounted for the highest proportion of shortages, with 11,400 vacant posts in March 2017 (source: BBC NEWS).


We appreciate sourcing staff is difficult at times as finding the right skill set to match a specific job role is not always straight forward. The fact that there is currently a huge shortfall of healthcare professionals in the UK is also a further hindrance. These are the reasons why we say leave all your staffing solutions to us so you can focus on what really matters, the patients.

We’re so passionate and determined to provide a high-quality service from recruitment to placement that we have invested considerable amount of time and resources to train account managers to be specialists in the world of healthcare recruitment. Our staff understand the importance of exceeding client expectations by distinguishing needs and fulfilling requirements.

Alpha24 specialise in temporary recruitment but can offer placement service if requested. Please get in touch to see what we can do for you.

Candidate Screening

Alpha24 Vetting Process

For us to source the best healthcare professionals we follow a robust process to ensure that everyone we put forward is fully vetted and cleared to a high standard prior to placement and thereafter. Each candidate’s profile is monitored and they are made aware when there is an update due and cannot be booked out to work until this document or training is renewed, this is a compulsory requirement for all our staff.

Alpha24 will obtain all original documents related to a candidates DBS, Immunisations and Training certificates. We also cover further background checks:

  • Interview & Assessment
  • Right to work
  • Manual Handling (Renewed every year)
  • Basic Life Support (Renewed every year)
  • Fitness to work (Immunisations)
  • 2 Valid references (Renewed every year)
  • PMVA level 4 (Control and Restraint Renewed every year) if required
  • NMC Pin check
  • 10 year work history
  • Diplomas & Certificates

Please also note our processes fully comply with NHS safeguarding and employment check standards, (including NHS Employers Employment Check Standards) and all regulatory requirements. The approach we take has been constructed to deliver a service that meets the needs of our clients as we can include specific checks you may want with the staff we supply.

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