Doctor agency gets a big win with consortium

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A Milton Keynes company led a consortium called Medic Supply which has won a bid to supply locum doctors and GPs to NHS hospitals throughout Britain.

National Locums, based at Milton Keynes Business Centre, in Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood, is a specialist recruitment agency that was established just five years ago.

The independent family business has already succeeded with bids for two other major Frameworks to provide the NHS and independent hospitals with locum doctors. A Framework is the procurement system used by the government to ensure significant and sustained savings for the taxpayer.

National Locums had to demonstrate the ability to meet stringent NHS employment verifications and quality standards, robust systems for continuously reviewing performance, financial stability and adherence to regulatory checks.

National Locums managing director David Cook said: “This is a terrific achievement, and a testimony to the quality of our team in sourcing and supplying outstanding locums and GPs, often at extremely short notice, and our ability to meet the most exacting standards specified by the government”.

The Framework initially runs for two years, and Medic Supply, which also includes other specialist medical sector recruiters, Provide Medical and Medilink Consulting, has now become part of a network of agencies used by government to recruit high quality medical staff.