Health Professionals

Health Professionals

May 27, 2009 03:00 ET

Specialist Nursing Agency Health Professionals at the Heart of Cardiac Healthcare

As British Heart Foundation awards sole agency agreement

KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - The nation's heart charity, The British Heart Foundation (BHF), recently awarded specialist nursing agency Health Professionals, a sole agency agreement for the provision of all new temporary healthcare recruitment.

Significantly, during the busy Christmas period of 2008, Health Professionals sourced, vetted and placed highly skilled cardiac RNs in just a few days, ready to man the BHF's Heart Helpline for an immediate New Year start. Health Professionals is predominantly staffed by Registered Nurses (RNs); so understands nursing in both theory and practice.

The agency is currently providing a team of expert dieticians and heart health advisors for the BHF's nationwide "Heart Health Road Show" campaign, which commenced on 24th April, in east London. The Road Shows will run in this location for the next four months, before travelling to other parts of the UK.

BHF's Recruitment Manager, Rebecca Birs says: "Coming from a medical background, I'm well aware that there are plenty of agencies who consistently make attractive and far-reaching promises, but often fail to deliver.

"Health Professionals both promises and delivers. Our call for highly skilled cardiac nurses just before last Christmas was a tall, but vital, order. Not only did they react quickly despite the holiday period, they also worked throughout the festivities to deliver high calibre cardiac RNs, ready to go on duty by 6th January this year. Our experience of their responsive and cost-effective service, subsequently led us to award them a sole agency agreement, to provide all new temporary healthcare staff for the BHF."

Alongside the road shows, Health Professionals has just completed registration of more specialist cardiac trained nurses - in addition to those involved in the January helpline campaign - to coordinate the BHF's cardiac telephone helpline. The Help line is now live.

Health Professionals' Registered Manager, Michele Jogee, RN, comments: "As a team, we're delighted to be working with the BHF, on both specialist campaigns, and general temporary recruitment. Finding the right specialist nurses for the right nursing jobs is always a challenge, but one which we meet with commitment and confidence.

"It has to be the right fit on both sides, and it's significant that the nurses we're placing with the BHF are extremely pleased to be working with such a prestigious and pioneering organisation. They're expanding their cardiac skill sets by caring for patients needing critical care and advice."

About Health Professionals

Health Professionals is an established healthcare recruitment agency with more than a decade's experience of placing specialist nurses in the commercial, public or homecare sectors, throughout UK and Ireland. The agency is also experienced in bringing overseas nurses to work in the UK, and managing the associated, and often-complex, immigration and employment registration processes.

Specialist nursing areas include, but are not limited to, cardiac, theatre, ITU/ICU, oncology, trauma and orthopaedic, community nursing, and cosmetic surgery. Its team is predominantly staffed by Registered Nurses (RNs), who collectively, have 70 years of experience working in some of the world's most renowned medical institutions and teaching hospitals.

Health Professionals is approved for healthcare recruitment practice by The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI),"Excellent" rating; The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC); The REC Nurses and Carers Specialist Group; The Department of Health (DoH), and The London Agency Project (LAP3) for the provision of midwives and general nurses, across multiple nursing and medical disciplines, in the capital.

About the British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation's heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. The charity relies on donations of time and money to continue its life-saving work. "Because together we can beat heart disease".

Cardiac Nurses, dieticians and other healthcare staff wishing to register with Health Professionals should email

Contact Information

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    Karen Irvani, Account Director
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