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ID Medical's meticulous approach ensures continuous supply of nurse staffing for West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Press Release   •   Dec 19, 2013 10:00 GMT

Earlier this year in June 2013, ID Medical Group Limited was appointed Master Vendor for the supply of nursing staff to the West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, with the key aim of delivering extensive cost savings and maintaining the mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios.

Since the commencement of the agreement and lasting partnership, the Trust has benefited from ID Medical’s competitive prices and the simplicity of working through one recruitment company to manage all of its temporary staffing needs. The multi-disciplinary healthcare recruiter works closely with the Trust on special projects to achieve the optimal patient care and experience.

Susan Hugill, temporary staffing manager at West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust comments on the Master Vendor agreement with ID Medical: “We decided to go down the Master Vendor route because we needed a more planned approach to agency usage. We needed to drive down costs and encourage behavioural change within the Trust itself.

“We met with several agencies before deciding on a Master Vendor. When ID Medical came to visit us they did a lot of preparation, they knew the Trust’s history and were ready to discuss our pertinent issues with us especially our short notice booking culture in the Trust.

“The positives of the Master Vendor agreement with ID Medical to date have been the quality of staff we have received, and an additional benefit that a lot of them have been recruited locally. ID Medical has addressed any fears that our ward and department managers had on the quality of staff and the responsiveness of the requests.”

Joseph Topa, operations manager at ID Medical concluded, “Our Nursing division continues to work diligently to guarantee successful implementation of the Master Vendor contract, making sure our 97% fill rate remains consistent, that we are supplying high calibre nurses to the Trust and are responding rapidly to their temporary staffing needs at all times.

“With the right people, a robust infrastructure and our dependable recruitment procedures, we remain ideally placed to service this large scale Master Vendor assignment. We have further strengthened our relationship with the West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, whilst confirming to additional NHS and private medical organisations that ID Medical has the experience and capacity to improve the cost efficiencies and help sustain safe levels of nurse staffing.”

ENDS

About West Middlesex NHS Trust

West Middlesex Hospital is an acute hospital in Isleworth, West London, serving a local population of around 400,000 people covering the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames and surrounding boroughs. Our local commissioners of acute services are Hounslow and Richmond & Twickenham Primary Care Trusts.

About ID Medical

Award-winning, multi-discipline healthcare recruiter ID Medical was formed in 2002 and is a superior quality supplier of locum doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and clerical staff to over 90% of NHS hospitals and private medical sector organisations.

From its headquarters in Milton Keynes as well as its central London office, ID Medical provides practical, cost-effective and innovative workforce solutions, supplying more than 3 million hours to the NHS per annum. Crown Commercial Service (CCS), HealthTrust Europe (HTE) and London Procurement Partnership (LPP) framework approved, ID Medical supplies medical staff into over 38,000 available shifts per month in hospitals nationwide.

Within each of its professional divisions, the workforce solutions provider has dedicated client and candidate teams covering the multitude of medical specialties and roles to ensure every valued customer receives its premier level service, ultimately ensuring patients are always put first. Further to this, ID Medical School was launched in 2014 to offer candidates Continuing Professional Development accredited courses and workshops to enhance their medical careers.

Since its foundation, the company has earned itself industry-wide accreditation and success with an amounting collection of accolades. These include the Recruiter FAST 50, Real Business Hot 100, Recruitment International Top 250 and The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. Most notably, through an abiding focus on employee satisfaction, ID Medical was crowned Recruitment International’s ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work for 2013’ and made its debut in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for 2014 at list position 33. ID Medical is delighted that for the second year running it features in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for 2015.

For more information please visit our website at www.id-medical.com, view our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @IDMedical.

For further information on ID Medical please contact:

Caryn Cooper

head of marketing

ID MEDICAL - ID House - 1 Mill Square - Wolverton Mill South - Milton Keynes - MK12 5ZD

t: +44 (0) 1908 555 498 f: +44 (0)1908 552 825

w: id-medical.com e: caryn.cooper@id-medical.com

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