(PRWeb UK) September 2, 2010
Montagu Nursing Agency, the UK’s longest-established nursing staffing company and part of HCL plc, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a place on the NHS London Regional Agency Nursing Framework. Under the terms of the Framework, which went live on May 17th and is due to run until 2013, Montagu will be able to supply agency nurses of all bands and specialties to all London Trusts, including Imperial College Healthcare, Guys and St Thomas’s, University College London Hospitals and Barts and the London Trust. The framework was developed and led by the NHS London Procurement Programme, the collaborative procurement organisation for NHS Trusts in London.
The prestigious contract win is testament to Montagu’s high reputation amongst NHS Trusts for its ability to fill vacant shifts effectively and at short notice, fielding highly skilled nurses with experience of the particular hospital so that they require little induction and can hit the ground running.
Montagu also announces that it has been acquired by HCL plc, one of the UK’s leading health and social care staffing companies. While Montagu will continue to operate as a standalone brand within HCL plc, with no changes to its recruitment consulting teams or its terms of service to clients, clients will benefit from access to a larger database of nurses, more recruitment options and the stability and growth that comes from being part of an international market leading company. Montagu nurses will in future enjoy access to HCL’s unique loyalty scheme, faster payments and a greater choice of jobs in more leading UK hospitals. Since the acquisition Montagu has already identified opportunities for growth in the West and East Midlands and the North West, while it continues to enjoy and expand on its strong presence in the London area.
Chiew Cheong, Managing Director of Montagu Nursing Agency, said:
“We feel privileged to have been selected for a place on the NHS London Regional Agency Nursing Framework, which we feel reflects the strength of our professional relationship with Trusts across London. Our commitment is to provide a fast, efficient and compliant service to our clients – and being part of HCL plc will enable us to improve our service offering still further, with access to a larger database and more geographical reach. These are exciting times for Montagu Nursing Agency – and we are determined to pass the benefits straight on to our clients.”
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About Montagu Nursing Agency
Established in 1928, Montagu Nursing Agency specialises in providing highly skilled nursing professionals of all bands and specialties in permanent and temporary positions to NHS Trusts across the UK. Montagu is part of HCL plc, one of the UK’s largest health and social care staffing companies.