The leading specialist recruitment provider to the UK's NHS and private sector healthcare organisations.

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What is The Placement Group?

The Placement Group PLC is one of the UK's leading healthcare recruitment providers, delivering permanent, temporary and flexible staffing solutions across a broad spectrum of medical specialties.

Combining in-depth knowledge with real commercial recruitment flair, we provide services ranging from the placement of locums to the full scale management of major human resources projects.

As the parent company to a select group of renowned specialist recruitment companies, The Placement Group is better known for the brands it's built upon.

All companies under The Placement Group umbrella are fully committed to providing real value and delivering truly outstanding levels of service to our clients and candidates.

JustOT are a specialist recruitment agency dedicated to the Occupational Therapy sector. Established in 2005 JustOT have developed an excellent reputation in the OT market place, not only for delivering superior service, but also for the quality of the staff we provide to our clients.

It's the quality of staff that truly sets us apart from competitors, so we work tirelessly to ensure that our workforce are happy to commit to, and are suitably trained for every assignment they embark on.

Mediplacements is one of UK’s leading medical recruitment agencies, supplying to the NHS and private healthcare sector since its establishment in 1995. Our continuous expansion over the last two decades is itself a testimony to our professionalism and dedication to place the right healthcare professionals in the right place, at the right time.

Our customer focused approach enables us to maintain an unparalleled level of personal and expert contact with our candidates and clients, making us the ‘ideal’ recruitment partner of choice for many public and private sector healthcare providers.

JustPhysio have been dedicated to the recruitment of Physiotherapists since our inception in 2002. Our expert specialist recruitment skills and in-depth knowledge of the Physiotherapy profession has enabled us to forge long standing working relationships with both candidates and clients.

The ethos of JustPhysio dictates that exceptional standards of customer care and service are paramount. When you deal with JustPhysio, you can expect, well trained, helpful staff delivering prompt service, accurate information and sound recruitment advice based on experience.

JustNurses is a specialist nursing agency created to meet the growing demand for general and critical care nurses throughout the province of Northern Ireland.

Operating from our city centre office in Belfast, supported by recruitment teams in Dublin and Greater London we regularly supply temporary nursing personnel to a wide range of employers within HSC Trusts, Intermediate Care Centres and Nursing Homes throughout Ulster.

Primary Care Recruitment (PCR) are a specialist recruitment company operating throughout Central and Eastern Europe, primarily sourcing nursing personnel and other health professionals for UK and European healthcare markets.

PCR operate from dedicated recruitment offices based in Dublin, Porto and Bucharest, supported by a network of multi-lingual account managers operating via satellite locations situated in Spain, Greece, Serbia, Italy, Bulgaria and throughout Europe.

Independence With Strength

Individually our companies retain their own brand identities, allowing each member to continue to build upon their long established trading history and excellent reputations within their own niche medical recruitment sectors.

Together the groups strength, under a single senior management team, enables us to compete and secure major recruitment contracts, maintaining unparalleled levels of service delivery, backed up with real market knowledge and sector specific recruitment experience.

Providing staffing solutions that add real value.


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The Placement Group delivers specialist recruitment services across the entire arena of healthcare, supplying all nature of medical professionals; both temporary and permanent. Our core recruitment areas are within;

  • Allied Health Professionals (AHP)
  • Health Science Services (HSS)
  • Hospital Doctors & GP's
  • Nursing & Theatres
  • Technical Support staff


  • Audiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Dietetics
  • Doctors
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sterile Services


Every client's staffing requirements are unique, so we've developed bespoke recruitments solutions to cover every eventuality. From short term to long term we can offer tailored solutions to suit your needs.

Temporary Staffing (Locums)

Our companies are experts in the field of temporary staffing, placing specialist personnel, quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Our recruitment teams are both knowledgeable and purposeful and have the skills to cope with the demands of the fast moving temporary market place. We are also awarded suppliers of temporary AHP & HSS staff by The Crown Commercial Service (CCS), HealthTrust Europe (HTE) and the London Procurement Partnership (LPP).

Permanent Recruitment

Our highly experienced permanent recruitment consultants recruit specialist staff for all regions of the UK, so identifying suitable candidates is paramount to providing the volumes of staff required by our clients. With access to a database of thousands of registered medical job seekers and utilising our ongoing global recruitment campaigns, our consultants can attract the specialist staff needed to fulfil our client's demands.

Managed Services

We have a proven track record of delivering managed service contracts and Master Vendor solutions to both NHS and private sector healthcare organisations. From departmental agreements to large scale regional vendor managed recruitment contracts, our commercial team have the capability to successfully manage, recruit and provide detailed management information on expenditure, departmental usage and recruitment trends.

International Recruitment

As a truly international recruitment business, we have established, over time a sustainable network and database of Nurses and medical specialists wishing to develop both their medical careers and working knowledge.

Through the addition of our established international recruitment partner PCR and their ‘in country’ expertise we are able to offer our clients access to an internationally diverse workforce.

Delivering a genuinely cost effective recruitment service.

Intelligent Candidate Sourcing

Attracting specialist candidates is essential to provide the volumes of staff required by our clients and is fundamental to our business. The majority of our candidates are recruited through recommendation and reputation, supplemented by extensive marketing.

Our website's are highly optimised directing specialist job seekers to us. Our systems significantly speed up the recruitment process, allowing us to react quickly and fast track candidates when requirements arise.

Quality and Compliance

All TPG candidates are subjected to a detailed candidate screening and selection process. This ensures that only the very best candidates represent our companies in the work place.

Our healthcare workforce must possess the necessary level of skill, experience and initiative to be confident to work independently within a temporary work placement.

Our candidate vetting and evaluation procedures must therefore meet the UK legal requirements as set out by the Department of Health and NHS Employers.


  • CCS

    TPG are an awarded Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier of temporary staff within Allied Health, Health Science and Medical Locums. The CCS is the centralised procurement service for Government, acting on behalf of the Crown.

  • HTE

    TPG are awarded suppliers of AHP/HSS staff by HealthTrust Europe (HTE). HTE is a group purchasing organisation for public and private sectors in the UK and Europe. The agreement covers 27 NHS Trusts in the Midlands and 43 NHS Trusts in London.

  • CCS

    TPG as part of the Healthcare Employment Group (HEG) have been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) - National Framework for Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel, which includes; temporary Medical, Nursing and AHP/HSS staff.

  • LPP

    TPG are an awarded supplier to the London Procurement Partnership (LPP).This temporary staffing supply contract for AHP & HSS staff was formulated by Health Trust Europe (HTE) on behalf of the LPP and associated London NHS Trusts.

  • HEG

    TPG are a founder member of the Healthcare Employment Group (HEG). HEG combines the expertise of a group of specialist recruitment companies, all leading independent providers of temporary staff within their own niche areas of healthcare.

  • Q

    TPG are a registered provider of Nursing personnel by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA). The RQIA is the independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

  • Nursing

    TPG are an awarded supplier on the National Collaborative Framework agreement for the supply of International nursing and nursing-related staff; a collaboration between the LPP, NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS CPH and North of England CPC.

  • REC

    REC is the body representing the £24.5 billion recruitment industry. With more than 7000 corporate members and 5000 individual members it is the recruitment's industry’s biggest voice. All members adhere to the Code of Good Recruitment Practice.

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