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Nursing Agency Advice

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Olivia9214 · 27/11/2019 14:33

Hi, please help!
Looking to go back to work after the birth of my son Johnny, he is now 2. I used to work in my local hospital but looking now for more flexibility so now looking to pick up shifts through different agencies in care homes. I move around a lot of the flexibility of this type of work appeals. Does anyone have any recommendations for agencies, there are so many out there and it is quite overwhelming and hard to find reliable information on rates. If anyone wants to share their experience of different agencies with me that would be great!

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icantbecani · 27/11/2019 14:41

It will be local to your area op. Thornbury always used to pay the best when my mum was doing this type of work. Phone some of the better care homes and find out which agencies they use. You can sign on with more than one agency but will prob go to the bottom of the pile if you can't do a job when they call you. Good luck.


icantbecani · 27/11/2019 14:42

Also, the agencies that pay better, in general, will have less care home work on probably as it is so cost driven the care homes are only likely to call the more expensive agencies at the very last minute.


CaptainCabinets · 27/11/2019 14:46

How about joining NHS Professionals?


Olivia9214 · 27/11/2019 15:01

Do Thornbury do work for care homes do you know? They have some info about rates on their website but it is hard to get reliable information! very frustrating haha

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HappyHammy · 27/11/2019 15:08

I doubt care homes would pay thornbury rates. Nurse plus do but they need training and experience of care home work for RNs for meds particularly. It's very different than hospital work.


Olivia9214 · 27/11/2019 15:18

I have worked in care homes before, I have the experience for nurse plus. Do you know what kind of rates they offer?

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Hobbesmanc · 29/11/2019 14:33

Happy to advise as I run a Care agency and I've ran Nursing agencies ll my career. What area are you?

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