Better through experience

We have more than 40 years of combined experience, recruiting and providing staff to the healthcare sector. During the last 10 years we have established some of the UK’s top performing nursing agencies and brought that experience together to evolve and manage Sanctum. Through our recruitment processes, staff management and training, we expect our standards to exceed your expectations.

Through our collective experience at Sanctum, we are able to reassure both clients and candidates that we understand their needs and requirements. We value our wide-ranging experience working within the NHS framework agreements, across the four nations of the UK. This means we can focus on ensuring the highest levels of compliance in the sourcing, screening, and recruitment of suitably skilled candidates for our customers’ needs



At Sanctum, we place a premium on communication and building relationships with our clients and candidates. This approach puts us in the best place to meet our clients’ needs now and be agile enough to adapt to their changing needs moving forward. We can fill last minute bookings, lines of work and provide continuity via both temporary supply and permanent placements. This can also result in recruitment by a client of a candidate into a permanent position.

Sanctum can supply all grades of nurses (RGNs, RMNs, Midwives, RHVs, ODPs and Health Care Assistants), nationally to the NHS and Private sector. We supply to Acute Hospitals, Community Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Prisons, Secure Training Centre’s, Mental Health Units, CAMHS Teams, DAT Teams, Nursing Homes, EMI Units and Residential Care Homes.

What we do

Sanctum has a growing database of over 6,000 Registered Nurses (RGN & RMN), and Health Care Assistants. The broad range of experience and specialities of our healthcare professionals, allows us to be able to assist our clients nationally, in fulfilling their staffing requirements, when the need arises.

COVID-19 has placed a variety of new pressures on our clients, including the need to increase the workload in order to catch up with care that has been put on hold. Sanctum can provide staff to help with targeted services, short notice, to cover sickness, recruitment gaps and annual leave. Sanctum can help meet your staffing needs 24/7.


We are truly passionate about ensuring that our customers feel valued and receive a top-quality service. Each client is allotted a named consultant from our highly experienced placements team. It is their role to quickly understand the specific needs of their clients: ensuring that they get the most suitably qualified healthcare professional available, in the shortest time possible.

We constantly review our recruitment practices to ensure that we remain agile and effective. We have been able to adapt to the continuously changing recruitment market, both in the short and long term. In this way we can continue to succeed in attracting the highly experienced healthcare professionals needed to meet the existing and future needs of our clients.



Our comprehensive recruitment process ensures that every Nursing professional and Health Care Assistant who registers with us meets our stringent levels of compliance. Upon successful completion of this process, we provide an induction period during which professionals are familiarised with our company policies and expectations. Mandatory training updates are provided through the Healthier Business Group. Every member of our team also receives a Sanctum uniform, a tamper-proof identification badge and timesheets, which need to be completed at the end of each shift worked.

Our strict compliance standards, coupled with our office being open 24-hours a day, gives us the ability to provide a fast, reliable short notice service to our clients requiring a shift covered ASAP. This is an essential service for many of our clients, due to the unpredictable nature of healthcare and the need for extra members of staff, with little prior notice. This is especially true with last minute changes surrounding COVID -19 restrictions and policies. Whether due to staff sickness or a sudden need to increase staff numbers, our ability to supply suitably qualified professionals at short notice, gives our clients the reassurance they need when relying upon an agency partner.

Sanctum will always go the extra mile to provide cover in an emergency. Our extensive database can be searched quickly, based on grade, specialism, location and specific skills and experience held, allowing Sanctum to efficiently fill shifts, when our customers need us most!

Sanctum is an approved national framework supplier and meets the standards set by the Care Quality Commission, Recruitment Employment Confederation, the NHS employment checks, National framework agreements and various governing bodies. We follow all required clinical governance regulations and ensure we go over and above our clients’ expectations.

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