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Who we are

MSI was established in 2002 by our Chairman & Founder, Nick Simpson, to supply healthcare professionals.


We have grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s leading specialist healthcare recruiters, working in partnership with NHS Trusts and other public, private and third sector organisations.


We now work across the world, providing staff on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.

MSI Group in numbers


We work with 361 healthcare providers


We placed 977 candidates in temp bookings last year


We are on all agency NHS frameworks in the UK and are on over 62 SLAs


We have an average score of 4.5 in Google Reviews

Making a difference for our candidates

Our mission is to place the right candidate in the right job for their skills, experience and requirements, and in the shortest time possible. We deliver this by ensuring the candidate is at the forefront of everything the team at MSI do.

​Great team at MSI

​Great team at MSI with excellent communication, great approach and willing to assist with any difficulty. Training was also excellent and materials provided was up to date. I will definitely recommend friends and family to MSI. Great team!!!

MSI Candidate

Superb and efficient

​​I've been working with MSI for quite a while now. My consultant has been so supportive and ensures I get enough shifts. She has excellent communication skills, and is great at listening and sorting out any highlighted issues that needed to be dealt with. I am happy to recommend MSI to people as the organisation is superb and efficient. Even the office staff and the reception are great.

MSI Candidate

Proactive and approachable

​​This is my first agency role. My consultant has been very proactive and approachable during the recruitment process. Communication is very important to me; he has kept me up to date at every stage and answered any queries that I have had. I feel confident I have a great consultant who will consider my best interest.

MSI Candidate

A fantastic recruitment agency to work with

​​MSI Group is a fantastic recruitment agency to work with. What makes them amazing is their wonderful staff who are happy to go above and beyond to get the job done. Couldn't have landed my last two jobs without their help, support and guidance.

MSI Candidate

​What a journey it's been with MSI Group

​​What a journey it's been with MSI Group. It's been a pleasure to work with the team for about 4 years now. The compliance team is always on point and ensures training is up to date. Their professionalism can't be faulted. You are in a good place once you join MSI.

MSI Candidate

Would definitely recommend

​​Staff have been so helpful and attentive during the recruitment process. Able to answer all my questions and guide me through the process quickly and easily. Would definitely recommend.

MSI Candidate

Speedy and amazing journey

​​What a speedy and amazing journey! Couldn't have asked for better support - all the help that I needed every step of the way. I'm normally terrible at interviews but my consultant was really encouraging and pointed me in the right direction at every possible pitfall. Have now secured an excellent job that I really wanted. My first contact with MSI was 3 weeks ago, I've secured early release from my current post and I'm all ready to start my new job next week!

MSI Candidate

Organised and professional company

​​MSI Group is such an organised and professional company. The registration process was very quick. Thank you Saif for all your help and patience, if it wasn't for you it would've been a long frustrating process. I'm very pleased with the fact that I can choose where I want to work as they have work all over the country.

MSI Candidate

​MSI are an amazing organisation

​MSI are the most efficient organisation I have ever worked for. My reference was due to run out in the new year and my compliance officer was amazing. He contacted me and told me what I needed to do and was supportive and followed through until I was all up to date 4 weeks before it expired. His efficiency and support was just what I needed.

MSI Candidate

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Our story

  • 2002

  • The MSI Group was founded by
    our Chairman, Nick Simpson.

  • 2004

  • MSI decides to focus purely on
    healthcare professionals.

  • 2010

  • MSI Pharma launched to specialise in the recruitment of pharmaceutical, life science an medical devices professionals

  • 2012

  • MSI International launched to source overseas nurses and doctors to work in the UK

  • 2013

  • The first iteration of our market leading i-Engage™ software is launched, which gives healthcare providers end-to-end control of the temporary staffing booking process

  • 2015

    • Opened our Sunderland office

    • MSI achieves fastest growth for any privately-owned medical recruitment agency

  • 2016

    • Opened our Switzerland office.

    • Relocated our head office to the Cottons
      Centre by London Bridge, more than
      doubling our m2 footprint

    • Investec’ Mid Market 100 UK Fastest
      Growing Private companies award

  • ​2017

  • Awarded Recruiter Fast 50
    2nd year running

  • 2018

  • Medicare launched, insourcing clinicians
    to help NHS Trusts tackle their outstanding
    wait lists and diagnostic backlogs

  • 2020

    • MSI achieves accreditation from the
      Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ for
      the third time.

    • New MSI websites launched.

    • We are now one of the UK’s largest
      healthcare recruitment specialists,
      working with a wide variety of clients

  • ​​2021

    • MSI moves up to two-star Best Companies accreditation

    • MSI named one of 40 Best Recruitment Companies to work for

Trusted by

NHS Wales
NHS Workforce Alliance
Capita lNurse
Healthtrust Europe
Crown Commercial Service

Awards and accreditations

Best Companies
100 Best Mid-Sized Companies
London's Best Companies
Recruitment's Best Companies
Investing in Talent
Power List 500


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