Milton Keynes-based medical recruitment agency National Locums has won a coveted Platinum rating in the independent audit of standards carried out on behalf of the NHS.

The audit covers checks on nurses’ professional compliance, qualifications, training and employment history.

The accolade comes on top of National Locums winning a Platinum rating for its locum doctors’ division for the past two years.

National Locums Nursing was launched less than two years ago, and in December won Framework (preferred supplier) status for providing nurses to HealthTrust Europe, which resources NHS hospitals throughout the UK.

Says National Locums managing director David Cook: “We are absolutely delighted that our nursing division has been recognised for its quality standards.

“Reliability and integrity underpins everything we do, and this Platinum award provides hospitals with the maximum assurance that any nurse supplied by us is thoroughly vetted, qualified and ready to work”.