National Locums, the leading medical recruitment company, has achieved a coveted Platinum rating in an independent audit of standards carried out on behalf of the NHS.

The Milton Keynes-based company, officially ranked as one of the Top Ten fastest-growing recruitment agencies in Britain, supplies locum doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals to the NHS and independent hospitals, and scored 98.32% in the audit.

The audit covered a series of compliance standards, including validating the employment history, qualifications, training and references of their locum candidates, and was carried out on behalf of the HTE Total Workforce Solutions Framework, which represents hospitals throughout the UK – National Locums is an approved supplier to HTE.

Says National Locums managing director David Cook: “The audit was particularly challenging this year, as it also covered a complex and time-intensive new tax regime for locum candidates, introduced recently by HMRC. But we believe that maintaining the highest standards is a key driver of our success, and we are delighted with the results of this audit, which is a terrific testimony to the dedication and thoroughness of our workforce”.