Milton Keynes-based medical recruiters National Locums have completed their coverage of all NHS hospitals across the UK after winning a Northern Ireland award.

The award of the HSC Business Services Organisation Framework for Northern Ireland means that National Locums is now a preferred supplier of locum doctors and nurses throughout the entire United Kingdom.

The new award covers 35 major hospitals and all five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland – Belfast, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western.

Says National Locums managing director David Cook: “With tightening hospital budgets and new regulations, it’s been a challenging year for all medical recruiters, so to finish off 2017 with this award is a real tribute to our focus on delivering a highly responsive service, supplying top quality medical professionals”

National Locums is already a preferred supplier to NHS hospitals through Crown Commercial Services, Healthtrust Europe, National Services Scotland and NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership, as well as several independent hospital groups.