Our Brands

Our brands



Pulse is a leading provider of health and social care staffing to the UK and international healthcare sectors. We support NHS Trusts and private health sector providers by placing expert and compliant nurses, midwives, doctors, allied health professionals, health sciences, and social care staff into the right permanent and temporary roles.

Pulse has been providing staffing solutions since 1987 and has 10 branches in the UK and Australia.5,000 people work for Pulse every day.



Frontline specialises in recruiting healthcare professionals and social workers for temporary jobs in the UK. Our focus is on placing highly skilled candidates into posts appropriate for their training and experience. We place medical and nursing staff, allied health professionals and social workers, and our customers include the NHS, prisons, private healthcare providers and local authorities.

Thornbury Nursing Services


Thornbury Nursing provides nurses across the UK and Northern Ireland. We specialise in meeting urgent and last minute resources at less than one hour’s notice. We are also able to meet nursing requirements in the most challenging and remote geographical locations.

Thornbury Nursing has been providing nursing solutions for 30 years, and has five UK branches.

Scottish Nursing Guild


Since 1995 the Scottish Nursing Guild has provided the best professional nurses to customers in both Scotland and Northern Ireland. We supply all areas of the healthcare sector and beyond, including: NHS, care homes, industry, prisons, private and NHS home care, and private hospitals. We specialise in placing the right staff for last minute and longer-term placements.

Thornbury Community Services


Thornbury Community Services provides tailored, patient-centred care for people between hospital and community settings. We deliver a safe and flexible community service for children, young people and adults with the most complex care needs. With over 10 years’ experience, we are confident in our ability to provide a professional and confidential service.

Through a combination of regional and local based staff, we are able set up packages throughout the UK. Our field based nurses regularly meet with commissioners, LHB’s, social services, case managers, agency workers, clients and their families to match the right people to work with each individual client.

A&E Agency


A&E Agency has been providing doctors to healthcare clients since 2008. Back then, the company consisted of just our three founding members covering emergency medicine doctors in the Manchester area.

The next few years saw huge growth in every aspect of our business and we are now an established market-leading doctors agency operating UK-wide. Our ethos has always been to maintain growth and we’ve expanded into different specialities in order to do so. As a result, we’ve built up expert levels of knowledge in many specialist areas.

GP World


GP World is a leading provider of GPs and nurse practitioners to the NHS and other healthcare providers across the UK. Our experience gives us an unrivalled knowledge of the market and we’re pleased to pass on this knowledge to our candidates and clients.

We always look to build relationships with a long-term vision, instead of seeking short-term gains. This approach has enabled us to build a database of high-quality professionals and provide continuity for candidates and clients.

Pathology Group


Pathology Group has been supplying doctors to the UK healthcare industry since 2008 during which time we’ve built lasting relationships with hundreds of NHS trusts and healthcare providers across the UK. Our team has achieved significant growth since we first launched, which we believe is due to our specialist market knowledge and an unwavering focus on each client’s individual needs.

General Medicine Group


General Medicine Group is a leading provider of locum and permanent doctors to the NHS, PCTs, prison services, out-of-hours services and private sector clients across the UK.

Hobson Prior

Hobson Prior


Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter focused on finding outstanding candidates across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Our highly selective clients trust us to source and secure the best contract and permanent candidates who will contribute to their success.

Bank Partners


Bank Partners is the leading independent provider of bank management services to the NHS. We work in partnership with our clients, putting processes in place that provide them with visibility and control over their contingency staff. We source all types of staff required to run a hospital trust.

Our tailored workforce strategies match resources to demand, making the management of bank workers easier and more efficient. As a result, clients see the right number of staff on their wards and consistently high standards of patient care.

Pulse Community Healthcare


Pulse Community Healthcare is a leading UK provider of complex person-centred care packages. Our specialist healthcare teams support people with a variety of conditions and disabilities to live their life as independently as possible, in their own homes.

Working in close partnership with our client’s family, friends, carers and commissioners, as well as other healthcare professionals, local organisations and hospital teams, we assess and understand our individual client needs.



Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.

ICS Health & Wellbeing


ICS Health & Wellbeing is dedicated to making the UK’s local and workplace communities healthier. Working with local authorities, CCGs and employers, we design, implement and evaluate innovative health and wellbeing services that will result in long-term health benefits through sustained behaviour change.

We care about people; that is reflected in all our interactions. We like to think that our personable and friendly approach echoes the encouragement and positivity needed to support changes in behaviour.

Liquid Personnel


Liquid Personnel provide temporary and permanent jobs to qualified social work professionals in a wide range of local authorities, NHS Trusts, fostering agencies, charities and other private sector organisations throughout the UK. They are trusted by over 150 organisations in England, Scotland and Wales to provide exceptional agency staff.

Pulse Awards


The Pulse Awards celebrates and acknowledges the exceptional levels of compassionate care provided by our healthcare professionals.

The awards are open to nurses, midwives, ODPs, healthcare assistants and support workers. The general public will nominate and vote for the winners – after all, it is the public who experience the compassion and dedication of our healthcare professional’s first-hand.

Pulse Nursing at Home


Pulse Nursing at Home provides a confidential homecare service at a time when privacy and sensitivity are so important.

With over 20 years' experience, Pulse Nursing at Home brings together professionals who are expert in medical, social care, specialist nursing, pharmacy and therapy. This enables delivery of care packages tailored to a client's individual needs.



Espirita is part of the managed services division of ICS and comprises workforce intelligence and RPO services. Our staffing consultancy service includes a range of modules designed to both advise on and address the challenges facing health organisations today. Meanwhile, our RPO service. It’s designed for clients wishing to outsource all or part of their substantive recruitment function to ease pressure and help meet their strategic recruitment goals.

Liquid Healthcare


Liquid Healthcare! We are a specialist recruitment consultancy, supplying healthcare, nursing and allied healthcare staff to roles throughout the UK.

We are trusted to supply high calibre staff of all levels to a variety of employers, including local authorities, NHS trusts, nursing and residential homes, care home groups, private hospitals, hospices, and mental health services.

ICS Health & Wellbeing - Healthier You


Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of the national programme which by 2020 is expected to provide support to 100,000 individuals each year.

Those referred to the service will receive tailored, personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes.

ICS Diagnostics


ICS Diagnostics is the UK’s first specialist reporting bureau of British and European accredited echocardiographers. This pioneering clinical support service is designed to increase efficiency and quality across the echocardiography industry.

By partnering with the latest healthcare technology providers we’re able to provide hospitals and clinics with access to our specialist clinical staffing network through a range of innovative onsite and remote diagnostic services.

ICS Assessment Services


We work with the health and social care sector to make a positive, lasting impact on people and communities nationwide. Our management team has over 50 years’ experience in the health and social care market, delivering flexible, value-for-money services and sustainable change.

ICS Digital Therapies


ICS Digital Therapies is a pioneering new service improving the accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of psychological therapies within IAPT.

Through our extensive network of qualified therapists, we provide a broad range of digitally-enabled brief therapies at both step 2 and step 3 that can be accessed securely from a computer, tablet or smartphone anywhere, at any time of the day, including evenings and weekends.