About the Scottish Nursing Guild

The Scottish Nursing Guild specialises in supporting clients when no-one else can. Whether the requirement is last minute, unusual, remote or difficult to cover, the Guild can help at any time of the day or night. We work across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, recruiting to standards which exceed local regulation and guidelines. We offer our healthcare workers hourly pay rates, plus other benefits such as travel and toll costs, NMC & NMBI reimbursement, training and flu vouchers, recognising the level of flexibility and commitment needed to work for us.

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Mission and vision

Our mission: To support health providers deliver the highest standards of nursing care when no one else can.
Our vision: To be the trusted provider of exceptional nurses to the NHS and private health sector, often at extremely short notice.

Nothing should compromise nursing quality. That’s why the Scottish Nursing Guild is always on hand to bring exceptional nurses to NHS and private care organisations, often at extreme short notice. With over 25 years’ experience in responding to last-minute requirements, our service is fast, reliable, professional and most importantly trusted. We care passionately about our nurses and the difference they make to the lives of patients and clients.

Our nurses are our reputation. We recruit only the very best professionals, and only those who embrace our ethos. Every nurse is flexible, highly experienced and willing to travel long distances, often at short notice.

This enthusiasm and commitment to nursing, teamed with exceptional skills, is hard to come by. We demand the greatest commitment from each nurse, as our rigorous recruitment process demonstrates. In return, our pay rates reflect these high expectations.

Our clients

We work with a wide range of clients in both hospital and community settings. Our clients can call on us at extremely short notice, at any time, day or night. They include:

  • NHS trusts
  • Private hospitals
  • Local authorities
  • Private nursing homes
  • Community packages
  • Mental health and learning difficulty units
  • ISTCs
  • Schools
  • Prisons and custodial services
  • Social services
  • Research programmes
  • GP practices
  • Medical device companies

Expert, nurse-led recruitment teams

Our recruitment teams are led by experienced nurses, who we believe are best placed to recruit like-minded professionals. Our recruitment process ensures that every nurse has the most recent and relevant experience, and in addition we offer our nurses voluntary training, CPD and PREP study opportunities, This means they stay up-to-date with the latest best practice while enhancing their skills – something usually only available for those in substantive posts.

Quality and compliance

We know that quality care is driven by quality governance. We run our own quarterly audits, but we also ask specialist auditors Neuven Audit Solutions to audit us annually. View our latest audit here.

Our history

We achieved Diamond Status in our 2018 NEUVEN audit


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