Focusmed24, founded in 2008 by individuals with extensive and very relevant clinical backgrounds. Combined, their experience equates to more than 40 years of working in a variety of NHS, private sector and military hospitals across England, Wales and overseas.

This unique combination of experience ensured that from day one, Focusmed24 offered a professional and dedicated service offering nothing less than the most suitable of candidates.

Several years on, Focusmed24 is now established on the supplier list to the NHS, having recently been awarded a place on the HealthTrust Europe Framework for the supply of Nursing & Care Staffing. We undertook a stringent and rigorous tendering process which started earlier on this year. Only a selected number agencies have been awarded this status, and the fact that we have been awarded this contract solidifies our position as one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment agencies.

Allied to this, preferred supplier status within the private sector has also been awarded by; Nuffield Health, Spire Healthcare and Ramsay Health.

This status allows access to the most sought after temporary healthcare positions across England and Wales, and ensures that candidates find their ideal working environment.

We have signed up to the UK Code of Practice and adhere to the principles of ethical recruitment for healthcare professionals.

Meet the team

Sion Jones

Founder and co director of Focusmed24, Sion first started his nursing career in 2003 after graduating from the University of Wales, Bangor. Opting for theatres, he spent his first two years working for the NHS as an orthopaedic scrub nurse. With some valuable experience under his belt he signed up for a few locum agencies, covering shifts and placements all over England and Wales.

His time spent working for these agencies made him realise that the industry was missing a truly informed and professional service. A service that would rely on extensive and very relevant clinical knowledge, not just cold calls and high pressure sales! Therefore in 2008, alongside co director Mike Rodgers, the Focusmed24 journey began.

He has a passion for cars and skydiving, although family life is currently more people carrier and school runs rather than two-seater sports cars and extreme sports!

Mike Rodgers

One of the directors at Focusmed24, Mike set up the company with co-director Sion Jones in 2008. He originally qualified as an Operating Department Assistant at Leighton Hospital, Crewe in 1987. After a brief full time post in the NHS, he soon decided to sign up for one of the very few locum agencies around at that time.

He remained working for a number of agencies for almost twenty years, covering a variety of scrub, anaesthetic and recovery placements at numerous hospitals around England and Wales. This time as a locum theatre practitioner was only briefly interrupted when Mike took a full time post as Theatre Manager at a busy Manchester private hospital.

He has an unrivalled knowledge of the operating theatre environment, and therefore understands exactly which staff are required when requested for a one off shift or long term booking alike.

Katie Gallagher
Finance Manager

Katie has been with Focusmed24 since 2009, and has always been actively involved in the development and success of the business to where it is today. Her career started after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration.

After three years of working as an Accounts Assistant in food production, Katie moved into Human Resources within an FMCG business as an Employee Liaison Officer and then into Industrial and Commercial recruitment. Katie only had a few years away from work to raise a family. During this time she kept her hand in with a few voluntary jobs and a little self-employment.

Katie balances her work with trying to keep two pre-teenage boys in line, going to the gym, charity work and spending her time cooking, baking, eating, thinking or talking about food.

Victoria Dale
Recruitment & Performance Manager

Victoria joined the FocusmedTheatres team in 2016. Her keen interest in assisting others to develop their career and education, meant that she was the ideal person to take charge of new candidate interviews and annual appraisals.

During her career as an Operating Theatre Practitioner she has worked in numerous hospitals, enjoying exposure to a wide range of surgical specialities in anaesthetics, scrub and recovery. She currently works in acute theatres within a large university teaching hospital, as the Theatre Lead for anaesthetics and recovery.

In 2007 she also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Practice, achieving a first class and receiving an academic prize for her dissertation. In 2012, Victoria also attained a Post Graduate Certificate in teaching and learning in clinical practice, at Masters level.

Teri-Marie Smith
Registrations and Compliance Officer (Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice)

Teri-Marie joined Focusmed24 at the end of 2016. As the newest and youngest member of the team, she joined as a Level 3 Apprentice who recently left high school with an enviable number of GCSEs.

Her drive to get on in the real world led her away from full time education, and in the direction of a suitable full time apprenticeship with the further possibility of a management course.

Away from the office, Teri-Marie has a passion for music, played loudly on the car radio, at live concerts or at one of the many festivals she attends over the summer months.

She’ll otherwise be found keeping fit and healthy down at the local gym, or out with her local running club.