About us

About us


First Option Healthcare prides itself on being the very best at supporting health services with their urgent staffing needs. We recognise the pressing demand that exists across the country, in all sectors, and are passionate about meeting the need for exemplary healthcare professionals at a moment’s notice.

We aim to be the number one agency of choice to the NHS, private care establishments and service users within the community by providing excellent service and support.

First Option Healthcare is the go-to agency for your round-the-clock requests – we’re here to help when no one else can. We supply clients with a professional, fast and reliable response, even in remote areas. Our overriding ethos is to provide excellence for patients, so we only recruit the most committed and empathetic healthcare professionals. We believe clients, candidates and First Option Healthcare share a common goal: to deliver the best possible health provision nationwide.

All specialisms covered

Our clients include hospitals, care homes, nursing homes and private clinics. We excel at supplying staff for either ad hoc shifts or longer term cover, in general healthcare roles or more specialised disciplines.

Rigorous vetting process

We have an exceptional reputation and recognise that safety is of paramount importance to our clients. We hire the best to deliver the best. Our quality standards and regulation procedures ensure that our candidates are reliable, experienced and compliant. We only recruit healthcare professionals with proven skills, training and qualifications, ensuring the highest degree of patient care.

Caring for our healthcare professionals

We hold our agency staff and their work in high regard, and reward them by providing excellent rates of pay and benefits. We make it a priority to ensure our personnel are respected and well recompensed. In return they go the extra mile, both for us, for our clients and for their patients. In this way we are able to fulfil our goal of providing the best quality health care in challenging circumstances.

First Option Healthcare is REC Registered



First Option Healthcare is CQC Registered



quote-pageWe have an excellent working relationship with the First Option team. I am amazed at how proactive they are and highly recommend them.

Manager, NHS