Why Us?

A unique, unrivalled service from passionate healthcare professionals

First Option Healthcare matches complex clinical needs with the highest qualified expert healthcare professionals, in the quickest possible time.

As a leading national provider of expert homecare services, First Option Healthcare has a proven reputation for delivering skilled, committed, and caring personnel – in the quickest possible time. The provision of full care mobilisation, including clinical assessment, comprehensive care plan development and funding agreement, all within ten days from initial commission, remains unrivalled – with full mobilisation being deployed in some cases within 48-hours.

In addition, we pride ourselves on filling last-minute staffing crisis with the very best healthcare professionals in the sector, even in the most geographically remote areas, often within 24-hours. Short notice does not mean compromise – We only recruit the most talented personnel who have a genuine passion for their vocation and proven experience at providing top quality care.

We aim to be the leading provider to the NHS, private care establishments and service users within the community by providing excellent service and support.

  • Excellence guaranteed. We only ever use highly trained and vetted First Option Healthcare carers, never outside agency staff
  • We recruit healthcare professionals who actively seek to improve care standards, empowering individuals to live better lives
  • Safety is a primary concern and we carry out a vigorous and thorough vetting procedure including employer references, eligibility to work, DBS, NMC and immunisation checks
  • We hold our professional healthcare staff in the highest regard, rewarding them with excellent rates of pay and benefits, motivating them to deliver the very best care services for you
  • We are able to meet your needs for a small, medium or large package at short notice, whether for ad hoc cover or for longer-term care
  • Quickest available care provision. First Option Healthcare can provide full care mobilisation, including clinical assessment, comprehensive care plan development and funding agreement, within a maximum of ten days from initial commission
  • When you have a last minute staffing problem, First Option Healthcare can deliver, often within 24-hours
  • Comprehensive complex care support for paediatric and adult homecare, whatever the clinical conditions
  • Our team is contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – we have a dedicated out of hours service and a clinical on call rotation
  • Unique First Option Healthcare App-based monitoring of care plans, providing complete visibility and control

Why we are different

First Option Healthcare was founded by experts with over thirty years of healthcare and recruitment experience –

This has created a unique hybrid service that combines clinical expertise with an understanding of the requirements of healthcare professionals. As a result, we have established an extensive pool of reliable, dedicated and experienced healthcare staff across a wide spectrum of specialisms –  so you can be confident that your relative receives the best possible care.

Whether you are a Clinical Commissioning Group, a Local Authority, a healthcare professional, or family member, we guarantee you will receive one-to-one support from a dedicated and highly experienced healthcare consultant to ensure you receive exemplary levels of service to match the expert nursing staff you require to provide the care and support you need. We operate nationwide, and provide comprehensive healthcare services, including:

  • A&E
  • Care Home Nurses and Care Home Assistants
  • CCU
  • Chemotherapy / Oncology
  • Community Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • HDU
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Health Visitors
  • ICU
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Neo Natal / SCBU Nurses
  • Paediatrics / General / PICU
  • Phlebotomists
  • Practice Nurses
  • Private Nursing (incl. tracheostomy trained)
  • RMN and RGNS
  • Renal / Dialysis Nurses
  • Theatre (ODP / Scrub)

Paediatric Homecare

Our specialist team of carers and nurses support children of all ages, ensuring every child can thrive, whatever health barriers they may face.

Adult Homecare

One-to-one professional care to provide the highest possible quality of life, tailored specifically to each individual’s needs.

Corporate Social Responsiblity

We are proud to support The Dust Project charity – a not-for-profit organisation working in Sri Lanka to support children, through education and construction projects.


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Information for public sector clients

We are a trusted provider of professional and committed paediatric and adult homecare services for public sector clients across the UK.

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