Florence for
NHS trusts

We work directly with procurement workforce managers, matrons, and heads of nursing to secure the best staff for your vacancies without excessive fees.

Why Florence?

We're more than an agency. We're fast, fair, and cost-effective, with real humans on hand to check every detail along the way. We work with NHS trusts nationwide.

100% NHS shifts filled, 0% stress


  • Savings guaranteed
  • Multi-agency management
  • Verified staff ready to work
  • Framework compliant

Save money

Unlike many agencies, Florence agrees to your rates in advance – no surprises. We promise you’ll never pay more than your cap, and we’ll always ensure a fair and competitive wage for our professionals. There are no hidden fees or locked-in contracts.

Only the best

From ICU to community nursing, you’ll only ever have 100% compliant professionals with specialist skills and experience placed. To ensure quality, we use cutting-edge technology to verify each applicant’s qualifications. To be doubly sure, our team checks everything too (and is always available for a chat if you ever need them).

Fill shifts with Florence

100% of shifts filled, zero hassle. Here’s how Florence fills shifts with your choice of staff, instantly and easily.  

Meet the team

Ross Burton


Ross Burton


Ross joins Florence with a rich background in healthcare recruitment. His deep understanding of the healthcare sector, coupled with a business-savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, aligns perfectly with our goal to revolutionise NHS staffing. When he’s not at Florence Ross is busy looking after his young family.

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Damien Briscoe

Client Solutions Director

Damien Briscoe

Client Solutions Director

Meet Damien, our Client Services Director for the NHS at Florence. With over 15 years of experience, Damien brings a wealth of expertise from his previous roles as Director of NHS Operations at Newcross and Head of Agency Services at NHS Professionals.

In his current role, Damien works closely with NHS trusts to help manage hospital budgets, tackle the staffing crisis, and reduce agency spend nationwide. His commitment to improving the NHS and his strategic approach make him a vital part of our team, driving solutions that truly make a difference.

In his spare time, Damien is a keen runner. He recently completed the Bob Graham Round—a non-stop, 23-hour run covering 66 miles with a 27,000-foot climb—all to raise money for Action for M.E. His dedication and perseverance extend beyond his professional life, making him a true inspiration.

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Frances Kyprianou

Director of Nursing & Governance

Frances Kyprianou

Director of Nursing & Governance

Frances is a passionate and driven registered nurse dedicated to inspiring safe, quality care with over 15 years of experience. Previously to Florence, Frances worked at Sonderwell and Better Healthcare Services, specialising in quality assurance, governance and clinical operations. She brings a wealth of knowledge across social care, complex care, the NHS and more. Frances joined Florence in 2024 as Director of Quality & Governance.

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Dr. Charles Armitage

Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Charles Armitage

Co-founder and CEO

Charles is a doctor turned CEO of Florence. He is passionate about improving care services for all, with a commitment to advancing ways for staff to provide quality, compassionate care. When not working on Florence, Charles spends his time in his garden with his dog, Rosie.

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Got questions?

We’ve got answers

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What is Florence?

Florence is a staffing app for NHS and health and social care organisations. We work with 1000s of businesses across the UK to help them take control, save money and spend less time organising their staff. Our app allows you to manage your schedule, fill any shift gaps quickly and track all of your staff costs.

Who is Florence for?

Florence is for NHS and social care providers looking to fill shifts with trusted nurses, care assistants and support workers.

Florence is used by a range of care settings including care homes, nursing homes, supported living homes, NHS and private hospitals, domiciliary care services, complex care services and mental health services.

What can I use the platform for?

Our platform allows you to track your staff learning and development, assign new courses, send automated reminders, and download certificates.

We currently have 100+ CPD approved courses available (including the Care Certificate) and are always creating new interesting content for our learners.

What kind of staff can you provide?

We provide nurses, carers, support workers with a variety of skills.

Am I locked into a contract?

Florence is a pay as you go service, you only pay when you fill shifts with us.

Can the same professional come back to my organisation?

Absolutely. At Florence we encourage continuity of care as much as possible and have a favourites feature so you can invite staff back, again and again.

My staff aren’t tech-savvy… Is Florence easy to use?

91% of our users find it super easy to use and we are always at hand if you need a refresher training session for you and your teams.

What is your data security policy?

We take your data seriously here at Florence. We are Cyber Essentials certified and are on a number of public sector frameworks that involve a data security audit.

How easy is it to get set up?

With Florence, you can be up and running in minutes. Book a demo to get started.

How many agencies do you work with?

We work with over 300 agencies across the UK. We are happy to add other agencies to Florence if they pass our compliance standards. If you have a favourite agency not on our panel, we would be delighted to add them.

How much does Florence neutral vendor cost?

There is no added charge to book temp staff from Florence into shifts through neutral vendor.

Booking staff from non-Florence agencies into shifts costs 50p per hour plus VAT.

Booking your own staff into shifts costs 25p per hour.

There are no other fees.

Talk to us

Want to fill your shifts faster? Add your details to the form and our friendly team will get in touch to set up a quick demo.

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