Precedo Healthcare Services
Established in 2008
After working in the healthcare recruitment industry for many years, our founder had encountered staffing providers at both ends of the spectrum; those charging unfairly high prices just because they could and those with low charge rates but little regard for quality, experience & training, compliance, paying living wages to staff, or continuity of care.
He wanted to change the stigma attached to recruitment agencies in the sector, by setting up a healthcare and social care staffing service and care provider that prioritises patients, service users, staff and quality of care.
We began with the supply of domiciliary care staff in to service user’s own homes, which quickly developed in to also caring for individuals with more complex needs. From there we started supporting care homes, hospitals and other services with their day-to-day staffing requirements.
Today Precedo Healthcare Services partners with over 100 public and private sector clients across England; supplying Registered Nurses, Care Assistants and Support Workers. We hold positions on exclusive supply contracts and regularly bring new clients on board.
We are also CQC registered and continue to care for individuals in their own homes.
We pride ourselves in our high levels of compliance. We conduct thorough pre-employment and ongoing employment checks and ensure that staff receive training in specialist areas and specific conditions, as well as mandatory training. We consistently achieve top level results in client and CQC audits.
Precedo means ‘to excel’ in Latin. Our goal is to support as many client services as we can, maintain our excellent reputation and provide employment opportunities to the best and most committed healthcare and social care professionals. By continuing to provide competitively priced, person focused services.
How long does it take to register and become compliant?
It takes minutes to start your registration on our website or via the phone with a member of our team.
We ensure that the joining process is as easy as possible. The speed of the process will depend on how quickly you can provide the information that we need and how long it takes for your DBS and references checks to be returned to us. Most staff are ready to work within two weeks of their registration appointment and it can be as soon as 48 hours.
With a dedicated compliance team, we review all documents on the same day that we receive them, in order to get you ready for work as quickly as possible.
The registration process exists to safeguard and protect our staff, clients and service users. As an approved supplied to NHS trusts, we abide by all framework regulations.
What essential training do you provide?
We provide an extensive list of mandatory, optional and client/condition specific e-learning and classroom based training.
For further details visit: https://precedohealthcare.co.uk/training/
What type of work opportunities do you offer?
We work with over 100 healthcare and social care client organisations; as well as delivering our own home care and continuing healthcare services, so we are always looking for dedicated staff to join our workforce.
Our latest jobs can be viewed and applied for here: https://precedohealthcare.co.uk/jobs/
If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please upload your details and CV to https://precedohealthcare.co.uk/#register_and_featured_jobs and we’ll be in touch, or call our HR department on 01246 299700 who will be happy to discuss our current opportunities.
What working hours are available?
We offer work to match your availability – whether you prefer to work weekends, evenings, mornings, afternoons or long days. On a full time, part time basis or casual basis. We always have a variety of opportunities for you to consider.
What are the benefits of working for Precedo Healthcare Services?
For a full list of the benefits of joining our company, visit: https://precedohealthcare.co.uk/care-agency/
How often will I be paid?
Our staff are paid on a weekly basis, every Friday. Any changes to the regular payment day due to Bank Holidays will be communicated to you well in advance.
How much will I be paid?
Our rates of pay vary depending on the client location, environment, complexity of work and type of shift that you are undertaking. You will be notified of the rate of pay for each assignment at the time of offer, before you accept. The vast majority of our work opportunities are paid well above National Living Wage.
What payment methods can I choose from?
PAYE – This is the most common payment method. You’ll be paid via Precedo Healthcare Services directly each week. All necessary deductions will be made at source, meaning everything that arrives in your nominated account is yours to keep.
Umbrella – This method involves an agreement with a 3rd party supplier. Precedo Healthcare Services will pay the umbrella company the gross amount, from here the umbrella company is responsible for making the necessary deductions and paying you into your nominated account. Umbrella companies usually take a small fee for each timesheet processed.
How do I submit my timesheet(s)?
Copies of your completed and signed timesheet(s) must be submitted to us before 10am each Monday, for the work that you completed in the week prior.
They can be sent to us via email, post, or delivered in person to your branch.
If you are running low on timesheets, please contact your local office who will arrange for more to be delivered to you.
If you have run out of timesheets or you have forgotten to take a timesheet to your assignment, you can download and print one here: https://precedohealthcare.co.uk/app/uploads/precedo_0197_timesheets_A4-Dronfield.pdf
Will I be paid for my breaks?
Whether or not you will be paid for your breaks will depend on the client/s you are working with and the nature of work that you will be undertaking. You will be notified of the break policy for each assignment at the time of offer, before you accept.
What is IR35 and how does it affect me?
IR35 is a set of tax laws which are designed to ensure all workers in the public and most private sectors are paying the correct amount of tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC). There are a series of tests used by clients, to determine the employment status of contractors working through limited companies/personal service companies (PSCs).
IR35 legislation does not apply to staff paid via PAYE.
For more information on IR35 legislation visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-off-payroll-working-ir35
How does the Recommend a Friend Scheme work?
We know that our staff are highly skilled, dedicated and focused on delivering the best care possible. That’s why we love to hear from you about other people just like you; and when you introduce your friends and colleagues to Precedo Healthcare Services, we want to say thank you with a great reward.
- £200 in Love2shop high street vouchers for each Nurse
- £50 in Love2shop vouchers for each Care Assistant or Support Worker
With no limit to the number of referrals you can make, the more people you refer to us the more rewards you can earn.
Once you have obtained permission from your friend or family member to provide their personal information, email email@example.com with your name and the name of the person you are referring, along with their contact details.
How do I make a complaint or give feedback?
To ensure that the service we provide matches our customers’ and workers’ needs and expectations, we welcome all complaints, comments and suggestions.
We strive to respond in writing fifteen (15) working days of a complaint being raised with the details of our findings, actions taken, lessons learned and outcomes/proposals to resolve or satisfy the complaint or feedback.
Emergency complaints can be logged by calling your local office number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Non-emergency complaints should be submitted during normal workings hours to your local office or our Human Resources department – firstname.lastname@example.org / 01246 299700
For a full copy of our Complaints, Comments and Suggestions Policy please contact your local office or our HR department. This policy is available in standard and easy to read formats.
How does Precedo Healthcare Services store or use my details?
How do I request to be removed from your database?
If you would like to be removed from our database, please email email@example.com. In most cases we will deal with your request on the same day and at the latest within 7 working days of your request.