Ethical, values-led recruitment of Digital, PMO & Analytics talent

Supporting the NHS

We've been a strategic partner to the NHS since 2011.

Our years of working with the NHS means we know how it operates. We understand its values, environment, processes, systems, priorities and people.

We’ve built our services to be NHS centric, delivering to demanding briefs, budgets and deadlines with a values-led, inclusive approach.

NHS Management Team

Our NHS Divisional Managers deliver both managed services projects and contingent recruitment services. 

They are supported by Digital, Project Management Office (PMO) and Analytics specialist NHS recruitment and delivery teams.  

James Leslie-Smith

Oversees delivery of recruitment and managed services across several teams, alongside his responsibilities as Director.

He manages several large client relationships and remains hands-on, delivering talent projects and managed services for the NHS.

Dan Lobley
Business Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

Dan works with NHS Trusts, hiring contractors and working on Managed Services multi-hire projects.

With a deep understanding of NHS processes and priorities, he is a valuable partner, able to offer advice and insight into the talent market.

Jake Gross
Business Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

A recruitment partner to several large NHS Trusts, Jake deploys skilled contractors with experience of critical NHS projects.

His technical knowledge, expertise and excellent customer service make Jake a specialist in his field.

Aliysha Modi
Business Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

Aliysha provides contractors with specialist clinical systems skills, such as Cerner, to NHS clients.

She is outcome-focused, taking a proactive and problem solving approach to tackle challenging briefs.

Christian Burnett
Business Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

Christian works with NHS partners across the UK, placing contractors into critical roles.

His contractor network is proven to deliver and spans a broad spectrum of skill sets.

Stephen Maxwell
Divisional Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

Stephen has an impressive record in recruitment for NHS and public sector clients.

He leads a team of recruiters who work in partnership with major NHS trusts, delivering expert contractors at pace.

Matthew Burns
Business Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

Matthew manages several NHS accounts, working with technology teams to provide specialist consultants.

An NHS specialist, he has a broad network and in depth knowledge of systems, projects and priorities.

Heather Gordon
Associate Director - Newcastle
Digital, PMO, Analytics

Heather leads our Northern office, from our hub in Newcastle.

She is a key talent partner to some of the largest NHS Trusts in the north, managing a team of specialist recruitment consultants.

Gareth Watts
Associate Business Director
Digital, PMO, Analytics

With years of experience working in an NHS environment, Gareth has built strong relationships with a roster of NHS Trusts, CCGs and CSUs.

He delivers contract digital, PMO and analytics specialist NHS talent.

Peter Astley
Associate Business Director
Digital, PMO & Analytics

Working with a number of NHS Trusts, Peter focuses on managed service projects and recruitment of digital, PMO and analytics talent.

He has developed many valued business relationships with NHS clients, who rely on him to deliver to tight schedules and budgets.

Chris Knights
Divisional Manager
Digital, PMO, Analytics

With a focus on leadership roles, Chris works with NHS clients, delivering permanent and interim talent within the technology space.

He understands the NHS culture, environment and systems, using his knowledge to place senior roles with technical expertise and cultural fit.

NHS Talent Networks

Many of our contractors have worked with us for years. They have NHS experience, proven their capability to deliver and we know them well. We recruit NHS Band 4 to VSM in Digital, PMO, Analytics, Corporate and other non-medical, non-clinical roles.


Software developers, application support, cyber security, service desk analysts and infrastructure.


Business analysis, project management, programme management, testing, integration, training.


Data architects, data quality, DWP, information analysis, migration & developers.

Corporate functions

Administration, HR, business support, risk, governance, corporate management

Client experience

Our NHS teams have many long-standing relationships with NHS bodies throughout the UK.

They’ve developed a reputation for specialist knowledge, quality of service, consistent delivery and a caring, ethical approach.

Put simply, people like to work with us. Which is why many of our client and network relationships have been with us since the beginning.

What our partners say…


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Job seeker help, market insights, EDI support, hiring trends and company news.

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Keystream was the partner chosen to implement it. Read more here

This week marks the opening of our new regional office in England’s North East. From our brand new northern hub in Newcastle, we'll continue to work with NHS organisations to supply skilled people for contract, managed services and permanent roles across Digital, Analytics and PMO. Read on to find out more.

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Read on to find out more.

The pandemic had a huge impact on IT teams. Suddenly, large numbers of people had to work from home. And, critical IT projects to upgrade the systems that underpin NHS services still needed to run.

Contractors were urgently needed to help stretched teams deliver under pressure - and we were able to help. Read more.


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A Master Vendor Agreement can result in significant savings, as one of our NHS Trust clients discovered. Find out more.

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Successful transition to a centrally managed data centre across 142 network devices at 32 sites. Read full case study...

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Using his senior position, he's using networks and championing allyship to take that one step further. Read more...