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MSI International helps hiring managers achieve their permanent staffing objectives and reduce agency costs. We recruit healthcare professionals across all grades and specialities, from overseas to work for NHS Trusts and private sector healthcare providers.

MSI International in numbers


Since 2017, MSI has helped 3,012 healthcare professionals find jobs in the UK


We are currently working with 40 Healthcare Providers to help fill

permanent vacancies, helping them save millions on agency spend


Healthcare providers with an average of 100

vacancies save £1.3m in the first year alone

and £2m in the second year.


99% of our nurses pass their OSCE

Making a difference for our clients & candidates

Our mission is to help healthcare providers access the global talent pool, fill key staffing gaps and reduce agency costs.

Efficient and professional

​We are impressed by the efficiency and professionalism with which MSI Group have facilitated the appointment of middle grade doctors in Intensive Care, Emergency and Acute Medicine. Their attention to detail and consistent approach in recruitment of these doctors is remarkable, yet all their personnel are always compassionate towards the international doctors.

Lewisham & Greenwich Healthcare NHS Trust

Top notch support

​MSI provides top notch support in relocating to the UK as an IMG. Lisa Thomas is an outstanding recruitment consultant; she provided guidance from the job advert to updating my CV, and interview prep until I landed a job in the UK. I recommend Lisa and MSI as the go to agency for relocating to the UK. Thank you Lisa

MSI Candidate

​Working with the team at MSI is a pleasure

​Working with Georgina and the team at MSI is a pleasure. There is always excellent communication and I know that the candidates are being well looked after prior to their arrival at the Trust.​I have full confidence in MSI and their ability to source a high calibre of candidates fitting our strict criteria. The majority of the interviews organised with MSI are successful and of a high standard, resulting in quick deployment and excellent nurses joining our team.​I am extremely pleased with the successful relationship our teams have formed and look forward to continuing this project with their support!

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

I will be forever be grateful to MSI

​I have never had any easier time relocating than the one I had with MSI Group with Georgina being in charge of my process.Their communication was timely and their professionalism was beyond reproach and up to date they still keep in touch eager to find out how I am doing at my work place. I will be forever be grateful to MSI.

MSI International Candidate

Great experience

If you ever need to trust someone to guide and help you through the whole process of immigrating to the UK as a nurse after your CBT and IELTS, I would strongly recommend Georgina, and I say this out of experience. At a time when I was torn between what agency to go with, I stumbled upon MSI and Georgina. she gave me a choice of several NHS Trusts I could go with, and when my first choice were taking too long to come back with my COS, she arranged another interview with the trust I eventually ended up with, and I'm absolutely grateful to her, for convincing me to go with this trust, because I totally love it here.

MSI International Candidate

​Very efficient

​‘Very efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Georgina. I had the pleasure of working with her throughout the period of my migration to UK. I was happy with the fact that she always had a listening ear, she was always available anytime you needed her which is a great asset especially for those migrating because they always have a million and one question to ask. She earns my highest recommendation!!

MSI International Candidate

Efficient, reliable and extremely diligent

​I have been privileged to be acquainted with Ms Georgina Elias during my entire migration process. She was very helpful. She is very efficient, reliable and extremely diligent and has an excellent rapport with people. Because of her outstanding qualities I have no hesitation of recommending her to you.

MSI International Candidate

Great recruitment company

If you are in search of a great recruitment company and a knowledgeable person to get you through the process, I highly recommend Georgina Elias from MSI Group. I have been her client since 2018 and I had only positive experiences working with Georgina. She was and is very caring, professional, trustworthy individual, who takes her clients best interest at heart. She truly encouraged me to keep going with the lengthy process and offered me support and advice along the way. Even though my journey is still ongoing, it gives me a piece of mind to know I have Georgina by my side. She became not only the person who guided me but a friend to my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did and do every day! ​​

MSI International Candidate

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Our story

  • 2002

  • The MSI Group was founded by our Chairman,
    Nick Simpson.

  • 2004

  • MSI decides to focus purely on healthcare

  • 2010

  • MSI Pharma launched to specialise in the recruitment of pharmaceutical, life science an medical devices professionals

  • 2012

  • MSI International launched to source overseas nurses and doctors to work in the UK

  • 2013

  • The first iteration of our market leading i-Engage™ software is launched, which gives healthcare providers end-to-end control of the temporary staffing booking process

  • 2015

    • Opened our Sunderland office

    • MSI achieves fastest growth for any privately-owned medical recruitment agency

  • 2016

    • Opened our Switzerland office.

    • Relocated our head office to the Cottons
      Centre by London Bridge, more than
      doubling our m2 footprint

    • Investec’ Mid Market 100 UK Fastest
      Growing Private companies award

  • ​2017

  • Awarded Recruiter Fast 50 2nd year

  • 2018

  • Medicare launched, insourcing clinicians
    to help NHS Trusts tackle their
    outstanding wait lists and diagnostic

  • 2020

    • MSI achieves accreditation from the
      Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ for
      the third time.

    • New MSI websites launched.

    • We are now one of the UK’s largest
      healthcare recruitment specialists,
      working with a wide variety of clients

  • 2021

    • MSI moves up to two-star Best Companies accreditation

    • MSI named one of 40 Best Recruitment Companies to work for

Trusted by

NHS Workforce Alliance
Capital Nurse
Healthtrust Europe
Crown Commercial Service
NHS Wales

Awards and Accreditations

Best Companies
100 Best Mid-Sized Companies
London's Best Companies
Recruitment's Best Companies
Investing in Talent
Power List 500


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