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Welcome to Primary Care Recruitment

Join the largest Nursing & Care Recruitment Agency in the North East.

Our Newcastle based team has a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry and the complex, ever changing needs of clients and staff. We’re friendly and approachable and our clients often comment on how we’re reliable, efficient and helpful.

Our outstanding compliance is a pathway to your excellent patient care.

At Primary Care Recruitment we recently achieved a remarkable milestone by being awarded the prestigious Neuven Platinum Award for our outstanding compliance practices.

We are also members of Skills for Care who are the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in England. They work with us, The Government and partners to ensure social care has the right people, skills and support required to deliver the highest quality care and support.

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Our sectors

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Frequently asked questions

What training do you offer?

We can provide 3 Training courses so that you are able to work within the sectors that we provide to. These are Mandatory, ILS and PMVA. Mandatory Training is a compulsory training that is determined essential for the safe and efficient delivery of our services. This type of training is designed to reduce risks and comply with local or national policies and government guidelines. This covers areas such as but not limited to food hygiene, infection control, safeguarding, dementia care, Moving and handling and many more.

How long are the shifts?

Shift times and lengths vary depending on your place of work and the sector that you are working in. This will depend on what our client requires however typical shifts range from early, late, twilight and night shifts.

What is a DBS and is this required?

We request a DBS check as part of our recruitment process. These checks are processed by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and are conducted in alignment with our client policies before allowing an individual to work within the healthcare sectors.

Where is the training held?

Our training is held at our central office in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

How many training days do I need to attend?

The amount of training days that a staff member needs to undertake depends on their level of experience and previous training completed.

How often do I need to send my timesheets?

In order for our payroll team to be able to process payroll correctly, we need staff to send in their timesheets immediately after every shift that they complete.

How often will I be paid?

You will be paid weekly.

Will I receive a payslip?

Yes, each week you will receive an online payslip.

Personal Care

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Depending on experience
Mandatory training to work in care

1 day course covering:

An introduction to working in Care

Codes of Practice, Dignity and Respect, The Holistic Approach.

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Washing and Dressing
  • CVA patients
  • Patients in Pain
  • Contracted Patients
  • Catheter Care and Potential Complications
  • Continence
  • Foot Care
  • Denture Care and Oral Hygiene
  • Fluid Balance
  • Positional Changes
  • Pressure Damage
  • Pressure Damage Prevention
  • Documentation
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
  • Behaviour
  • Confidentiality
  • Uniform


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1 day course covering:

  • Food Hygiene
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children including abuse awareness
  • Infection Control
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Information Governance (Caldicott Standards and Data Protection)
  • Lone Worker
  • Complaints Handling


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1 day course covering:

  • Moving and Handling Theory and Practical
  • Introduction to Administration of Medication
  • Health and Safety - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH)
  • Reporting of Injuries
  • Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations (Riddor)
  • Fire Safety
  • Accident and Risk Incident Reporting
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Confidentiality

Violence and Aggression & PMVA

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Mandatory training to work in General hospitals

Half day course covering:

  • Violence and Aggression
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mental Health Workshop
  • Mental Health Act
  • Eyesight Observation
  • Arms Length Observation
  • Intermittent Observation
  • General Observations
  • General Risk Assessment
  • Incident Reporting
  • Use of Alarms
  • Warning signs that may escalate in to Violent Situations
  • An Overview of Trust Policies and Procedures.

Essence of Care

1 day course covering:


  • General Social Care Council - Codes of Practice
  • Dignity & Respect
  • The Holistic Approach
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Washing & Dressing
  • CVA patients
  • Patients in Pain
  • Contracted Patients
  • Catheter Care & Potential Complications
  • Continence
  • Denture Care & Oral
  • Fluid Balance
  • Positional Changes
  • Pressure Damage
  • Pressure Damage Prevention
  • Behaviour / Professionalism
  • Routine & Structure
  • Documentation
  • Ethical & Legal Responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Foot Care
  • Dysphagia
  • Uniform Care


1 day course covering


  • Food Hygiene
  • Nutrition & Safety
  • Dementia Care
  • Safe Guarding Adults And Children (Level 1&2)
  • Information Governance (Caldicott And Data Protection)
  • Lone Working
  • Complaints Handling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Infection Prevention & Control (Clostridium, Difficile, MRSA, ESBL, Pseudomonas)
  • Basic First Aid
  • Moving And Handling Of People & Inanimate Objects (Theory & Practical)
  • Basic Administration Of Medication
  • Health And Safety
  • Counter Fraud
  • Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (COSHH)
  • Fire Safety
  • Accident And Risk Incident Reporting
  • Equality And Diversity & Prevention Of Radicalisation
  • Confidentiality
  • Violence And Aggression
  • Dysphagia

Prevention Management of Violence & Aggression (PMVA) GSA Approved

5 day course covering:


  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Assault Cycle
  • Ligatures
  • Professionalism
  • Wrist Grabs
  • Clothing Grabs
  • Communication & Correct Vocabulary
  • De-Escalation (Verbal & Non Verbal)
  • Types of Aggression
  • Hair Pulls
  • Strangles
  • Ground Assaults & Rape Scenarios
  • Key Grabs
  • Bear Hugs
  • Bites
  • Punches & Kicks (Duck & Cover)
  • Friendly Come Along's
  • Figure of Four
  • Forearm Hold
  • Fist Hold
  • Thumb in Palm
  • Finger & Thumb
  • 2 Patients Fighting
  • Entanglement
  • Documentation Competency
  • Wraps & Approaches
  • Seated Restrains & De-Escalation
  • Seclusion Exits
  • Supine Restraint (Upper Lower & Beanbag)
  • Prone Restraint (Upper & Lower)
  • Role of the Head Person (Supine & Prone)
  • Risks to Restraint
  • Sections of the Mental Health Act
  • Use of Force & The Law
  • NICE Guidelines
  • De-Breifing & Closing the Loop
  • Sections of the Mental Health Act
  • Observations

Immediate Life Support (ILS)

1 day course covering:


  • Airway Management & Ventilation
  • ALS Algorithm
  • Causes & Prevention of Cardiac Arrest
  • Choking (Adult & Paediatric)
  • Initial Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • NEWS Scoring
  • Observations
  • Recognition of the Deteriorating Patient
  • SBAR
  • The ABCDE Approach
  • The Chain of Survival
  • Post Resuscitation Care