Thank you for taking the time to chat with us at the recent National Health Summit in Dublin. It was a pleasure to connect with professionals who are as dedicated to advancing healthcare as we are. At Medforce, we specialise in comprehensive healthcare staffing, offering a seamless end-to-end service for permanent, contract, and temporary roles across EMEA. Our approach blends rigorous compliance and robust support, ensuring we cater to a wide range of healthcare positions, from Allied Health to Doctors.

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Our Service Offering

Temporary Recruitment

We understand the challenges of unexpected staff shortages and seasonal demands. Our temporary staffing solutions maintain the highest standards in healthcare delivery while supporting operational efficiency. Our Agency Team expertly matches qualified healthcare professionals, from Healthcare Assistants to Doctors, in short-term positions, ensuring seamless continuity in patient care.

Permanent and Contract Recruitment

For more enduring solutions, we assist in finding candidates who will become integral, long-term members of your organisation. We focus on aligning the right talent with your specific needs, whether it’s Allied Health, Doctors, Nurses, or other specialised medical roles. Our approach is tailored to each sector, ensuring a perfect fit.

International Recruitment

Our international recruitment service supports transitions across multiple specializations, combining rigorous compliance, customised training, and strong support. This facilitates a smooth integration of global talent into your healthcare system.

Compliance and Training

Our ISO-accredited compliance and training department ensures the highest standards of regulatory adherence and professional development. This provides our clients with the assurance of quality and the benefit of well-trained, fully compliant healthcare professionals.


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Moving Forward Together

Our dedication to excellence in healthcare staffing is unwavering. Whether it’s providing temporary relief, filling permanent positions, or facilitating international transitions, Medforce is committed to enhancing the quality of care and patient outcomes through exceptional staffing solutions.

Thank you once again for your interest in Medforce. We look forward to collaborating with you to meet your healthcare staffing needs and elevate the standards of care within your organisation.

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Over 200 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland since the visa requirements were waived and Simon Coveney has said we could accommodate up to 20,000.

Lincoln Healthcare stands strong with Ukraine and hopes that as many countries as possible continue to offer Ukrainians a safe place to call home until these atrocities end.

Additionally we like to offer anybody fleeing Ukraine who works in the healthcare sector €250 to help equip them with the tools they may need for work should they be placed in any of our Healthcare roles.


Whilst lifting the visa restrictions allows those fleeing to arrive here, it doesn’t solve the issue of where they will live. The Irish Refugee Council’s priority is to ensure that, on arrival, they are safe and welcome.

We have donated to their important work and would encourage you to do the same if you can. Make a donation now to make sure they are safe and welcome in Ireland. All donations for this appeal are being used exclusively to support Ukrainian refugees.

Future health services depend on people and investing in the future of health services means to invest in the health workforce of the future.

We partnered with our sister company, Lincoln Recruitment to produce The Lincoln Salary Survey 2022. This 71 page guide covers 14 different verticals including a comprehensive Healthcare section (Pages 64-67).

The survey was conducted over a four week period in the Autumn of 2021 and brings together the thoughts of over 1,400 respondents from the key focus areas for both Lincoln Healthcare and Lincoln Recruitment.

We hope you find it both useful and insightful.

Salary Survey 2022

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The Department of Health requested €18.3 billion in gross funding for 2020. Compared to Revised Estimates 2019, this was a €1.2 billion increase in spending.

Using the Indicative Appendices to the Health Vote, we can get an indication of where the additional resources were directed. Already the largest service area, Acute Hospitals received the largest increase, further increasing its share of the health budget. Mental Health received a very small share of the change in overall terms, but this is the result of a €46.5 million fall in capital budgets, which offsets current spending that is expected to rise by €51.3 million.

The HSE budget for 2021 will see an increase of €3.5bn bring the total budget to €20,623bn as the healthcare system continues to reckon with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Around half of this increase (€1.68bn) will go towards Covid-19 spending while the remaining €1.8bn will go towards non-Covid care.
The National Service Plan for 2021 will include additional spending to improve services in the areas of cancer, maternity and mental health.
The plan provides for 16,000 additional staff including 1,100 medical and dental staff, more than 3,500 nurses and midwives and 4,000 health and social care professionals.
The funding for Covid-related spending includes PPE, the vaccination programme, testing and tracing and improving access to care.
HSE Chief Paul Reid said: “The need to adapt our services urgently to the requirements imposed by the pandemic has led to some rapid changes, such as a move to increasing the volume and variety of services provided in the community.
“In 2021, we hope to use the additional funding to reinforce and support this move, which is in line with the Sláintecare reform agenda.”
€1.1bn of the additional investment for 2021 will be used to deliver permanent and enduring improvements in healthcare arising from the Sláintecare reform programme while €0.7bn will go towards covering the increased costs of providing existing levels of service.

Employment growth

Despite considerable demand for those employed in healthcare occupations as a result of COVID-19, overall employment growth for this group was below the national average for the period 2015 to 2020.
However, demand has been evident, with these occupations accounting for 30% of all new employment permits issued in 2020 (primarily related to nurses and doctors) with a further expansion of the occupations in the employment permit system encompassing therapists and healthcare professional roles.
The HSE have also announced the creation of 16,000 whole time equivalent (WTE) posts in 2021. However, despite this demand, at least 5,000 persons employed in the health sector were in receipt of income support payments (PUP and EWSS combined) in June 2021; without any occupational breakdown available it is not possible to determine who this relates to although it is likely that the majority are based outside the hospital/nursing home setting. Due to Ireland’s ageing demographics demand for health services is expected to continue to grow in future years.

The healthcare industry is facing many changes that pose new challenges to medical organisations big and small. In particular, the fast-evolving government regulations, Covid-19 Pandemic recovery, technological innovations, and patient expectations.


Sláintecare is the ten-year programme to transform our health and social care services. It is the roadmap for building a world-class health and social care service for the Irish people.
Sláintecare sets out this new vision for the delivery of Introduction from the National Service Plan 2020 healthcare in Ireland.
Sláintecare will feature prominently in our forthcoming corporate plan, in all our future planning exercises and also in our operational decision-making. For the coming year, it has been agreed that that Sláintecare will focus on two key priorities:

  1. Capacity and Access – They will work to improve access to services, to reduce waiting lists and hospital overcrowding (this will be a three-year plan); and
  2. Regional Health Areas – working with the Department of Health (DoH), they will start to design and implement the new organisational structures at national, regional and local levels.
    Sláintecare has also informed many of the priorities in this year’s NSP.
    In 2020 they committed to do the following:
    • Continue with the disability sector reform programme
    • Extend Activity Based Funding (ABF), including within the community setting
    • Develop and implement a governance and oversight model between the HSE and the DoH
    • Continue with our efficiency programme, with a targeted 1% (circa €170 million (m)) improvement
    • Push forward on the use of generic drugs and biosimilars
    • Progress electronic health record project for Children’s Health Ireland
    • Implement and adhere to the Pay and Numbers Strategy 2020
    • Maintain focus on our preparations for Brexit
    • Maximise value with the entirety of the resources provided by the Minister