The Nursing and Care Agency Business Opportunity 

The NURSING AND CARE AGENCY BUSINESS is an essential service that is needed even in a recession. There is an on-going need for Residential homes, Nursing homes, Hospitals, and other Health Organisations to fill their various posts for nursing and care staff on permanent and temporary basis. and these Organisations will turn to a Nursing and Care Agency to fill these positions if need be. The UK rapidly ageing population, the continued shortage of Nursing professionals in the UK as well as other parts of the world makes the Nursing Agency Business a lucrative and recession proof business to get into. With the new Social Care Act, you no longer need to have a Nursing Agency License to place permanent And Temporary nurses in Nursing and Residential Homes, Hospitals etc. In England. But, if you intend operating a Domiciliary Care Agency, (that is, placing Nurses / Carers with clients in their homes), then you will need to have a license.  

Your Nursing & Care Agency business will be supplying the following health care staff to Health Care Organisations.

  • Registered General Nurses (RGN),
  • Specialist nurses
  • Nurse professionals
  • Health Care Assistants.
  • Care Assistants.
  • Other Health Care Staff.

Earning Potential

The whole point of any business is to make money and in the Nursing & Care Agency Business you make money through a number of ways and the temporary and the permanent section of the Agency is one of them. For illustration purpose, we will use the temporary and permanent section of the Nursing Agency to show you the earning potential of this business. In the permanent section of your Agency, your Clients pay you a percentage of the annual salary of each staff you place with them. 

Permanent Section

Staff Grade
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8  
Annual Salary
  • £21,909
  • £26,302
  • £31,383
  • £40,028
% Fee
  • 15%
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 20%
Nurses Placed
  • 10
  • 6
  • 15
  • £32,864
  • £23,672
  • £37,660
  • £120,084
  • £214, 280

  Temporary Section

By Temporary Section, we mean the filling of your client's vacant shifts with your temporary staff on your database as the need arises. For example, daily, weekly or on contract basis due to staff sickness, holiday, maternity leave etc. The Temporary section of your Nursing & care Agency will provide you a regular monthly income and while at the same time you continue adding new clients daily, weekly or monthly.

Nurses  working hrs
  • 240 hrs / day
    960 hrs / week 
    4160 hrs / month
    9,920 hrs / year
Hourly gross profit
  • £10
Agency profit
  • £2,400 / day
    £9,600 / week
    £41,600 / month
    £490,000 / year

 Grand Total;

Temporary Section:    £214, 280
Permanent Section:    £490, 000  
Grand Total:                £704,280 

So you can see that just running a small Nursing and  Care Agency Business could be very profitable to you