Candidate Testimonials

“I have always found the Agency very friendly and extremely professional”

I have been with Coben since 2014 as an ANP, and I have always found the Agency very friendly and extremely professional. Since last year Vicky has been the representative I have mainly dealt with. On every occasion I have found her cheerful, professional and friendly. It feels that Vicky goes out of her way to find the right shifts for me and I find that I can be open and honest with her – something you can’t always do with agencies. Vicky comes through on any assurances she makes. I look forwards to working with Vicky in the future.  

Cheryl Advanced Nurse Practitioner Senior Recruitment Consultant - Vicky Campbell May 2, 2018

“He confirms shifts quickly so you know where you are”

I have been working for Coben for a few years now & find Kevin a very friendly & professional  Consultant. He replies quickly to emails & confirms shifts quickly so you know where you are. He also offers other avenues of work for me to peruse without being pushy,  Overall I have been impressed working with Kevin for my Locum needs & long may it continue.  

Kevin Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Kevin Green May 2, 2018

“Vicky took the time to discuss my needs and preferences”

Working with Vicky has been a pleasure, Vicky took the time to discuss my needs and preferences when she joined Coben.  This has made are working relationship enjoyable. Vicky has excellent communication skills works hard to meet all my needs and requirements, ensuring that the clients needs are also met.   

Sharon Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Kevin Green May 2, 2018

“You are really helpful & been fantastic at finding work”

I just wanted to see you are really a great chap to talk to first of all. You are really helpful & been fantastic at finding work. I enjoy working with yourself.  

Dr Hussain General Practitioner Recruitment Consultant - Paul Magee May 2, 2018

“Sandra has always been polite, courteous and good humoured”

I use Coben to fill gaps in my working schedule and Sandra quickly got to know the type of practice in which I prefer to work and the area that I am happy to travel to. She never wastes my time ringing me about sessions outside of my usual preferences but is quick to contact me about sessions that fit my criteria. Sandra has always been polite, courteous and good humoured.   

Tony General Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sandra Knowles May 2, 2018

“She has listened regarding my personal circumstances”

I have been with Coben about 9 months now and overall found the agency very professional and easy to deal with. I have dealt with Vicky all the time for the 9 months ,always finding her helpful , considerate and efficient. She has excellent communication skills and always in touch to keep the client up dated .Also taking on board feedback regarding any work carried out. When contacted I have found her most approachable ,always treating me with respect and taking on board all I have to say. She has listened regarding my personal circumstances which make it very difficult for me to work and tried to accommodate me where possible.I miss the continuity when she is not working. 

Susan Advanced Nurse Practitioner Senior Recruitment Consultant - Vicky Campbell May 2, 2018

“Vicky is reliable, polite, friendly and very approachable”

I have had the pleasure of Vicky Campbell being my consultant for the past 1 year.  Since I have been working with Vicky, I have had regular work.  Vicky is reliable, polite, friendly and very approachable.   When I start new assigments, Vicky will ring me to see how I am doing.  Vicky is consistent. She ring’s me regular to keep me informed about work. Vicky is quick to sort out any problem’s I have.  She has illustrated to me that she is very hardworking and committed to her posts.   I love having Vicky as my consultant and have never worked with a consultant like Vicky before. Before Vicky came.  

Chioma Practice Nurse Senior Recruitment Consultant - Vicky Campbell May 2, 2018

“She is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients”

I have worked with Sandra at Coben for over three years. I have always found her to be extremely helpful and reliable. She is always professional and supportive and it continues to be a pleasure working with her. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and shows on-going loyalty to them. Sandra is a significant factor in my staying  with Coben.  

Dr Butler General Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sandra Knowles May 2, 2018

“I seriously doubt I could ever get this level of service from another locum agency”

I have worked hand in hand with Coben for almost 7 years. I have found the service they provide second to none. Sharman sources all of my work. She is highly efficient, friendly and always available if I need to change a shift. Since starting to work with Sharman and Coben I have never been short of high quality work.  I seriously doubt I could ever get this level of service from another locum agency. Thank you to Sharman and Coben for all your hard work on my behalf.  

Conor General Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sharman Laycock May 2, 2018

“Kevin is extremely accessible, understanding and approachable”

Kevin is extremely accessible, understanding and approachable, he has always been very helpful and keen to provide shifts according to my availability and circumstances. Kevin returns all your telephone calls or emails, he is responsive and extremely professional. It has been a pleasure and honour to be working with Kevin and requesting shifts via Coben. As a result, I wish Kevin all the success and wisdom required to deliver a continued high standard of services on behalf of Coben

Parminder Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Kevin Green May 2, 2018

“I would not hesitate to recommend Sandra and her team at Coben”

I have worked for Coben as an ANP locum. Sandra organises all my shifts in a record speed she is very responsive to calls, emails and is a pleasure to work with. Sandra and her team, deal with all operational and administrative matters for you in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Sandra and her team at Coben.

Andrea Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sandra Knowles May 2, 2018

“I have nothing but high praise for her professionalism”

It has been a lovely experience working with Coben over the past one year; and things got even better when I started working with Sandra towards the end of 2016. She makes job placements a pleasure. Not only does she accommodate the flexibility the locum role demands, she strives hard and achieves for me my desired job locations and rates. She is also very supportive on those few occasions when things don’t go to plan, as sometimes happens in this business. I have nothing but high praise for her professionalism, dedication to her duties, and her ability to tread that fine line between matching the demands of her corporate clients with those of her locums, leaving all parties beaming.

Dr Idoko General Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sandra Knowles May 2, 2018

“Sandra is always prompt in her communication and she genuinely cares”

I have worked through Coben for over 6 years now. I have always found the staff to be both approachable and professional. More recently I have worked with Sandra Knowles. It really does make life easier having that one person as your point of contact. It adds a personal touch. Sandra is always prompt in her communication and she genuinely cares. Thank you Sandra and thank you Coben.

Dr Patel General Practitioner Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sandra Knowles May 2, 2018

“Booking jobs, payments and working hours are a breeze to sort”

It’s been an easy relationship to work with Chrissie, it’s been nice to talk to her and action needed on any matter has been positive; swift and supportive. As someone who is busy to the point of ridiculous it’s nice to speak to a person not just click an email response. Booking payments and working hours are a breeze to sort.

Kay Advanced Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Consultant - Christina Rehman May 2, 2018

“Sandra is always ahead of the game”

I have worked with Sandra Knowles for over 2 years and find the support she provides me an invaluable asset. Sandra is always ahead of the game in sourcing and introducing consistent client work to me, I find her work ethic to be diligent and dependable. Due to the length of time we have worked together Sandra has a tuned understanding of my working preferences and this has helped me find work locations that best suit my needs. I find her approachable and responsive to queries and a great advocate when the need to communicate problems back to the client arises.

David Advanced Nurse Practitioner Sandra Knowles - Lead Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“The team’s friendly and approachable demeanour make it a pleasure to look for work”

I’ve worked through Coben for about a year now and Sandra is the Lead Consultant that provides me with work locally. Sandra communicates very well and is efficient when replying to queries or when searching for potential jobs. The team’s friendly and approachable demeanour make it a pleasure to look for work!

Russell General Practitioner Sandra Knowles - Lead Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“She is easily approachable and always available”

I have now worked with Sandra for a few months and I can say with confidence that she is a friendly and competent individual who conducts herself professionally in every aspect of her work. She has helped me immensely throughout my transition from a training doctor to a locum doctor. She was also very supportive when I informed her about my apprehensions around doing my first OOH’s shifts and made sure I was introduced to the service with the right support. She is easily approachable and always available if I have any queries and is one of the reasons I feel comfortable in dealing with Coben for locum work

Dr Ali General Practitioner Sandra Knowles - Lead Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“I enjoy working with this agency”

Mr Kevin Green is fantastic officer, a very supportive person. I enjoyed working with his agency. He listens to whatever concerns you have, & takes appropriate action to rectify it. He answers your calls.

Elizabeth Advanced Nurse Practitioner Kevin Green - Lead Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“An asset to Coben without a shadow of a doubt”

Kevin is diligent and always goes that extra mile. This includes answering emails at 10 O’clock in the evening. An asset to Coben without a shadow of a doubt.

Suzanne Advanced Nurse Practitioner Kevin Green - Lead Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“Kevin has always been helpful and an excellent consultant”

Kevin has always been helpful and an excellent consultant – finding both last minute shifts for me and sourcing ongoing locum work to fit around my full time work schedule. He is always friendly and efficient – and one of the main reasons I book all my locum shifts through Coben now.

Patsy Advanced Nurse Practitioner Kevin Green - Lead Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“Overall I would recommend all health professionals to join Coben”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Coben for approximately 5 months & it has been a great relationship, the main reason has been due to Matthew West who is the best consultant I have worked with since I started working as a full time locum. He is always on the end of a phone whenever I have any issues or just want a general chat, he is always honest & upfront which does not happen in this area quite often. Overall I would recommend all health professionals to join Coben based on my relationship with them & this is all due to the great relationship I have with Matthew West, who is a great asset

Omar Operating Department Practitioner Matt West - Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“I have been largely working every day this year and this is mainly through Paul’s hard work”

I have been working with Paul Magee(largely) and Coben since early 2018. Paul is very polite, courteous and friendly and has managed to secure me some really nice GP locum work. He has actively looked for work for me and regularly keeps in touch with me around my availability and how working at any particular location is going. When I encountered problems at a site he rapidly advised me what to do and liaised directly with the client. I have been largely working every day this year and this is mainly through Paul’s hard work and he has also managed to secure me some long-term work which is really nice as a locum, all at reasonable rates of pay. He is very prompt, always replies to communications effectively and is able to deal with all situations regarding GP placement as a locum. I hope to continue working with him long-term and have no reservations around his work ethic – he delivers. My contact with other members of staff at Coben has also been very good – all have been polite and friendly and efficient in dealing with any issues, I am very happy with their service and processes.

Neil General Practitioner Paul Magee - Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“I am solely with Vicky at Coben and no other agency”

I have been full time Locum nurse practitioner for the past four weeks. When I decided to take the plunge and go full time Locum I decided to go through agency for the work. Well first contact I had was with this very polite and non pushy lady. I have not looked back. Vicky has always been there for me and done what she said she would do and would contact me either phone or email when jobs came up but not overly as others can do (and are still doing). She just seemed to understand what I wanted and worked with it . I am solely with Vicky at Coben and no other agency. Long may it continue. Very pleased with our working relationship so far ….

Sue Nurse Practitioner Vicky Campbell - Senior Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

“I have found Vicky to be professional kind and considerate”

I have found Vicky to be professional kind and considerate. Vicky has took into account my newness to locum work and has provided reassurance and vacancies that work to my specific skills list. Vicky is polite and chatty and always willing to help and works with the availability I have. She understands that I wanted locum work to fit in with my family and lifestyle. I feel well looked after and feel reassured that any issues Vicky has dealt with and would deal with promptly. I have enjoyed working under her recommendations.

Sian Advanced Nurse Practitioner Vicky Campbell - Senior Recruitment Consultant May 1, 2018

I want to personally thank you for looking after me this past year

I have worked with you for around a year now. You have always been kind, Professional, organised and sensitive. You always have time, courtesy and understanding, and always give that little bit more. You give everything a special touch that only you have. It’s always a pleasure to talk to you. And I want to personally thank you for looking after me this past year, and providing for my ever changing needs in a sensitive, efficient and professional way.

Peter Advanced Nurse Practitioner Senior Recruitment Consultant - Vicky Campbell April 27, 2018

“Coben really has to be one of the best”

Having worked for a few locum agencies over the years, Coben really has to be one of the best. The staff are courteous, professional and friendly. Sandra has the knack of understanding my preferences of work place/ times really well and is always quick to respond to any queries. I would happily recommend Sandra and the team at Coben to any of my colleagues.  

Dr Patel Locum GP Lead Recruitment Consultant - Sandra Knowles April 27, 2018

“I would suggest every locum Dr be looked after by you”

While paying respect to the team, and company I believe special attention should be given  to your approach, attitude, manners and ability  to orchestrate adaptation to change while retaining  sincerity. I have felt very comfortable communicating with you  and you have been trained by the best and have made the transition  to agency locum work much simpler than I initially believed. I would suggest every locum Dr be looked after by you!

Dr Todd Locum GP Recruitment Consultant - Paul Magee April 27, 2018

“I’m paid correctly and quickly. It’s excellent service”

I’ve been self employed for nearly 10 years now and used 6 agencies in that time. To date Coben  have been absolutely brilliant with Kevin matching my skills to  right jobs at the right time. I’m paid correctly and quickly. It’s excellent service. Caring staff. You’re not just a number, like some agencies treat you.

Angela Advanced Nurse Practitioner April 25, 2018

“Kevin is diligent and always goes that extra mile”

Kevin is diligent and always goes that extra mile. This includes answering emails at 10 O’clock in the evening. An asset to Coben without a shadow of a doubt.

Suzanne Advanced Nurse Practitioner April 25, 2018

“Matt from Coben is an asset to this company”

Matt from Coben is an asset to this company and he has the great expertise when it comes to fulfilling roles in many positions in the medical field.

Rafi Mohammed GP November 3, 2017

“She has helped me immensely throughout my transition from a training doctor to a locum doctor”

I have now worked with Sandra for a few months and I can say with confidence that she is a friendly and competent individual who conducts herself professionally in every aspect of her work. She has helped me immensely throughout my transition from a training doctor to a locum doctor. She was also very supportive when I informed her about my apprehensions around doing my first OOH’s shifts and made sure I was introduced to the service with the right support. She is easily approachable and always available if i have any queries and is one of the reasons I feel comfortable in dealing with Coben for locum work.

Dr Haroon Ali MbChb MRCGP November 1, 2017

“Very supportive during the registration period helping to make it as easy as possible”

I have worked with Sandra at Coben for about 3 years now. She was very supportive during the registration period helping to make it as easy as possible. Sandra goes out of her way to liaise with clients as quickly as possible and is very quick to reply to any communication and resolve any issues encountered. She doesn’t bombard me with lots of irrelevant information or requests to work in unsuitable places and ensures invoicing and payments are made efficiently. I would rate her as the best consultant that I have worked with and would have no hesitation to recommend working with both Coben and Sandra.

Rachel Macrow November 1, 2017

“She has made life as a locum GP very easy”

Sandra is very organised. She regularly provides information on appropriate work for me and confirms work very quickly if I am available. She has made life as a locum GP very easy.

Safwaan Hafez Locum GP October 31, 2017

“All shifts are booked and confirmed accurately Sandra is very supportive in her roll and makes working for Coben a pleasure”

I have been working with Coben for a few years now and plan to continue for many more years. Sandra Knowles manages all my current shifts in a very proficient and professional manner. All shifts are booked and confirmed accurately Sandra is very supportive in her roll and makes working for Coben medical a pleasure. Thank you for your ongoing to support to me.

Nicola Webster ANP October 27, 2017

Vicky has ensured that I have been kept updated regarding shift availability and made me feel valued professionally.

I am writing to express my gratitude and pay a compliment to the service that I have received thus far from Coben Medical and in particular, Vicky Campbell. Vicky has worked tirelessly to ensure that my relationship with Coben has been fruitful. She has ensured that I have been kept updated regarding shift availability and made me feel valued professionally. She has dealt with enquiries swiftly and nothing has been too much trouble. I look forward to a long working relationship with Coben and Vicky and see her as a credit to your company.

J. McIntyre BSc, INP, RGN RGN Coben Healthcare October 16, 2017

I would rate her as the best consultant that I have worked with and would have no hesitation to recommend working with both Coben and Sandra.

I have worked with Sandra at Coben for about 3 years now.
She was very supportive during the registration period helping to make it as easy as possible.
Sandra goes out of her way to liaise with clients as quickly as possible and is very quick to reply to any communication and resolve any issues encountered.
She doesn’t bombard me with lots of irrelevant information or requests to work in unsuitable places and ensures invoicing and payments are made efficiently.
I would rate her as the best consultant that I have worked with and would have no hesitation to recommend working with both Coben medical and Sandra. Continue Reading

Rachel Macrow October 16, 2017

I feel very confidant when Sandra is around as I can rely on her and this is really important aspect while working as a busy GP.

I am working as a sessional GP with Coben medical since 2013. I have been working with Sandra Knowles past few years and I have found her very helpful and always available for any query. I can ring her anytime and she replies to email messages almost immediately.

I am working solely with Coben and Sandra is the main contact, as she has always getting me enough work which can be more then my capacity so I have never needed to look anywhere else for extra Gp work.
Sandra is very proactive and very quick with regards to various duties and task which is very helpful in a competitive GP workforce environment.

I feel very confidant when Sandra is around as I can rely on her and this is really important aspect while working as a busy GP. Continue Reading

Syed Mubashir Hussain October 16, 2017

She is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and shows ongoing loyalty to them.

I have worked with Sandra at Coben for over three years. I have always found her to be extremely helpful and reliable. She is always professional and supportive and it continues to be a pleasure working with her. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and shows ongoing loyalty to them.

Sandra is a significant factor in my staying with Coben. Continue Reading

Jamie Butler Coben Healthcare October 16, 2017

Sandra quickly got to know the type of practice in which I prefer to work and the area that I am happy to travel to.

I use Coben to fill gaps in my working schedule and Sandra quickly got to know the type of practice in which I prefer to work and the area that I am happy to travel to. She never wastes my time ringing me about sessions outside of my usual preferences but is quick to contact me about sessions that fit my criteria. Sandra has always been polite, courteous and good humoured. Continue Reading

Tony Tabner Coben Healthcare October 16, 2017

Sandra organises all my shifts in a record speed she is very responsive to calls, emails and is a pleasure to work with.

I have worked for Coben Medical as an ANP locum. Sandra organises all my shifts in a record speed she is very responsive to calls, emails and is a pleasure to work with. Sandra and her team, deal with all operational and administrative matters for you in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Sandra and her team at Coben​. Continue Reading

Andrea Parkin Advanced Nurse Practitioner MSc Coben Healthcare October 16, 2017

Thank you so much for giving me the chance to work for Coben and for being such an amazing consultant

Once again Joanne thank you so much for giving me the chance to work for Coben and for being such an amazing consultant you have been so amazing can’t tell you how many consultants just use you to fill a shift but when you need help they just ignore your emails. I would never go anywhere else now, you truly are a credit to your company. I would like you to pass this email on to your CEO, credit where credit is due!

Marianna Mancini Coben Healthcare October 15, 2017

In my opinion Coben is one of the best Locum agencies in the country

In my opinion Coben is one of the best Locum agencies in the country – the team are all fantastic and hard working – they provide an excellent, quick and efficient service. They are very understanding of a doctors concerns and always go the extra mile !

Dr Anwar GP Coben Healthcare October 14, 2017