About Coben Healthcare
Coben Healthcare have been supplying locum GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists & other Healthcare professionals into Primary Care settings such as GP surgeries, Out of Hours, Urgent Care and Walk in centres since 2011. Our specialist recruitment & client management teams have a comprehensive understanding of the primary healthcare industry and the complex, ever-changing needs of this sector. We are a preferred supplier to some of the largest primary care service providers in the UK which means that we are able to handle everything from large multisite clients dealing with vast rotas, right through to small practices that require ad-hoc last-minute medical cover.
Our board of Directors share 35 years of combined healthcare recruitment experience and we take our role within Primary Care very seriously whilst constantly ensuring that we are working in the most compliant way. We are proud to be ISO 9001 certified, partnered with MEDSU and a GMC designated body.
So why not give our team a call now on 01254 693067 and lets have an informal chat.
Meet The Coben Healthcare Team
Established in 2011, we have over 35 years of experience in Primary and Secondary healthcare.
I founded the company back in 2011 when myself and my business partner at the time felt that bigger recruitment agencies were so focused on Secondary Care, yet there was a big change happening in Primary Care with increased access to services outside of the normal core hours. We quickly found ourselves supplying into a variety of settings & within the first year, we had a team of 7 people & Coben was officially born!
Due to such quick growth, we made a decision in 2014 that we needed help taking the business to the next level & that is where Nina my trusty business partner & long-time friend came along, and the rest is history.
Mark Sephton ANP
An experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner with considerable experience in Walk-In Centres, Ambulatory Care Units, General Practice, Acute Visiting Service, General Practitioner Out of Hours and Urgent Care Centres. I have held a continuous post of Advanced Nurse Practitioner since 2014 in an acute primary care setting. I also provide locum cover cross across a variety of primary care organisations. Mark is experienced expert witness, having prepared over 30 reports for Defendants and Claimants. Mark is also experienced medical advisor for the pharmaceutical industry.
I hold a Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice & non medical prescribing qualification. My role within Coben is to advise and support in all areas of Nursing from assisting with open nights, training and helping Nurses through the RCN credentialing process.
I fell into healthcare recruitment back in 2004 when I worked for a large corporate company as a manager, then operations manager for 10 years. I then spent a year working for an accountancy firm working with the NHS implementing systems that helped with efficiencies and spend. This allowed me a real insight into NHS trusts across the country, their challenges and what they needed ensure their temporary staffing models were fit for purpose.
I was then approached by my long standing friend and now business partner Jayne to come on board Coben back in 2014 and the rest, they say is history.
Running a healthcare recruitment business is both immensely stressful yet satisfying, but we are lucky that we have a strong, passionate team.
COVID turned our business upside down as being solely primary care focused, the closing of practices up and down the country had a huge impact, but I am proud to say we adapted, reflected and I believe we are coming our stronger and wiser, ready to support Primary Care in their quest to clear the backlog and run efficient, safe services.
In my spare time I like to step away from the rat race, go on long walks with my dog (Wookie the shoodle) and go to the gym as often as possible. I also love my holidays and fine wine 😊
I have been in healthcare recruitment since May 2000 and started my career in secondary care working with consultants across major UK contracts. After 17 successful years in secondary care I had the opportunity to join Coben in 2017 and an opportunity to learn more about Primary care and to drive growth of a new area for the business.
I started as Lead Consultant for the Midlands team, progressing to Team Manager in 2018 whilst continuing to bill with team. I became Operations Manager at the turn of 2021 and am currently focused on driving business growth, refining our internal processes and looking to expand our already passionate, driven and dedicated sales team. I believe success is built on hard work, consistency, integrity and transparency that should be reflected in everything we do across the business.