Meet Stephen Devenny - Our Nurse Manager

Meet Stephen Devenny

Stephen has joined us as a Nurse Manager of our growing Theatre & Nursing Divisions. We had a chat with him to find out a bit more about his experience and what he's most looking forward to working with our Nurses and ODPs. 

"I started my nursing training in May 1981 in Scotland. I remember thinking this could be a career I could use to travel the world a bit, something I’d always wanted to do.

Once I had been qualified the requisite number of years as a Nurse in the NHS, I joined an international nursing agency and headed off to Sydney, Australia. I spent a few years in that part of the world and had some fantastic experiences! I made some wonderful friends along the way, most of whom became like family and are still in contact today.

I've recently joined Head Medical as a Nurse Manager to assist Nurses and ODPs to register for locum shifts across Scotland's NHS & Private Hospitals. Everyone at Head Medical has been very welcoming and supportive. It has been a challenge to learn the job remotely, but there is always someone a video chat away who can help. It’s definitely a big change from moving about on the ward, I’d say sitting still has been the hardest part so far!

I’ve been enjoying renewing acquaintances/names from my past as a lot of them are on the books. I’m looking forward to networking and bringing new members of staff into the fold and assisting them with their compliance to get started.

I think most people see agency nursing as a way of making some extra money, and that is definitely true! However, it’s also a great way to expand your experience, network and broaden your horizons. Why not get in touch? You never know where it might lead…"

Our team are dedicated to helping you become compliant and ready for your first locum shift. Our Nurse Managers will help keep you up to date with your training and skills.

If you’re a Theatre Practitioner / ODP give us a call on 0131 240 5288 or to find out how we can help you.

If you’re an Acute Nurse looking to find out more about our current opportunities, contact Victoria Beattie on 0131 240 5275 or email

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