Providing placement of Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and Pharmacists in Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and Globally

We provide our candidates with career development opportunities in their chosen healthcare profession. Our clients trust us to find the perfect candidates for their open job positions.

Our areas of expertise

Woodston Personnel share a diverse fortitude of clients throughout various sectors of healthcare. We pride ourselves with the high level of experience and knowledge our team possesses within the following areas:


Whatever your grade or specialisation we have opportunities for you. We work to enhance the career opportunities of Junior Doctors, Registrars, Senior Registrars, Consultants and Family Physicians. As well as permanent placements, we also have short-term and long-term locum roles.


Whatever your level of experience in dentistry, or your post-graduate qualifications, we have opportunities for you. Currently we are recruiting on behalf of clients across the UK, Ireland. As well as permanent placements, we also have short-term and long-term locum roles.


We specialise in the placement of Pharmacists into retail pharmacy roles. We have exciting opportunities at present which will help to enhance your career progression and job satisfaction. As well as permanent placements, we also have short-term and long-term locum roles.


In the current recruitment market it is important to go where you are most appreciated. We help you achieve your career development goals and we have opportunities for all nursing grades up to and including Nursing Director roles.

Meet our board of directors

Woodston Personnel is guided by an experienced and accomplished board of directors from diverse professional backgrounds. Their expertise spans medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry at both the clinical and academic levels.

Dr Brendan Woods

Global Managing Partner

Dr. Brendan Woods is the Global Managing Partner of the company and one of its founding partners in 2003. He is responsible for the overall direction of the company and is currently leading the company’s rapid expansion into the GCC. Dr. Woods qualified in Medicine in 1991 from University College Dublin. A trained Family Physician, he has been involved in undergraduate medical training at RCSI and TCD as well as postgraduate training of Medical Registrars for the ICGP.

Dr Lisa Staunton


Dr. Lisa Staunton is one of the Managing Partners of Woodston Personnel Ltd. She has been involved in healthcare recruitment for the past 20 years. Dr. Staunton graduated from Trinity College Dublin Medical School in 1992 and qualified as a Family Physician in 1996. She has been involved in the education and training of medical students and Family Physicians in training over the past 20 years.

Dr Gráinne O’Leary

Director of Pharmacy Strategy

Dr. Gráinne O’Leary is a Director and Pharmacy Owner with over 30 years of experience in retail and hospital pharmacy as well as international commercial experience in multinational drug companies. She is a member of the IPU contracts team and a regular media commentator on the pharmacy industry. Dr. O’Leary participates in training pre-registered pharmacists and trainee medical students.

Prof. Peter Cowan

Director of Dental Strategy

Professor Cowan is a Specialist Oral Surgeon in private practice in Dublin focused on minor Oral Surgery and Fixed Restorative Dentistry. He has held leadership roles as Dean, Director of Dental Affairs, and CEO at RCSI’s Faculty of Dentistry from 2001-2018. Professor Cowan has published nationally and internationally on Oral and Implant Surgery. In January 2022, he was appointed Visiting Professor at NYU College of Dentistry. He lectures in Oral Surgery and Head and Neck Anatomy.

Dr Abdullah Alotaibi

Director of Commercial Strategy
Middle East

Dr Abdullah Alotaibi is experienced in Family Medicine with a strong track record of comprehensive patient care in diverse healthcare centres in Saudi Arabia. He is certified in Healthcare Management from Yale School of Management and a Fellow with The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Candidate at Hult International Business School, London, UK, he is passionate about Telemedicine, Digital Healthcare, Medical Education, Recruitment, and Business.

Are you a Healthcare organisation with open job positions?


We help clients in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East and Globally find suitable healthcare professionals for their open job positions.

We consult extensively with our practice clients and provide solutions for you, including adhoc locums, short-term locums or longer term solutions for practice rota planning. 


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Submit the form below to register as a Healthcare Professional with us today. Once we have reviewed your information, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss matching your career objectives with suitable posts.

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Dr Ana Maria Fernandez
Spanish GP
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Dr Daniel Kurthy
Hungarian GP
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