A new Clinical and Healthcare Staffing framework offered by the NHS Workforce Alliance has launched. The framework is an expansion of the Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) National Clinical Staffing and Crown Commercial Service Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel frameworks which are due to expire in February 2021. It is aimed at offering trusts further support in the recruitment of healthcare staffing services.
The NHS Workforce Alliance is made up of Crown Commercial Service and NHS Procurement in Partnership including NHS LPP, working together to deliver health workforce services.
Through the framework, trusts will now have the ability to procure medical and healthcare staff from one single framework, limiting confusion in the market and creating a streamlined process.
Andrew Mumby, Workforce Director for the NHS London Procurement Partnership, which led on the framework launch on behalf of the Workforce Alliance, said
“This succinct framework offering is endorsed by NHS England and NHS Improvement. All medical and healthcare services are in one place, meaning we can offer one set of rate cards and terms and conditions, along with ensuring trusts that workers are provided having completed the appropriate checks.”
Categories available through the framework include: emergency services, social healthcare and community, medical and dental, allied health professions and health science workers.
A series of webinars for trust and suppliers on the Clinical and Healthcare Staffing framework is being planned, and further details will be announced before the end of 2020.
The full framework offering, along with the lots and awarded suppliers is available on the NHS London Procurement Partnership website.
For questions or for more information about the NHS Workforce Alliance Clinical and Healthcare Staffing framework, please contact your relevant regional procurement hub or your contact at Crown Commercial Service.
Crown Commercial Service
NHS Commercial Solutions (NHSCS)
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub (EOECPH)
NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP)
NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)