Crown Commercial Service and NHS Procurement in Partnership are working together to deliver health workforce services under the banner of the NHS Workforce Alliance.
We want to avoid unnecessary duplication and ensure we can influence the procurement landscape to benefit the NHS. We want our customers to have easy and quick access to solutions that help them build a sustainable workforce. Our long-term plan is to deliver a whole portfolio of health workforce services. Among the commercial agreements already available are the International Recruitment framework which supports not just the NHS, but the wider public sector. It addresses the NHS need to increase international recruitment to fill existing permanent vacancies and dedicated staff and aligns with recommendations set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan.
The NHS Workforce Alliance provides the NHS with compliant and straightforward routes to market, as well as expert category advice and support, to enable you to create and maintain a sustainable workforce. Our routes to market enable our NHS customers to:
- Recruit permanent staff domestically and internationally
- Roster current staff efficiently using e-rostering and e-job planning solutions
- Run retention programmes
- Outsource Managed Bank
- Obtain workforce consultancy and advice
- Use NHS approved frameworks to source agency staff.
Every organisation within the NHS Workforce Alliance has delivered award-winning, accredited, cost saving, compliant agreements. With our established reputation and expertise across the portfolio we can influence the market, streamline the offer and ensure customers and suppliers have confidence in the service we deliver.
to address the workforce needs of the NHS
The NHS Workforce Alliance board:
“We are delighted to be working together in support of our joint ambition for a sustainable NHS workforce model. The collection of expertise, resources and geographical reach across the alliance brings a willingness to listen and to work in partnership to benefit our customers across the NHS and public sector.”