Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank

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Framework ID: RM6158
Date range:
15/07/2019 – 02/07/2023
Contract type:
Framework

The Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank framework agreement supports wider NHS aspirations towards more sustainable models of staffing provision, with a wide number of suppliers bringing expertise in innovative technology.

As a team of health workforce experts, we are motivated by a genuine desire to make the NHS better. You can trust us to act in the best interests of the NHS – always putting patient care first.

That’s why we take the time to personalise our service, offer bespoke workforce solutions and use our influence to shape policy on your behalf. It’s why we insist on the highest quality and compliance in every contract, and why we always demand the best value for the public purse.

Flexible Resource Pools, or Staff Banks, are pools or groups of workers managed flexibly and proactively to make the most efficient use of an organisation’s workforce.

The NHS Workforce Alliance’s Flexible Resource Pool commercial agreement gives access to services to help you flexibly manage your workforce, including the setting up of a new Staff Bank, or the complete outsourcing of your bank’s management, to maximise shift fill rates in the most efficient way possible.

The NHS Workforce Alliance Flexible Resource Pool helps you to do this quickly and easily.

The customer gets to choose the staff groups covered by the bank, and within these any grade or specialty can be requested.

The groups are:
  • Doctors, consultants, dentists and GPs
  • Allied health professionals, health science services and emergency services personnel
  • Nursing and midwifery personnel
  • Non-medical non-clinical

The agreement will focus on providing staff bank services to NHS contracting authorities but is open to all UK public sector bodies with staff bank needs.

This agreement supports wider NHS aspirations towards more sustainable models of staffing provision, with a wide number of suppliers and new expertise in innovative technology.

The agreement includes support for customers on supply chain management, delivery to capped rates and reporting to NHS Improvement. It provides dedicated service for the creation, implementation and delivery of an outsourced bank across all job categories. The new pricing model gives customers the ability to build a truly bespoke service – utilising just the elements they require. This is the first staff bank agreement to undertake worker compliance audits for staff employed by an outsourced bank. This framework is also approved by NHS Improvement and NHS England – the first bank agreement to get such an endorsement.

  • This framework supports wider NHS aspirations towards more sustainable models of staffing provision, with a wide number of suppliers and new expertise in innovative technology. It includes support for customers on supply chain management, delivery to capped rates and reporting to NHS England and NHS Improvement.
  • The framework provides dedicated service for the creation, implementation and delivery of an outsourced bank across all job categories. The new pricing model gives customers the ability to build a truly bespoke service – utilising just the elements they require.
  • This is the first staff bank framework to undertake worker compliance audits for staff employed by an outsourced bank. This framework is also approved by NHS England and NHS Improvement – the first bank framework to get such an endorsement.
  • Lot 1: Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank

*for full access to this framework’s documents, please contact us.

"Our focus is excellent patient care, a happy workforce and an efficient NHS service. Let us help you find the perfect people for your team by gaining access to an easy to use staff bank provision agreement."
Philip Thomas
Commercial Agreement Manager, CCS

Contact Us

Crown Commercial Service
Email: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk 
Telephone: 0345 410 2222

NHS Commercial Solutions
Email: NHSCS.agency@nhs.net 
Telephone: 01306 646 822

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
Email:
enquiries@noecpc.nhs.uk
Telephone: 0114 212 2122  

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
Email: workforce@eoecph.nhs.uk
Telephone:   07983 339 080   

NHS London Procurement Partnership
Email:lppworkforcesupport@lpp.nhs.uk
Telephone: 020 3007 0600

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