A non clinical staff member makes up a hospital bed.

Framework ID: RM6277
Date range:
02/05/2023 – 24/04/2027
Number of lots: 
Contract type:

Finding the right people couldn’t be more important for our health service. Non clinical staff play a key part in keeping the NHS running, so it’s critical to get the right people in the right jobs, quickly and safely.

The NHS Workforce Alliance’s Non Clinical Staffing (NCS) framework provides the NHS with an open, fair and transparent route when hiring non clinical temporary staff that also delivers value for money.

Roles include administrative and corporate staff, IT staff, Clinical Coders and Health Sciences staff, Legal Services, and Estates Management and Ancillary roles – from the most junior to the most senior roles, including board level.

The framework facilitates a range of worker engagement models, including traditional agency and fixed term, and services may be contracted directly, on an ad-hoc basis or via managed service models.

Helping you achieve savings is an important part of what we do, because all the savings we help you make are invested straight back into the NHS. The pricing on the NCS contract is in compliance with the NHS England agency price caps and pay bands are in line with the NHS Agenda For Change pay scales, ensuring you get the very best value for money.

Together, let’s find the right solution.

  • NHS England approved route to market for non-clinical temporary staffing
  • Wide range of experienced suppliers including SMEs, specialist niche suppliers and managed solution options
  • Maximum agreement rates are fixed and are also limited in line with the NHS England agency price caps
  • Achieve larger savings using the built in discounts (you can access discounts for length of placement, by nominating a worker, or by hiring large volumes of workers at the same time)
  • Transparent rates and costs for both PAYE and limited company temporary workers, including fixed term appointments
  • We carry out quality assurance audits to make sure worker pre employment checks for NHS roles follow the NHS Employers Check Standards and Skills for Health
  • Non-NHS contracting authorities can specify what pre-employment checks they need: for example, Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
  • Direct award is available and supported by the NHS Workforce Alliance to enable quick access to workers when needed
  • Access a range of tools to help you select suppliers including rate card, award support tool and region/skills matrix
  • Free to use: you don’t need a membership and framework fees are collected from suppliers.

Lot 1: Admin & clerical

Lot 2: Corporate functions

Lot 3: IT professionals

Lot 4: Legal

Lot 5: Scientific, technical and clinical coding

Lot 6: Estates, facilities management and ancillary staff

Lot 7: Managed service provision – master/neutral vendor


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
Telephone: 0114 212 2122  

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

NHS London Procurement Partnership
Telephone: 020 3007 0600

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