The NHS Workforce Alliance has launched a framework for the recruitment of temporary clinical and healthcare staff.

The new Clinical and Healthcare Staffing framework from NHS Workforce Alliance offers trusts support in the recruitment of temporary clinical and healthcare staffing services through a single framework.

Designed to limit confusion in the market and create a streamlined process, it is an expansion of the Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) National Clinical Staffing and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel frameworks. Both these frameworks are due to expire in February 2021.

Andrew Mumby, Workforce Director for NHS London Procurement Partnership, which led on the framework launch on behalf of the NHS Workforce Alliance, said:

This is a succinct framework offering which 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 – and also ensure that workers are provided to trusts having completed all 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.

If your trust is currently using the CPP or CCS framework, you can ask to move to the new framework by completing an access agreement. A series of webinars for trusts and suppliers will also be announced before the end of 2020.

Full framework information, including lot details and awarded suppliers, is available on the NHS Workforce Alliance website.

Contact CCS or your relevant regional procurement hub for more information: