We’re working with NHS Procurement in Partnership to provide health workforce services

As the biggest public procurement partnership in the UK, the Workforce Alliance brings together the procurement and commercial expertise of the NHS and Crown Commercial Service.

NHS Procurement in Partnership is a collaboration of 4 NHS procurement hubs:

  • NHS Commercial Solutions
  • NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative

The alliance partners are working together to help avoid unnecessary duplication and influence the procurement landscape to benefit the NHS. As procurement leaders we want to provide the NHS with a sustainable workforce model to help address the staffing crisis.

The alliance has a long-term plan to create a whole portfolio of health workforce services, to support the recruitment recommendations set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan.

Why work with us?

The alliance provides the NHS with compliant and straightforward routes to market, as well as expert category advice and support, to help you to create and maintain a sustainable workforce:

  • recruit permanent staff domestically and internationally
  • roster current staff efficiently using eRostering and eJob planning solutions
  • run retention programmes
  • outsource managed bank
  • workforce consultancy and advice
  • NHS Improvement approved frameworks to source agency staff

The health workforce frameworks

Non-Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff

Regional and national suppliers to help you secure quality candidates across a wide range of non-clinical specialisms from admin, clerical and maintenance, to IT and finance.

Find out more about this agreement

International Recruitment of Clinical Healthcare Professionals

Experienced international recruitment organisations working to a framework wide standard of quality to help you fill permanent clinical healthcare professional vacancies.

Find out more about this agreement

Flexible Resource Pool - Staff Bank

Staff bank services to help you flexibly manage your clinical and non-clinical temporary workforce, and maximise shift fill rates (filled by bank).

Find out more about this agreement

Provision of Clinical and Healthcare Staffing (coming soon)

This agreement will replace all of the alliance’s existing clinical frameworks.

Its launch has been delayed until late September 2020 to avoid placing further administrative demands on you during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

A further 6 month extension has been granted on both Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel (RM3711) and National Clinical Staffing (NHSCPP2015/011). These frameworks will now expire on 7 February 2021.

We hope the combination of launching the new framework in September, along with the extension of these existing frameworks, will give you a substantive period of transition between the agreements.

Find out more about this new agreement

Workforce support and technology services

We’ve selected the best aspects of our existing support and technology frameworks and put them in one place as a joint offer under the Workforce Alliance. The offer is aimed at providing NHS trusts with a route to source additional services to support health HR and workforce functions.

Permanent Recruitment

General recruitment, executive search and talent mapping to help you with your non-clinical permanent, fixed term and inward secondment requirements.

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Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye Care

A wide range of occupational health and employee assistance services, with telephone and online support.

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Managed Learning Service

From a single learning requirement to a fully managed service or bespoke solution to complement your in-house resources. All based on a catalogue of courses.

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Management Consultancy - HR (lot 4)

Consultancy services ranging from dispute management and employee relations to recruitment policy, terms and conditions and governance reviews.

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Data and Application Solutions - Enterprise Applications for Health (lot 3a)

eRostering, HR and payroll systems specifically designed to meet the requirements of trusts. Developed with input from the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS, systems include timesheet approvals and staff bank management systems.

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Further information about the alliance and their portfolio of health workforce services.

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