Powerful partnerships in procurement

We’re working with NHS Procurement in Partnership to provide health workforce services. As the biggest public procurement partnership in the UK, the NHS Workforce Alliance brings together a wealth of trusted procurement and commercial expertise to benefit the NHS.

NHS Procurement in Partnership is a collaboration of 4 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 is working together to avoid unnecessary duplication and influence the procurement landscape to empower the NHS to build a sustainable workforce model and address the staffing crisis.

The alliance has a long-term plan to create a whole portfolio of health workforce services that support the recruitment recommendations set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan 20/21.

The health workforce frameworks

The alliance’s health workforce frameworks are NHS England and NHS Improvement approved. Tap in to our trusted category advice and support to help you to create and maintain a sustainable workforce.

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.

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International Recruitment of Clinical Healthcare Professionals

Experienced international recruitment organisations working to a framework wide standard of quality to help you widen your talent pool and fill permanent clinical healthcare vacancies. Supports the NHS People Plan 20/21.

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Flexible Resource Pool - Staff Bank

Staff bank services to help you flexibly manage your clinical and non-clinical temporary workforce, maximise shift fill rates (filled by bank), and reduce your reliance on agency staff. Supports the NHS People Plan 20/21.

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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 autumn 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.

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 alliance offer to give NHS trusts compliant ways 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.

Read our case study  to see how we empowered NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster to save £25,000 on their recruitment.

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Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye Care

Support the health and wellbeing of your employees to reduce absence and attrition rates with a wide range of occupational health and employee assistance services, with telephone and online support. Supports the NHS People Plan 20/21.

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Managed Learning Service

Meet the professional development and training needs of your workforce. 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, 90% of which are now available virtually.

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Management Consultancy - HR (lot 4)

Get specialist HR support on everything from dispute management and employee relations to recruitment policy and terms and conditions.

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

Ensure robust workforce planning with an efficient back office solution to support your workforce strategy with eRostering, HR and payroll services. 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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Blogs, news and case studies

Knowledge is power

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

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