As a category services manager in the health workforce team, my role is to support customers using the Non Medical Non Clinical (RM971) framework, which provides an NHS Improvement approved solution for all your non-clinical temporary staff needs – from the most junior to the most senior of roles.
Having recently joined the team from previous roles involving contract management and procurement operations, I am keen to meet with as many customers as possible to ensure I fully understand your needs and challenges. I was therefore thrilled to be able to meet with NHS Heads of Procurement at the East Midlands Agency and Workforce Stakeholder Group Conference and the West Midlands Heads of Procurement Conference recently.
At both events I was able to discuss our collaborative work with the NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative (CPC) hubs and our shared ambition to help address the concerns for NHS customers, particularly NHS Improvement compliant spend in line with NHS Agenda for Change pay caps.
Following these events I am now working with several customers to provide further support on accessing the framework and understanding key benefits and commercial savings. I’m also supporting a cluster of NHS trusts who are working collaboratively to engage the market through a further competition under the framework. This will involve facilitating the process from the initial assessment of requirements through to the final contract award.
I’m keen to attend similar stakeholder events around the country to develop case studies and insights into your experiences, and support other trusts, so if you would be interested in me attending any of your upcoming events or you would like some help with your procurement please get in touch and ask to speak to me, Kevin Giles.
The health workforce team is also working closely with NHS London Procurement Partnership; East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub; North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative; and NHS Commercial Solutions as we start to develop the framework that will replace this one in 2019. If you are interested in sharing your views please get in touch.
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