CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership join together in workforce alliance

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and NHS Procurement in Partnership are coming together in collaboration to deliver the Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank Services contract for the NHS and other public sector bodies.

Customers and suppliers will benefit from a strong partnership that brings together CCS, as the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK, combined with the extensive expertise and experience that NHS Procurement in Partnership has in the NHS.

NHS Procurement in Partnership is a four hub collaboration between NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative and NHS London Procurement Partnership, previously known as NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP).

This announcement updates the publication of the CCS strategy for the health workforce sector last summer.

Our intention is for CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership to work closely together, focusing on the forward strategy for the health workforce sector, starting with the re-procurement of Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank. The contract notice will be released in February 2019.

CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership will be exploring the whole portfolio of health workforce services, including temporary clinical and non-clinical agency workers, with the intent to partner on the procurement, delivery, and management of these services. A full schedule of the planned phases of procurement will be communicated to our customers and suppliers in due course.

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