Crown Commercial Service

Non Medical Non Clinical: what’s in a name?

It’s a common misconception that our Non Medical Non Clinical (RM971) framework is just for the NHS. Please don’t be misled by the name – the framework definitely isn’t just for the health sector! It can be used by all public and third sector organisations needing to fill temporary staff, interim and contractor roles.

In fact, over 1,000 public sector bodies used the framework in 16/17 for nearly 12 million hours of work.

More than 400,000 different job titles, including 70,000 IT-specific roles, were sourced.

103 SME suppliers received 51% of spend in 16/17 – that’s over £156 million.

With this in mind, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you 7 great reasons why you should take a closer look the framework:

  1. free to use: no customer fees or charges
  2. compliant: with industry pre-employment checks
  3. simple: a straightforward rate card showing charge rates for both PAYE and limited company temporary workers, including provision for compliance with Agency Worker Regulations
  4. flexible: you are in control of how you use the framework including pay to workers, the suppliers you use and the services you require
  5. support: dedicated framework managers can provide you with tailored advice
  6. choice: extensive range of suppliers from small regional businesses to national organisations, including niche recruitment agencies for specialist roles
  7. fixed fees: including transfer fees, fixed term assignments and hourly margins

What kind of roles can you fill?

In a nutshell, any administrative, professional or operational role from the most junior to the most senior, including board level roles and those of a specialist nature.

For example:

  • admin & clerical staff such as call centre operatives, data processors and PAs
  • corporate services such as finance, HR, marketing and communications and project management
  • ancillary staff such as caretakers, catering, maintenance and security

The only roles that are not covered are clinical or teaching staff – although we do have separate frameworks if you need temporary medical staff.

We are also developing a new framework for supply teachers, which is expected to be in place in April 2018.

Help and support

If I can help you get started with the framework or have any questions at all please get in touch or visit the framework web page.