Workforce Alliance sees Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) coming together to deliver a portfolio of health workforce services for the benefit of customers and suppliers.
Plans for this partnership are progressing well with 3 frameworks already launched under the new collaboration.
This framework was the first to be launched to support the NHS and the public sector in its future recruitment strategies. The framework is in response to, and aligned with, recommendations set out for international recruitment in the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS Interim People Plan.
Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank
This framework is also live and provides the ability to build a flexible staff bank for both clinical and non-clinical temporary staff. Whilst this is largely for the NHS, access to the framework and its services is available to the whole of the public sector. The framework offers a wide choice of suppliers from small regional businesses to national operators. This framework is the first of its kind to ensure pre-employment assurance is undertaken against NHS Employers Check Standards for all workers employed by an outsourced bank.
Non-Clinical Temporary and Fixed-Term Staff
Launched in July 2019 to replace the previous CCS Non-Medical Non-Clinical framework, it provides access to competitive pricing, with the ability to better use fixed-term appointments and statement of work. It continues to ensure non-clinical workers are subject to NHS Employers check standards.
National Clinical and Healthcare Staffing
This fourth framework will go out to tender in mid-August this year. It will provide high quality, temporary, permanent, and fixed-term clinical and healthcare staffing services. It will replace the CCS Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel and the NHS Procurement in Partnership National Clinical Staffing frameworks.
A Workforce Alliance Executive Board has been established with representation from all the partner organisations:
“We are delighted to be working together in support of our joint ambition for a sustainable NHS workforce model. The collection of expertise, resources and geographical reach across the alliance brings a willingness to listen and to work in partnership to benefit our customers across the NHS and the wider public sector.”
Find out more
View Workforce Alliance frequently asked questions for customers and suppliers.
Visit the framework pages on the CCS website.
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