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Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel

Contract ID: RM3711

Start Date: 01/09/2015

End Date: 31/08/2019

Description

Synopsis: Hire temporary medical staff of all job roles and bands. Approved by NHS Improvement.

 

Full description: You can source many types of clinical staff at varying pay bands using this NHS Improvement approved agreement. It includes doctors, consultants, dentists, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHP), health science services (HSS), emergency services (ES) and personal social services personnel. You can also source specialist roles. There's provision for unsocial hours, high cost area supplements and the agency workers regulations (AWR). 


The exceptions are temporary non-medical, non-clinical (NMNC) staff who are covered by CCS’s NMNC agreement; and staff banks for which you should use the Workforce Management agreement.

 

Benefits

  • NHS Improvement price caps are contractually embedded and CCS’s assurance team ensures suppliers comply with NHS Employment Check Standards
  • Override mechanism allows you to stay “on framework”
  • Range of suppliers from small regional businesses to national organisations
  • You can use one supplier for booking, invoicing, reporting and approvals
  • Consolidated invoicing

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Access

There are two ways to buy:

Direct award
Choose from the list of suppliers that have already been successful in securing contracts. Rate cards are available from the commercial agreement manager.

Further competition
Invite suppliers to compete for your contract. Simple order forms are available in the call off agreement. Download and unzip (expand or decompress) the attachment in the documents section. You can also use CCS’s eSourcing tool to run a further competition.

Alternatively, contact Crown Commercial Service (info[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk) or your NHS Regional Procurement Hub for support.

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Savings

Benefits methodology

The purpose of the benefits methodology is to illustrate changes to the average actual rates paid by NHS trusts in FY 2014/15 to the rates actually paid and the benefits.

Methodology for calculating savings

Baseline price ((Average FY2014/15 total hourly charge rate paid for matched roles) x counterfactuals) – (Actual total hourly charge rate paid for matched roles)) x volume (hours) consumed)

Non-cashable savings

Through the use of the agreement for all NHS requirements, the following non-cashable benefits will also be generated:

  • Helps support the NHS with their procurement strategy to ensure that the right resources, with the right capabilities and skills are in the right place, at the right time and at the right cost to meet required departmental objectives.
  • Due to the consolidation of health spend on temporary staffing, suppliers will continue to work closely with HR and procurement managers to ensure that staffing options and resource strategies of departments are implemented and aligned with their wider business strategy and goals of the NHS.
  • Allows NHS departments to have access to suppliers of certain skill sets that are in short supply at competitive rates.
  • Bargaining power of customers will increase as cost pressures rise and demand falls.
  • Compliance with NHS Employers standards for safer recruitment continue to be met, including but not limited to, criminal record checks, right to work in the UK checks, occupational health checks, employment history and reference checks, professional registration and qualification checks and identity checks.
  • An established and effective system for supplier management information collection.

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Background

The agreement was developed to:

  • Provide a flexible agreement for all health temporary personnel agency supply.
  • Provide a solution that allows customers to control pay rates.
  • Ensure suppliers are not motivated to increase pay rates.
  • Provide a choice of supply routes.
  • Manage and mitigate the legal and commercial risks associated with engaging temporary staff.
  • Introduce a single point of contact for all requisitions, queries and interim personnel issues.
  • Deliver significant invoice management efficiencies through the introduction of consolidated invoicing.
  • Provide regular and detailed management information.

The agreement was developed with a wide range of stakeholders from the NHS and other users of temporary health personnel.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
1 Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel Professional Services 65 - click here to view suppliers 31/08/2019

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Framework Manager Contact Details

John Wise

info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

0345 410 2222

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