Clinical and Health Care Staffing (RM6161)

Category:Workforce and Staffing
Call-off type:N/A
Ref:RM6161
Start date:13/10/20
End date:11/10/24
Initial period:3
Extensions remaining:N/A

The framework provides for the temporary recruitment of clinical and healthcare within the UK.

The framework is open to use by NHS Contracting Authorities and all other public sector bodies including central and local government, universities, charities, and blue light services.

Contracting Authorities may specify an appropriate preferred method of service delivery including, but not limited to:

  • Traditional agency route i.e. having a Preferred Suppliers List “PSL” in place with a one or more suppliers
  • Master Vendor
  • Managed Service
  • Neural Vendor

  • NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI) require NHS Trusts to source temporary staff through an NHSI approved Framework; using RM6161 provides the NHS with this compliant route to sourcing temporary staff.
  • The agreement is free to access by all NHS Contracting Authorities and any public sector contracting body in the UK.
  • The specification offers flexibility to incorporate service elements that meet your individual local and regional requirements.
  • Category expert support from the Workforce Alliance
  • Suppliers are actively managed and audited on a regular basis to ensure full compliance with NHS Employment Check Standards. Ad-hoc audits can also be requested should supplier processes raise concerns.
  • Simple and fair transfer fee terms.
  • Offers customers the option to access Master Vendor and/or Neutral Vendor Services.
  • Lot 1: Nursing and midwifery staffing
  • Lot 2: Medical and dentistry staffing
  • Lot 3: Allied health professionals and health science services staffing
  • Lot 4: Emergency services
  • Lot 5: Social care staffing
  • Lot 6: Neutral vendor

Lot 1 Nursing & Midwifery Staff: 287 suppliers
Lot 2 Medical Locums: 108 suppliers
Lot 3 AHPs & Health Scientists: 124 suppliers
Lot 4 Emergency Services: 40 suppliers
Lot 5 Social Care: 234 suppliers
Lot 6 Neutral Vend: 65 suppliers

Please click on the links below to access detailed information about this framework. Members can access the full set of framework documents by logging in.
If you are not a member, and would like to know more, please complete the 'Interested in using this Framework' form at the bottom of the page and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Contract Information Overview (members only)
Contract Guidance Document (members only)
Contract FAQs (members only)
Transfer Fees Guidance (members only)
Extended Hire Letter (members only)
NHS Job Profiles (members only)
Assignment Pack (members only)
Specification (members only)
Supplier Contacts (members only)
Supplier Ratecards (members only)
Workforce and Staffing

Category Team

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