NHS Procurement in Partnership and CCS in workforce alliance
The NHS Procurement in Partnership (PIP) have partnered with Crown Commercial Services (CCS) to deliver the Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank Services contract for the NHS and all other public sector bodies.
NHS North of England Commercial Collaborative is one of the procurement hubs involved, along with NHS London Procurement Partnership, NHS Commercial Solutions and the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub. The NHS Procurement in Partnership is a collaboration between these four hubs.
The partnership aims to benefit both customers and suppliers bringing together the expertise of NHS Procurement in Partnership and CCS as the biggest public procurement partnership in the UK.
CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership will be focusing on the forward strategy for the health workforce sector, starting with the procurement of Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank Services
NHS Procurement in Partnership will be working alongside the CCS to explore 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 published in due course.