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Crown Commercial Services framework for Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel

Comensura has been awared a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework agreement (RM3711​) to manage the supply of all health and social care job roles.

What is the CCS framework for Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel?

This agreement provides access to a range of suppliers who can supply temporary workers across all health and social care job roles and pay bands including:

  • Doctors, Consultants, Dentists and General Practitioners (GPs)

  • Allied Health Professionals (AHP), Health Science Services (HSS) and Emergency Services (ES) personnel

  • Nursing and Midwifery personnel

  • Personal Social Services personnel

Roles of a very specialist nature can also be sourced and there is provision in the agreement for unsocial hours, high cost area supplements and the agency workers regulations (AWR). 

All role profiles can be engaged on either a temporary or fixed term assignment. 

All suppliers can supply all of the above disciplines, either directly or through their supply chain of partners and sub-contractors. You can source all roles from a single supplier if you wish. 

Users can use this agreement for all their temporary health workers or start with specific requirements and build up usage.

This agreement has been primarily developed to meet the needs of the NHS in England. However, NHS bodies in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as all central government and wider public sector organisations can use the agreement.

What lots are available?

Lot 1 – Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel – Comensura is included in this lot.​

What are the benefits of the CCS framework for Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel?

The agreements offers a compliant route to access workers across all health disciplines and a simplified call-off process will help you reduce the number of suppliers, from a list of 67 capable suppliers.​

Using this framework has a number of benefits, which include:
  • Source all types of temporary health staff across single or multiple disciplines from one agreement 

  • Using a single agreement results in standardised terms, a single specification and standard working practises

  • Consolidate the number of suppliers you use (potentially to a single supplier) and benefit from:

  • Access to a single centralised system for booking workers

  • Consolidated invoicing and reporting of management information

  • Electronic approvals system

  • Single point of contact for resolving issues

  • Flexible agreement allowing for direct award or further competition to enhance benefits and tailor the service

  • Flexibility around pay rates

  • Fixed agency fees

  • Volume based discounts

  • Capped pay rates can be set

  • Allows for fixed term appointments and international recruitment

  • Potential to grow use through life of agreement

  • No charges to access the agreement

Why Comensura?

Comensura is the market leading provider of vendor neutral services to the public sector and have been successfully operating our services since 2001.

A vendor neutral provider, like Comensura, doesn't supply temporary workers across all health and social care job roles directly to you but provides specialist contract management at a low cost and offers access to a wide and varied supplier network. This is likely to include your existing recruitment suppliers. 

By providing visibility and control of spend, a vendor neutral provider overcomes the challenges of decentralised purchasing leading to a lack of central transparency and significant costs associated with demand, processing and compliance.​

We deliver a competitively priced service with high levels of account management and support, when compared to other vendor neutral providers. This includes:

  • 24/7 single point of contact for locum doctor bookings, either on-line or via our Customer Service Centre

  • c.net, our proprietary technology platform, manages the full requisition to pay process, inclusive of approval process, timesheeting and consolidated invoicing

  • Recruitment industry supply chain management experience and access to a wide range of locum doctor recruitment suppliers

  • Account management support focused on ensuring recruitment suppliers meet your fulfilment, performance and service level requirements

  • comprehensive management information reporting of usage and spend as well as intelligence to support better workforce planning

  • Auditing to maintain supplier and locum doctor compliance reducing risks to your organisation

  • Effective demand management controls to ensure usage of locum doctors is approved

  • Continuous improvement of our service to meet your organisation's objectives.

Management information from other government frameworks also shows that Comensura is able to deliver savings greater than any other approved supplier. Read our MSTAR dedicated page.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, meet with one of our supply management experts or are seeking to directly call off with Comensura but want to know more about project timescales please contact us.



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