NHS Professionals is the leading provider of managed flexible workforce services to the NHS. With approximately 70,000 general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, administration and clerical and other healthcare professionals signed to our bank and 57 Acute, Mental Health, Social Enterprise, PCT and other NHS Trust clients across England.

NHS Professionals was created by Department of Health in November 2000 to provide a national service to manage the supply of temporary staff to local NHS organisations. Its primary aim was to improve the quality of patient care through professional management of the temporary workforce used by NHS Trusts and by setting common standards for quality and clinical governance. In achieving this, NHS Professionals was also tasked to provide better value for money for NHS Trusts, and attractive work arrangements for healthcare professionals wishing to work flexibly in the NHS.

We work in partnership with NHS Trusts managing their temporary staffing banks on their behalf. We are a managed service provider and not an agency. Our service helps Trusts to achieve greater control over the compliance and usage of a temporary workforce. We achieve this at a lower cost than an in-house bank service or agency and are therefore able to save the NHS money on its temporary workforce expenditure.

The core service available to flexible workers is choice of temporary work at their convenience while the core service offered to Trusts is efficiency savings of up to 20% of their flexible workforce costs by managing shift demand, agency usage and optimising pay rates.

For more information visit our website www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

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