Following Jeremy Hunt’s demands that Trusts clampdown on their agency costs in June, plans were announced to achieve this. Amongst the policies set out was the news that, from the 19 October, NHS Trusts will no longer be able to hire their agency staff through agencies that are not on approved framework agreement. We’ve had a lot of queries both from our own nurses and their nursing colleagues regarding how this change will impact them. So we’ve established this quick guide for the nursing community as a whole.
What does this mean for HCL nurses?
HCL is on all NHS frameworks and is a fully compliant, approved agency so this new initiative won’t have a negative impact on any of our candidates. As an on-framework agency, we support the NHS by providing a cost efficient service that is subject to robust clinical governance checks, therefore ensuring patient safety is at the forefront of our priorities.
How do I know if my agency is on framework?
If you’re unsure whether the announced changes will affect your agency – call them today and ask if they are on the major healthcare frameworks (CCS, LPP, HTE).
If you’re working for a non-approved agency, don’t worry; HCL has plenty of vacancies throughout the UK available and are fully equipped to help you find the post that’s right for you. We offer our candidates one to one compliance support, a dedicated recruitment consultant, 24/7 support service, daily payroll, and attractive monthly incentives and referral bonuses.
What do I need to do?
If you have a friend or a colleague who is concerned that they are working with a non-approved agency then refer them to us today and we will be happy to advise them. Our referral scheme means you could earn £250 for people you refer.