DRC Nurses are proud to announce that they have been awarded a place on the newly formed National Collaborative Framework Agreement for the supply of Nurses across the UK.
Historically the LPP Nursing Framework has been limited to just London Trusts, however LPP have joined up with 3 regional hubs to cover the whole of the UK; NHS Commercial Solutions (South of England), East of England Procurement Hub (Midlands) and North of England CPC (North of England). Essentially all Trusts will now have a choice of utilising three Frameworks; CCS, HTE and now LPP.
The Framework has an estimated lifetime contract Value of £1.2 billion. Trusts will have to make a decision on which Framework to use based on Pricing and also the agencies that have been awarded. However simply being on the Framework will open doors across the UK as there is less risk involved with working through a Framework approved supplier in terms of pricing and compliance. Initially all London Trusts will be using the LPP Framework, however we will formally get notification when Trusts outside of London sign up to the agreement.
Commenting on the award of the new national framework agreement for the provision of nursing and nursing related staff to the NHS, the heads of four leading NHS procurement organisations said:
“We are pleased to confirm the establishment of a new framework agreement for the provision of nursing and nursing related staff, for use by NHS organisations located across England. The agreement came into effect from 14th May 2014. The agreement is the output of a ground-breaking joint collaborative initiative undertaken by four NHS procurement organisations: NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP), North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC), NHS Commercial Solutions and East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub. We believe that by working together, and combining national buying power with our strong regional and local engagement, we have been able to deliver a highly competitive agreement that really meets the needs of the NHS. We look forward to working with the appointed supplier organisations to ensure the cost effective delivery of these services to the NHS.”