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New NHS staffing agreement

Your choice of agency has never been so important 

From 19 October 2015, all agency staff employed by NHS trusts in England must be hired via an NHS approved national framework.

So what does this mean for you? 

If you are working for another agency

  • They may not be able to supply through the correct framework (only a small percentage of agencies are approved suppliers)
  • Your placement may be at risk if you are not supplied through a framework
  • Your rate could potentially be reduced

If you are thinking of working locum

  • The new rules shouldn’t stop you
  • In fact, they provide more security if you are with the right agency
  • Choose your agency carefully; make sure they are approved to supply to the NHS trusts you would like to work for

If you are working for Sanctuary

  • Don’t worry – we are an NHS framework supplier
  • We are already actively supplying allied health and HSS professionals as well as nurses through these frameworks in most trusts
  • You can relax in your current role and know that we can supply in the future

Sanctuary Personnel supplies to all NHS trusts


We have been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel agreement for the supply of doctors, consultants, dentists, general practitioners and allied health professionals as well as health science services, emergency services, nursing, midwifery and personal social services personnel to NHS trusts. We also continue to supply nurses on the London Procurement Partnership (LPP) framework.
This means Sanctuary adheres to the new rules that cap and control agency spend, as set out on 1 September 2015 by Monitor and the Trust Development Authority for all NHS trusts in England.

Why work with Sanctuary?

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Access to exclusive vacancies across the UK
  • Free DBS check and online training
  • A dedicated consultant and support team
  • Part time or full time contracts, flexible to your needs 


If you would like to know more about the new regulations and what they mean for you and your career, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

If you would like to register with Sanctuary, you can do so here.

On Tuesday 13th October we will be hosting a live online discussion where you can put any questions you may have about the new agreement to a panel of recruitment experts. If you would like to join in you can register here
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Meet the Head of Healthcare

Nyamiti Dick, 19 October 2015, 09:22 AM
Are newly qualifieds welcome?
Sanctuary Health, 20 October 2015, 09:27 AM
Hi Nyamiti,
Newly qualifieds are absolutely welcome - you can replay our online discussion via the following link
If you are also interested in registering with Sanctuary then you can do so here
Hope this helps, if you have any further questions please do let us know.
Kind regards,
Sanctuary Health
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