Total Workforce Solutions II (TWS II) – ICS Workforce Planning

Developing System Partnerships

As the NHS moves into the planning, structuring and organisational phase of Integrated Care Systems (ICS), HealthTrust Europe (HTE) is working to partner with health and care providers to put the future people plan into action with our workforce and HR portfolio. Total Workforce Solutions II has been specifically designed to deliver the needs of ICS and cross-ICS projects and initiatives that seek to optimise workforce planning on a free to access basis.

As part of a structured system plan around workforce and HR, HTE can help ICS and cross-ICS working groups with procurement expertise to undertake market reviews and collaborative contracting for required services and marketing leading solutions including:

  • Consultancy and Advisory Services – Workforce, HR and Transformation;
  • Managed Payroll, transactional HR and Pensions services;
  • Clinical and Medical Rostering Solutions;
  • Bank and Agency Demand Solutions including:
    * Bank Apps (for all staff group);
    * Managed and Collaborative Bank (for all staff groups)
    * Agency Managed Services including Neutral Vendor (for all staff groups)
  • Permanent Recruitment including Medical, Clinical and Non-Clinical job roles
  • Executive Recruitment for Medical, Clinical and Non-Clinical leadership positions
  • International Recruitment of Doctors, Nurses and AHP/HSS workers
  • Agency Staffing for Doctors, Nurses and AHP/HSS workers
  • Non-Clinical Agency Staffing including Statements of Work
  • Interpretation, Translation and Transcription Services

Our Total HR portfolio will be further enhanced in 2022 with our latest agreements for Employee Vetting (employment checks, references, occupational health, employee assistance programmes) and Employee Benefits (salary sacrifice, personal vehicle leasing, financial wellbeing). We would also be keen to hear from you with respect to the products, services and solutions that you would like to procure in 2022/23 to focus our added value on you.

HTE is proud to support health and care providers with the recruitment and retention of staff to deliver the right resource, at the right time for the right cost. We look forward to engaging more closely in supporting your plan to deliver successful outcomes.

Supporting the Integrated Care Systems Agenda

Achieving fully integrated care has long been a priority for the UK Government, and indeed the health and care sectors, who have advocated for the greater collaboration and joining up of healthcare services for several years. Integrated Care Systems (ICS’s), as outlined by NHS England, will ‘remove traditional divisions between hospitals and family doctors, between physical and mental health, and between NHS and council services.’ The ambition is that by removing these divisions, a more holistic and streamlined approach to health and care will be achieved.

The importance of delivering ICS’s has become even more urgent following the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlighted the urgent need to better connect people to services and support, whilst exposing some of the severe gaps in health equality across the country. Consequently, ICS’s are high on the Health and Social Care agenda for 2021. Earlier this year, the Government published its legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill, titled ‘integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all.’ The Bill sets out several key policy recommendations for highly anticipated health and social care reform – including achieving integrated care which sits at number 1.

HealthTrust Europe is proud to support ICS’s and the shift toward to a more holistic and joined up approach to health and care, and as part of this commitment, we have compiled a selection of our leading Frameworks to support this agenda. Our carefully selected list includes:

  • CPAP Award Summary
    • Covers the supply of CPAP, BiPAP, Sleep Therapy Devices, Consumables and the provision of a sleep and respiratory support service.
    • These products are used to support patients with conditions including sleep apnoea and other breathing disorders; and more recently, have been identified as a cheap and efficient solutions for those diagnosed with COVID-19 where patients can suffer respiratory failure. CPAP machines, for example, can offer breathing support to those patients – bolstering ICS’s resources to support the pandemic recovery.
    • There was, and continues to be, a very high demand for such devices as a result of COVID-19; therefore, this Award Summary will support the immediate recovery and long-term approach to the pandemic.
  • Patient Mobility Award Summary
    • Encompasses prosthetics and services including artificial limbs, orthoses and services including insoles, bespoke spinal braces, footwear including surgical shoes, wheelchair products and assessment services, walking frames, specialised seating and aids to daily living.
    • Patient mobility is a growing issue in line with the ageing population in the UK. In Britain, people are living longer than ever before, meaning there is a higher demand for daily living aids and other mobility related products and services than ever before. The Health Survey for England 2017 reported that 23% of men and 28% of women aged over 65 stated the need for help in at least one Activity of Daily Living (ADL).
    • Patient mobility is a significant priority for healthcare providers. Understanding and tackling mobility issues early can be a critical factor in a patients’ recovery. Fundamentally, living aids and other mobility related products can support elderly independence, helping to improve the health and wellbeing of elderly individuals in the community.
  • Pressure Area Care Award Summary
    • A comprehensive range of products and services including an expansive range of medical beds, bariatric equipment, support aids, decontamination services and pressure relieving mattresses, as well as repair, maintenance and preventative maintenance services.
    • Pressure Area care is a top priority for acute, community and social care providers. Pressure ulcers, for example, as a result of mismanagement of patients, remains a significant problem in the health and care sectors. Despite progress in the management of pressure ulcers, more than 1,300 new ulcers are reported across the NHS each month, with up to 200,000 people developing a new pressure ulcer in 2017/2018. Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £1.4 million every day.
    • Preventing health issues associated with pressure (such as pressure ulcers) can significantly impact patient wellbeing and is a key indicator of the quality and experience of care.
  • Safe Patient Handling Award Summary
    • Designed to support the transport and safe movement of patients in a hospital, residential or home environment – including manual handling, hoists and patient lifts, bathing equipment as well as safe patient moving and handling managed services.
    • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSK’s), including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK. Back pain and other MSK’s account for approximately 40% of all sickness absence in the NHS. This is a significant cost to the NHS both in terms of staff sickness and loss of staff to carry out day to day activities across facilities. The cost of treating MSK’s is also significant and can be reduced through appropriate training and providing necessary equipment to safely undertake patient moving and handling.
    • Employers have a responsibility to have in place mitigations that prevent staff from suffering such injuries, such as by providing proper equipment to undertake activities, as well as take care to train staff in undertaking activities in a safe way. This Framework equips a range of organisations in the ICS to do this.
  • Workplace Supply Solutions Award Summary
    • The Workplace Supply Solutions Award Summary has been designed to support the procurement of workplace products and services across all public sector Participating Authorities.
    • This Framework supports administration and other associated services not only across both health and care providers, but also other members included in an ICS such as the Local Authority. It offers a wide and diverse range of products, including office supplies, green products, PPE, white goods and education supplies.
    • In the current context of COVID-19, innovations included in this Framework such as the introduction of Antimicrobial Film which kills 99.9% of bacteria and microbes, help to support COVID-compliant procedures across organisations within an ICS.

Fundamentally, these Frameworks and Contract Award Summaries have been designed to be used in acute and/or community settings, enabling them to support ICS’s with the delivery of better public health and community health outcomes. Representing a broad range of products and services to support the delivery of exceptional care, each Framework also includes free training and support available from contracted suppliers, helping a wide range of staff working across health and care to be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to support members of their community.

Each of these service offerings provide users with access to a full suite of products and services for a specific focus area, whilst enabling a maximum efficiency procurement process. By offering one centralised Framework offering a scope of products and services, rather than several, for a specific focus area, providers are able to access everything they need from one supplier. This supports the streamlining of care, by making the whole procurement process simpler and more effective.

HealthTrust Europe has selected these particular service offerings by identifying some of the biggest challenges and issues currently facing the health and care sectors across local communities in the UK, and looks forward to continuing work with existing partners to support the greater integration of health and care as ICS’s progress.

Furthermore, HealthTrust Europe has recently introduced a more straightforward way to gain access to these and a wider portfolio of Frameworks, though the introduction of a Single Order Form, further reducing the administrative burden.

If you are interested in the products and services that HealthTrust Europe has included in this scope of work, or if you feel that your organisation and/or ICS would benefit from any of these Frameworks, please get in touch with our dedicated customer care team via or 0845 887 5000.

The Urgency for Improvements to Bariatric Care

The obesity crisis remains one of the most pressing public health challenges in the UK. Recently published figures reveal that two-thirds of all adults are overweight or obese while new findings released by the NHS show that obesity was a factor in more than one million hospital admissions in 2019/20. Indeed, with the Covid-19 pandemic brutally exposing the high risk of serious illness and death that those with obesity face, it is now more important than ever that the focus is firmly placed on the care and supervision of overweight and obese individuals.

Paired with the burden of an ageing population, the pressure on care homes to develop tools that address the obesity endemic and accommodate an increasingly overweight resident population has never been greater. Yet while the Government does appear to be taking this issue seriously – recently publishing its strategy to put in place support for people living with obesity – many on the frontline lack the equipment they need to properly manage and care for their larger, older residents: a 2019 survey of almost 3,000 care homeowners, managers and staff showed that only 41 per cent of homes have the adequate bariatric facilities required to look after obese residents, with a further 12 per cent having to turn people away due to a lack of resources and bariatric equipment. A recent briefing by the King’s Fund focused on how the NHS can work with local partners and engage with communities to deliver targeted interventions to treat and prevent obesity.

Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at HealthTrust Europe (HTE), Nanette Grant, notes the importance of connecting healthcare providers with market-leading supplier communities to source high-quality items – including bariatric beds – to meet the needs of patients and improve patient care; “everything we do is driven by the care and improvement of human life; our offering for these specialised items reflects the evolving needs of society and supports our customers with the continued delivery of high-quality patient care.”

As the proportion of adults living with obesity continues to rise exponentially, the urgent need for care homes to be suitably prepared is showing no sign of slowing. Indeed, it is vital that the care sector is able to look after bariatric residents and patients, with specialist beds, equipment and training at the forefront of this provision.

Often, incorrect patient handling not only negatively impacts the patient, but can also result in staff incurring injuries. Bariatric equipment is uniquely designed to support overweight individuals, featuring increased weight capacities, heavy duty supports and wider widths to meet their needs. In addition to protecting residents and safeguarding their dignity, this specialised equipment protects staff and care workers from strain or injury. For instance, electrically operated profiling beds, capable of safely raising, lowering and adjusting the position of bariatric patients weighing up to 50 stone, do not require physical efforts and therefore, reduce the risk of back injuries (or more seriously, musculoskeletal disorders) which are often associated with heavy lifting to further minimise this risk, training programmes to increase awareness of correct posture, movement and equipment use can greatly benefit the overall health of staff and reduce staff sickness absence.

Yet the benefits of specialised equipment and training extend beyond just the physical movement of patients. People with obesity often require careful management of their skin, given their susceptibility to pressure ulcers, bed sores, wounds and other skin infections which can be exacerbated by ill-fitted equipment. Bariatric beds and chairs have, therefore, been designed to make moving and handling easier for staff and patients and are wide enough so that patients can ensure their own comfort. Some models even offer specialist pressure reducing mattresses with isolated air cushions that can be inflated and deflated while the addition of anti-microbial fabric protection protects against the development of bacteria that can cause skin infections and discomfort.

Bariatric beds, mattresses and cushions can be purchased via our Pressure Area Care Equipment, Medical Beds and Related Services framework. The framework provides a comprehensive range of products and services for use within long term care, home care/community and the acute care covering ad-hoc rental, long term rental, capital purchase and services such as decontamination, repair/maintenance, clinical support and disposal.

Our Safe Patient Moving and Handling Equipment Framework further supports and facilitates the appropriate movement of patients in a Hospital, Residential or Patient Home Environment. It is designed to equip health and social care providers with the latest tools to enhance the safety of patient handling.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Frameworks for supporting Bariatric Care and Safe Patient Handling, you can speak to our dedicated customer care team via 0845 887 5000 or

Ultimate Procurement, Complete Control: HealthTrust Europe Launches New Catalog360 Website

HealthTrust Europe has today unveiled a fresh new look for its flagship Catalog360 platform – an innovative, cloud-based e-Procurement tool offering advanced catalogue searching whilst giving users full control on spending across all business units and locations.

Catalog360 is a cloud-based system designed to connect providers with market-leading supplier communities, using an on-demand catalogue system. The Catalog360 brand has undergone big changes, with the website being enhanced to showcase what the platform has to offer.

The Catalog360 platform combines a variety of innovative e-Procurement tools to allow organisations to not only access high-quality goods and services, but to also control and manage spending through a smart dashboard that provides users the ability to oversee and control spending across locations and in line with unique budgets.

Catalog360 offers a single purchasing portal for all purchasing needs, and even centralises all active contracts in one easy to access place; shifting to a paperless system is made easier than ever, and the cloud storage system means users can have full confidence in the security of documentation. Furthermore, the digital system offers a search tool, allowing users to identify quickly and easily the goods and services they need in a completely transparent way – users can also be assured that they are accessing only the best value products using the price comparison tool.

The Content Management Services embedded within Catalog360 are centrally managed and continually updated, removing the need for individual organisations to have to contact suppliers for updates. This significantly enhances efficiency at all levels, generating huge time savings for both suppliers and organisations, whilst making it even easier to get the right answers when you need them. Offering a compliant route to market for thousands of contracts where required, including PEPPOL Integration, users are guaranteed to purchase using only verified routes to market.

HealthTrust Europe has designed the platform for both private and public healthcare providers with purchasing needs, the platform is multi-faceted and can also be utilised by private equity firms and other organisations that require a central, compliant and secure portfolio of goods and services.

With more than 300,000 products that are vendor supplied, validated and cleansed, as well as access to contracts that are clinically led and checked for quality, safety, service and price, Catalog360 is at the cutting-edge of procurement.

If you are interested in becoming a Catalog360 member, or if you would like to learn more about our innovative platform, contact our dedicated customer care team via 0845 887 5000 or, or visit the Catalog360 website.

HealthTrust Europe becomes a Corporate Support of The King’s Fund

HealthTrust Europe is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with The King’s Fund.

HealthTrust Europe’s core mission is to improve healthcare in the communities we serve through strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence. We partner with healthcare providers to build strong relationships that are founded on shared goals, mutual understanding and trust. As a Corporate Supporter of the King’s Fund, we will work together to gain greater insight and exposure into health policy, with the ambition to continue enhancing our solutions. Our partnership is one that will positively influence our work with existing partners and healthcare providers, to drive positive patient outcomes and further enhance the high-quality of care delivered across the UK.

The work of The King’s Fund is front and centre of health and care policy, and we are pleased to be a part of this important partnership that will see us learn from and contribute to current debates in the sector, establishing our support of the important thought-leadership work performed by the Fund and demonstrate our in-depth knowledge of topical issues in the health and care sector.

The King’s Fund is at the forefront of many key policy debates in the health and care sectors that we are also actively involved in. Current thinking around Integrated Care Systems and NHS Reform, debates about the use of technology in health and care, and of course the continued learning around COVID-19 and the NHS response to the pandemic are just a few of the key policy areas where HealthTrust Europe is able to provide unique expertise and insight, with the shared ambition of continually improving the quality of patient care.

To find out more about upcoming events being held by The King’s Fund, or to learn more about the current priorities in the health and care sector, you can visit the website:

Catalog360 and Pagero partner to provide PEPPOL and Catalogue Solutions for the Healthcare Market

We are pleased to announce that HealthTrust Europe (HTE) has entered into a partnership agreement with Pagero Group to provide PEPPOL services and Catalogue solutions via HTE’s subsidiary company, Catalog360.

Catalog360 is an eCommerce platform that centralises the procurement of healthcare products and services using an intuitive web and cloud-based system. Catalog360’s decision to partner with Pagero is based on their extensive capability and proven track-record with PEPPOL; currently one of the largest providers of this service in the business, Pagero has a strong healthcare pedigree and long-standing experience of working with healthcare suppliers and hospitals, supporting HTE’s central ethos of providing care and improvement of human life.

Dale Robinson, COO at HealthTrust Europe said:

“We are delighted to announce the partnership of Catalog360 with Pagero Group, which will provide our members access to a fully electronic and PEPPOL compliant route to procurement in the healthcare sector. The partnership will equip our member organisations with the necessary tools to continue driving strategic partnerships in the healthcare supply chain, assured that they are receiving market-leading catalogue solutions that are aligned to PEPPOL standards. Our goal is, and always has been, to support our members to provide exceptional care for the betterment of human life. Our partnership with Pagero will enable our member organisations to drive even more positive patient outcomes.”

Anna Micklewright, Global Head of Sales for Pagero’s Healthcare Division said:

“We are delighted that catalog360 has chosen to partner with Pagero to deliver PEPPOL services and delighted to be able to integrate into catalog360’s impressive catalogue solutions. Pagero has experience in the implementation of PEPPOL in multiple countries and we have worked with hospitals and the major suppliers to the healthcare industry for many years. We are very excited to be part of the first PEPPOL roll outs in the private healthcare sector via this partnership and look forward to delivering efficiencies back to both the healthcare organisations and the healthcare suppliers who serve them.”


Contact Details

Catalog360: Dale Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, 0845 887 5000,
Pagero: Anna Micklewright, Global Head of Sales Healthcare, +44 (0)77 36 89 33 32


About Catalog360

Catalog360 is a whole owned subsidiary of HealthTrust Europe, launched in 2015. Catalog360 is headquartered in Edgbaston, Birmingham UK, and currently operates worldwide as a platform connecting healthcare providers with supplier communities.

The Catalog360 platform is an intuitive web and cloud-based SaaS product that equips customers with the necessary tools to search and compare a breath of products and services from market-leading suppliers at competitive prices. Designed with customers in mind, Catalog360 provides customers with the ability to spend effectively and improve performance by opening up access to a host of public and private healthcare providers.

Leveraging HealthTrust Europe’s experience of achieving best value public and private sector contracts for healthcare providers, the platform contains all of the products and services that HealthTrust Europe has to offer, ensuring that customers benefit from the Quality, Safety, Service and Price guarantees from trusted suppliers.

Using pioneering technology to offer an unparalleled customer experience, the platform is simple to use and is supported by a sleek, high-quality user interface that makes the procurement process simpler and more efficient than ever. Catalog360 allows customers to access our expansive range of products, services and frameworks – all from market-leading suppliers – at the click of a button.

About Pagero

Pagero Group develops and markets Pagero Online, a cloud-based network platform for communication of business documents within the purchase-to-pay (P2P), order-to-cash (O2C) and logistics-to-pay (TMS) processes. Pagero Online is independent of ERP system and suits companies and organisations of all sizes, within all industries.

Our value-added services enable our customers to achieve accurate data and obtain a 100% digital inbound and outbound business document flow, resulting in minimal error handling, compliance with local VAT regulations, government regulations and control over company spend. Pagero Online is an open network with an extensive number of other networks for global reach.

Pagero Group has also specialised in certain verticals where we have domain knowledge, such as healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, public sector and aviation.

Pagero Group has over 450 employees. It has its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Dublin, Oberhausen, Amsterdam, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Chicago, Dubai, Bologna, Melbourne, Singapore, Johannesburg, Colombo and Mumbai Read more at

Guest Speaker Kieran Quinlan delivers an empowering talk to employees as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Anxiety, stress, and worry are emotions many of us may have felt over the last 12 months. With employees having to adapt to significant changes, including working from home, home-schooling and social restrictions, the importance of mental health in the workplace has never been so important.

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week which serves to raise awareness about mental health and stand up against stigma and negative stereotypes. As part of this, Kieran Quinlan, a transformation coach and owner of the Pit Gym, delivered a talk to HealthTrust Europe colleagues, sharing his powerful story and providing hints and tips on supporting good mental health through diet and exercise.

Kieran was the victim of a vicious knife attack at the age of 17, whereby he was given a one-percentage chance of survival and his heart stopped three times on the operating table. Whilst recovery was a difficult path which affected Kieran’s physical and mental health, he channelled his energy and passion into the world of bodybuilding and soon became an influential anti-knife crime ambassador, regularly giving school lectures about the perils of knife crime.

Through hard work and adopting a positive mindset, Kieran then went on to open his own fitness centre based in Birmingham city centre, which has transformed the bodies and minds of thousands of clients across the UK over the last 8 years.

Dale Robinson, HealthTrust Europe Chief Operating Officer said:

“We would like to thank Kieran for having the courage to share his story and using his experience of mental health difficulties to inspire others. With one in four people experiencing mental health problems in England, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been so important, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“We have implemented a series of measures at HealthTrust Europe to support our colleague’s wellbeing during these unprecedented times, such as a ‘work-free’ zone on Microsoft Teams where amusing content can be shared and virtual quizzes to maintain social interaction. We will continue to do all we can to ensure employee’s feel happy and healthy at work.”

HealthTrust Europe launches Safe Patient Moving and Handling Equipment Framework

HealthTrust Europe is pleased to launch the new Safe Patient Moving and Handling Equipment Framework to support and facilitate the appropriate movement of patients in a Hospital, Residential or Patient Home Environment. It is designed to equip health and social care providers with the latest tools to enhance the safety of patient handling.

The Framework is split into four distinct Lots – Manual Handling and Transfer Equipment; Hoists and Patient Lifts; Bathing Equipment; and Safe Patient Moving and Handling Managed Service. Each Lot is comprised of specialised solutions to support health and social care organisations in improving their current output across these services. All solutions are provided by market-leading organisations and can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. They are also cost-controlled – meaning you have access to market-leading solutions suited to your budgets.

The Framework uniquely benefits our customers by providing Total Managed Service Solutions (under Lot 4), acting as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a suite of modules including asset management, Ergonomic consultancy for re-design, refurbishments, and new builds. Our suppliers can support with the implementation of new services that ensure the continuity of care is provided to patients.

Often, incorrect patient handling not only negatively impacts the patient, but can also result in staff incurring injuries. To minimise this risk, training programmes to increase awareness of correct posture, movement and equipment use could be arranged, aimed at improving the overall health of staff and reducing staff sickness absence. We offer skilled resources that complement and support your own internal training programmes.

Like all HealthTrust Europe Frameworks, customers will have exclusive access to an expert team from contracted suppliers who can guide you through the process from beginning to end. Our trusted suppliers can provide guidance and expertise on how to utilise equipment effectively and advice on the solutions that would enable your organisation to achieve your goals.

Customers will further benefit from skilled resources to support CPD accredited training. Ergonomic and Mobility Risk Assessments for Care Environments are also available for customers to optimise space and use of equipment. The Framework offers a compliant route-to-market for these services, aligned with Directive and International Standards.

Please contact our dedicated customer care team by emailing or calling 0845 887 5000 to request access or further information. Our expert team is on-hand to deal with your questions.


HealthTrust Europe launches Total Workforce Solutions II Framework

HealthTrust Europe has launched its latest Framework Agreement to support health and care organisations to source the latest innovations in workforce solutions. Launched on the 1st February 2021, Total Workforce Solutions II (TWS II) directly supersedes the existing Total Workforce Solutions portfolio (TWS I) , enhancing the offering with a range of additional benefits.

The Framework is available on a free to access basis for NHS, wider public sector and care providers across the UK, offering the latest in workforce planning technology, apps, bank, agency and other associated workforce solutions.

Please click here to access the list of TWS II categories alongside the existing TWS I portfolio.

TWS II builds on the excellent services previously offered in TWS I I, renewing the framework’s NHSE&I approval (NHS approved agency framework) with a detailed tendering process that has robustly tested the capacity, capability, quality and price criteria of awarded suppliers for best value. This means that NHSE&I has reviewed our Framework application and agreed that it aligns to regulatory requirements, in support of national initiatives such as the NHS People Plan, off framework removal and enhancing international recruitment.

The expanded scope of TWS II has been designed with healthcare providers at its core, with our customers and healthcare partners in mind – incorporating several years of stakeholder feedback to deliver enhanced terms, drive better value, and offer access to the latest supply chain innovations. Our commitment is to improve the quality of care for the betterment of human life, and our enhanced Framework helps us to equip healthcare organisations to achieve that goal with controls, processes and solutions that maximise successful outcomes.

TWS II also helps to provide our partners with assurance on the highest standards of quality, audit, data protection, fill rates and a total spend management approach for controls on workforce expenditure – ensuring our customers are able to operate within their budgets whilst delivering the highest possible quality of care.

Providers can register for access to TWS II via our Partnership Portal, offering a ‘self-serve’ access option for agency staffing services through our new digital access platform. We hope that this will further support providers with coverage and on demand, compliant framework supply.

If you have any other questions and would like to speak directly to one of our dedicated customer service team members, you can contact us via or if you would like to sign up to one or more lots of TWS II, please visit the Partnership Portal linked above to register and call-off.

HealthTrust Europe votes Cancer Research UK as its 2021 charity

HealthTrust Europe is delighted to announce Cancer Research UK, the UK’s leading cancer research and awareness charity, as its 2021 charity of choice. As part of HealthTrust Europe’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life, every year its employees select a charity to support from a shortlist. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, employees embraced the virtual fundraising environment for last year’s chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Society, exceeding their £5000 target by 38%. They will now look forward to continuing fundraising activities and awareness campaigns for Cancer Research UK.

Currently, 2 in 4 people who have cancer survive it and Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate this to 3 in 4 people within the next 20 years. This will be achieved through key areas of research which include preventing cancer through education, detecting cancer through early diagnosis, treating cancer patients through the development of new treatments, and to optimize by making current treatments more effective.

In the year 2019/2020, Cancer Research UK funded research worth £455 million pounds in almost every aspect of cancer through a variety of mechanisms, from supporting infrastructure, including world-class research institutes to providing grants for projects and training fellowships. Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic last year, prominent advances were made in cancer research last year and so uniting to beat cancer has never been more important.

Dale Robinson, HealthTrust Europe Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to announce Cancer Research UK as our 2021 charity choice. Cancer Research UK are at the heart of progress in medical and scientific cancer research and its thanks to this vital research that survival rates for cancer in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years. Last year, we raised £7,375 for Alzheimer’s Society and I have no doubt that our employees will continue to go to great lengths to support this fantastic cause.”

Jayme Shepherd, Local Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that HealthTrust Europe has chosen Cancer Research UK as their Charity Partner for 2021 and we look forward to working with them and supporting them in their fundraising.

“Cancer Research UK relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving research and it needs support more now than ever, so funds raised through supporters like HealthTrust Europe and their customers are crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who work day and night to fight cancer on all fronts.

“Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, and together we will beat cancer.”