Contract Overview

Approved by NHS England & Improvement (NHSE&I) and accessed by the wider public, independent and charity sectors, Lot 3a, 3b and 3c of TWS II are free to access and can be called off broadly by direct award (click here to find out more on our Unified Hub Portal) or with a more structured supply chain such as a preferred supplier list or a master vendor agreement. TWS II supports health and care providers to deliver their local or regional resourcing strategy by providing free of charge access to innovative market solutions, a team of workforce experts and a robust set of terms and conditions that embed quality assurance provisions, data protection controls and sustainable best value. 

  • Approved by NHSE&I 
  • NHSE&I Capped Rate Support 
  • A clear and effective ‘Break Glass’ policy for use when there is an exceptional risk to patient safety, and structured support for short notice requests 
  • IR35 Assurance 
  • Robust transfer fee protections 
  • A robust, clear and easy to understand Data Protection Protocol 
  • Independent Clinical Audits 
  • In partnership with SAFERjobs and NHS Counter Fraud 
  • Free access to a team of workforce experts 
  • Ease of access 


This Framework Brief provides the NHS and other Public Sector Organisations with an overview of the
following lots under the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement:

Lot 3a: Medical Locums and General Practitioner Workers   HTE-TWS2-3A

This Lot facilitates efficient access to a range of suppliers who have been subject to a rigorous tendering process and are capable of sourcing and providing a range of compliant staff in alignment to the NHS Employers Job Profiles.

With a clear rate card structure that promotes best value and embeds supplier commitments to the NHSE&I
Caps, innovative mechanisms to effectively manage short notice requests, enhanced terms and conditions to best protect providers and a rigorous compliance audit process for quality assurance the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement additionally provides the following services:

  • Mandatory training for all temporary workers in alignment to the Core Skills Training Framework and NHS Employment Check Standards
  • Free of charge access to annual compliance audits conducted by Neuven Solutions to provide reassurance for healthcare providers
  • A 2 week protected period for all suppliers where a transfer fee is applicable, followed by a 4 week transfer notice period for all temporary workers and clear terms and conditions to aid dispute resolution
  • Contractual commitments by awarded suppliers to provide a percentage of their supply at or below the NHSE&I Caps and a clear ‘break glass’ policy where this is not achievable
  • Structured rate card controls for short notice requests, including contractually binding reductions to supplier commission when supply is made at escalated rates
  • Enhanced terms and conditions to ensure supplier alignment to the IR35 determination reached by healthcare providers
  • Support to create bespoke Call-Off Contracts to deliver local resourcing strategies, either individually or as part of a regional collaboration
  • Tailored approaches to remove off-framework and high-cost supply, in alignment to regulatory and government guidance

Accident and Emergency Agency Limited 

Adept Locums Limited 

Applocum Limited 

Athona Limited 

CAMHS Professionals Limited 

Charterhouse Medical UK Limited 

Clinical Employment Services Limited 

Concept Care Solutions Limited 

Day Webster Limited 

Direct Medics Limited 

DOC2UK Limited 

DRC Locums Limited 

Emergency Department Staffing Limited 

Empire Medical Locums Limited 

Evergood Associates Limited

Fresh Recruitment Limited 

General Medicine Group Limited 

Global Medics Limited 

CarePro Limited (novated from Harley Street Recruitment Limited) 

Health Care Resourcing Group Limited (Group Bid – see trade name/subcontractors/group members) 

Holt Doctors Limited 

ID Medical Group Limited 

Immediate Medical Solutions Limited 

Interact Medical Limited 

Total Talent Management (UK) Limited (Formerly known as TTM Healthcare (UK) Limited) 

LAK Locums Limited 

Locum People Limited 

Locum Placement Group Limited 

Locum Vision Limited 

Locumlinx Limited 

Mayday Healthcare Limited 

Medacs Healthcare plc 

Medecho Limited 

Medical Staffing Limited 

MedicsPro Limited 

Medilink Consulting Limited 

Medline Recruitment Limited 

Medsol Healthcare Services Limited 

Merco Medical Staffing Limited 

Mind Professionals Limited 

National Locums Limited 

NC Healthcare Limited 

NHS Professionals Limited 

NISI Enterprises Limited 

Pathology Group Limited 

Pertemps Medical Limited 

PharmEng Limited 

ProMedical Personnel Limited 

Provide Medical Limited 

Pulse Healthcare Limited 

R and S Medical Recruitment Limited 

Recruitment Express Limited t/a The Locum consultancy 

RIG Locums Limited 

RM Medics Limited 

RMR Recruitment Limited 

RS iGroup Limited 

Sensible Staffing Limited 

Sirona Medical Limited 

SOS Medical Limited 

Surgi-Call Locums Limited 

Tempcare 24 Limited 

Dedicare Healthcare Templars Medical Agency (UK) Limited 

The Placement Group Healthcare Limited 

Total Assist Recruitment Limited 

Triple West Medical Limited 

Unite Medical Limited 

Winlight Recruitment Limited 

Your Nurse Limited 

Your World Recruitment Limited 

We are pleased to officially confirm that our Total Workforce Solutions II Framework Agreement has been extended for a further twelve months to 25th January 2025. Please note this is the final extension and the framework will end on this date.

As a signed beneficiary of the agreement for any of the three sub-Lots, you are automatically extended in alignment to your Supplier Access Agreement, and we can confirm that no further actions are required on your behalf to continue to access our services.

In conjunction with the break in the contract at extension, we have taken the opportunity to appraise our awarded suppliers and consolidate the list to those that have demonstrated capability during the initial term of the framework agreement.

As such, we have the following announcements with respect to suppliers that
will no longer be awarded suppliers on this agreement with effect from 25th January 2024.

1. Medical Locums & General Practitioners (Lot 3a)
NHS Professionals

2. Nursing & Care Services (Lot 3b)
NHS Professionals

3. AHP and HSS staff (Lot 3c)
NHS Professionals

Should any Trust require support in transitioning supply away from any of the above suppliers, please contact us, we can support with a compliant process through the framework to maintain your staffing levels effectively.

We are pleased to confirm that we have extended 68 suppliers on Lot 3a, 168 suppliers on Lot 3b, and 68 suppliers on Lot 3c with various approved sub-contractors (as listed in the HealthTrust Europe Partnership Portal) available
to continue to offer broad access to a range of supply chain options..

HealthTrust Europe is committed to delivering high quality workforce services to our healthcare partners in conjunction with our awarded supplier community. We want to work cohesively and transparently with all, please help us in supporting you to deliver the agreement pro-actively.

If you need any further information or wish to discuss any aspect of this notice, please call us on 0845 887 4979 or email with your
query or requirements

Healthcare providers can access the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement by visiting the HealthTrust Europe Partnership Portal (

Once registered, the Partnership Portal will offer step by step instructions to support document completion, and allow healthcare providers to self-serve and confirm free access to Lots 3a, 3b & 3c. To confirm access to each Lot of the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement it is a requirement for healthcare
providers to:

• Complete an Order Form that acts as an access agreement between the healthcare provider and HealthTrust Europe; and
• Complete a Supplier Access Agreement that compliantly enables healthcare providers to confirm which suppliers they wish to access under the Total Workforce Solutions II agreement.

Following completion of both the Order Form and Supplier Access Agreement HealthTrust Europe will notify the suppliers chosen to confirm transition of supply to the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement.

Should it not be possible to access the Partnership Portal enquiries can alternatively be sent to instead.