Total Workforce Solutions
Supporting the delivery of the right resource at the right time for the right cost
Workforce Solutions for Healthcare Providers
We partner with public and private healthcare providers to deliver your workforce strategy; reducing reliance on agency staff with strategic procurement activities that meets the holistic workforce demands of your organisation and deliver the right resource at the right time for the right cost. We are here to support your short-term needs whilst providing the procurement tools and expertise to develop the medium and long-term resourcing strategies that enable change and improved patient care.
Workforce Planning Technology & Consultancy
Plan with ICT at the centre of your workforce strategy through our network of value added resellers (VAR) and engage industry expertise through Consultancy & Advisory Services.
Managed & Collaborative Bank Solutions
We offer enhanced bank solutions to best utilise your substantive and limited hours workforce to its maximum capability.
Strategic Recruitment Solutions
Maximise the recruitment relationships and services that you utilise to enhance successful outcomes and reduce agency spend at your sites.
Agency Staffing Services
Plan, structure and tailor strategies with us for managing your agency staffing services across all staffing groups.
Comprehensive Support to Meet Your Requirements
Every aspect of our framework aims to empower healthcare providers to deliver safe, compassionate care – in an efficient and financially sustainable manner.
Tailored Staffing Solutions
From procurement support to workforce planning expertise, you get exactly what you need to comply with NHS Improvement mandates, reduce your agency spend and deliver high-quality patient care. This includes our NHS-leading break-glass controls, which have caps on secondary rate cards.
Experienced Point of Contact
Healthcare providers regularly comment on the knowledgeable, responsive service they get from our team, describing the relationship as a valuable partnership that helps deliver the right resource at the right time.
Robust Independent Auditing Process
We lead the way with our enhanced audit processes, which we’ve developed over 5 years. Every supplier is subject to rigorous due diligence, and all healthcare professionals pass through meticulous NHS Employment checks with added IR35 Assurance and alignment to the Core Skills Training Framework as standard.
Short, Medium & Long-Term Resourcing Strategies
We partner with healthcare providers to develop sourcing strategies that meet your workforce requirements, helping to reduce reliance on agency staff and manage skills in a controlled, proactive manner.
You get complete peace of mind when you partner with our supplier community. We’ve carefully selected the 230 awarded suppliers on our framework, all of which work constructively with our experienced mediators to resolve any questions or concerns you have.
Top Caps League Tables
Provider-specific and data-driven, these league tables give you a quick and easy way to benchmark agency staff procurement and learn from other providers. This tool allows you to select suppliers that have demonstrated adherence to caps in specific band and grade options, regionally and by provider.
“Warrington and Halton Hospitals has worked extensively with HealthTrust Europe (HTE) in establishing a Cheshire and Merseyside Collaborative Cluster approach to agency demand. HTE has been fundamental to the success of this on-going project providing category expertise and a consistent approach throughout which is very much viewed as a partnership. Without the support of HTE the project would not be at the stage it is at; rates have been considerably reduced, we have a standardised pool of agencies and we have introduced a robust break glass process”
Alison Parker, Head of Procurement at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“The Trust has already started to see the benefits of taking a collaborative approach – engaging managers have better visibility of our preferred Agencies and greater clarity on the pricing thereby improving our framework compliance rate. By acting collectively in the region we have successfully pushed back to ensure that rates are in step with the NHSI Cap Rates for all nursing and Medical Locum staff groups. This is an excellent initiative that demonstrates the power of working together”
James Mawrey, Director of Workforce at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“The Trust has adopted a robust yet transparent stance with the agencies that has led to improved administrative processes and procedures and reduced the rates towards the agency caps introduced by NHS Improvement. It is envisaged that this long term partnership will enhance the purchasing power of all trusts and that further savings will be delivered in the future”
Steve Barrow, Deputy Director of Finance at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Health Trust Europe have been instrumental in the establishment of a West Midlands Regional Agency Collaborative Cluster. Health Trust Europe have facilitated and organised engagement between the member Trusts and the supply chain, which is a critical part of the programme. It is hoped that this increased collaborative approach will standardise and harmonise the Medical Locums market in our region.”
Joanne Roberts, Deputy Associate Director – Procurement and Commercial Services (Procurement/Systems) at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
“Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust has been working in partnership with HealthTrust Europe for a number of years. Their advice and guidance has been exceptional on every topic that we have consulted on with them. They assist with all aspects of the NHSI agency rules, operate the framework for our Direct Engagement model, advise on supply and financial issues and help to resolve disputes. When we identify bad practice from agencies they intervene to ensure that framework and NHSI rules are observed.”
Sue Richards, Head of Workforce Transformation & Service Delivery at Hull & Easy Yorkshire NHS Trust
“We’ve worked with HealthTrust Europe since the creation of their Agency Frameworks, taking advantage of multiple category supply and more recently Permanent and International Recruitment. Since the introduction of NHSI Caps we’ve personally found HealthTrust Europe and the Contract Specialists commercially and realistically aligned to the challenges agencies and the NHS face. We’ve been successful with several strategic pitches assisting the NHS reducing their off framework spend by implementing sensible and realistic pricing, driving compliance of capped rates. The proactiveness of the Total Workforce Solutions team at HealthTrust Europe clearly assists MSI in meeting our own strategic objectives.”
Michael Johnson-Ellis, Director of Business Development, MSI Group Ltd
Download our Total Workforce Solutions Framework Brief
Discover more about how our Total Workforce Solutions could work for you.
The Total Workforce Solutions framework brief includes:
- Framework overview
- Frequently Asked Questions
- List of suppliers