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Non Clinical Staffing (Ref: RM6277)


The NHS Workforce Alliance’s Non Clinical Staffing (NCS) framework provides the NHS with an open, fair and transparent route when hiring non clinical temporary staff that also delivers value for money.

Roles include administrative and corporate staff, IT staff, Clinical Coders and Health Sciences staff, Legal Services, and Estates Management and Ancillary roles – from the most junior to the most senior roles, including board level.

The framework facilitates a range of worker engagement models, including traditional agency and fixed term, and services may be contracted directly, on an ad-hoc basis or via managed service models.


  • Wide range of experienced suppliers including SMEs, specialist niche suppliers and managed solution options
  • Maximum agreement rates are fixed and are also limited in line with the NHS England agency price caps
  • Achieve larger savings using the built in discounts (you can access discounts for length of placement, by nominating a worker, or by hiring large volumes of workers at the same time)
  • Transparent rates and costs for both PAYE and limited company temporary workers, including fixed term appointments
  • We carry out quality assurance audits to make sure worker pre employment checks for NHS roles follow the NHS Employers Check Standards and Skills for Health
  • Non-NHS contracting authorities can specify what pre-employment checks they need: for example, Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
  • Access a range of tools to help you select suppliers including rate card, award support tool and region/skills matrix

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Contract type

Framework Agreement

Framework owner

Crown Commercial Service


Lot 1: Admin & clerical, Lot 2: Corporate functions, Lot 3: IT professionals, Lot 4: Legal,
Lot 5: Scientific, technical and clinical coding,
Lot 6: Estates, facilities management and ancillary staff, Lot 7: Managed service provision – master/neutral vendor

List of suppliers and awarded lots

This is a national contract with an extensive list of agencies awarded to the framework. For a list of suppliers, please contact us using the details below.

Contact name

David Downey

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