Agency & Temporary Staffing Old

Agency and temporary staffing covers all NHS non-permanent staff. In addition, our frameworks include options for international recruitment and permanent staff recruitment.

The range of jobs covered includes:

  • Medical locums (including locum GPs)
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health Professionals & Health Science Services staff (e.g.physiotherapists, speech therapists, laboratory staff).

Many NHS organisations also have a staff bank for various job categories. The bank is a pool of permanent staff who are willing to work extra hours, or staff who only want flexible hours.

London trusts alone spend more than £500 million a year on bank and agency staff. View our case study showing how we helped one member cut agency costs by £1m a year and raise compliance and quality standards.


UCLH highlights the actions it took to manage and significantly reduce the use of agency staff.

In this video Richard Humble gives advice on how to employ locums safely and ensure they meet quality and safety standards.