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Agency & Temporary Staffing

LPP's Agency and Temporary Staffing workstream supports the NHS with all its staffing requirements. We also work with the three NHS procurement hubs as the 'NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership', and together we have built and now manage the National Clinical Staffing Framework Agreement.

The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership National Clinical Staffing Framework Agreement:

The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership's National Clinical Staffing framework provides access to temporary and permanent staff for a wide range of clinical roles, including: 

  • Medical and Dental Staff
  • Nursing and Midwifery

  • Other clinical staff, including Allied Health Professionals and Health Science Staff.

The Clinical Staffing framework has three lots:

Lot 1- Employment Business – Under this lot agencies supply temporary workers and pay the worker.

Lot 2 - Employment Agency – Agencies supply either temporary or permanent workers to the trust, but the trust pays the worker, with the agency receiving a commission fee.

Lot 3 - Neutral Vendor- The supplier acts as a neutral party. They do not supply their own staff, but instead manage the supply chain.


CPP also has in place an International Recruitment Framework for Nursing and we can provide support in accessing a compliant framework for Non-Medical Non-Clinical staff.

We can help trusts with workforce management issues including e-working, staff bank and demand management.


Further information on the new framework can be found in the user guide, allocated under supporting information.

If you want to supply agency staff to the NHS please see our 'for suppliers' page. 

Our People

Chris Cummings Senior Category Manager 020 7188 6704 christine.cummings@lpp.nhs.uk
Helen Lynch Agency & Temporary Staffing Workstream Lead 020 7188 6705 helen.lynch@lpp.nhs.uk
Stephanie-Lea Alexander Category Manager 020 7188 7188 x55301 stephanie.alexander@lpp.nhs.uk
LPP Prior Information Notice

International Healthcare Professionals Recruitment and Associated Services

A PIN for a new framework agreement covering International Healthcare Professionals Recruitment and Associated Services has been published by NHS Commercial Solutions on behalf of NHS London Procurement Partnership and the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership hubs.

The purpose of this PIN is to encourage any organisations interested in delivering International Healthcare Professionals Recruitment and Associated Services under a framework agreement to engage with NHS Commercial Solutions, in order to meet the needs of CPP hub members and other NHS organisations entitled to use the resulting framework agreement. 

Estimated date of publication of contract notice: 26/10/2017

PIN information is available on TED, 2017/S 169-346949