Over the past 10 years, Remedium has successfully gained entry onto three frameworks. These frameworks ensure we work ethically and provide best value to our NHS clients – crucial to our mission of solving the NHS staffing crisis. Remedium is on the three approved frameworks for fixed term, permanent recruitment of doctors and nurses – two with Crown Commercial Services, and one with Health Trust Europe. We are incredibly proud to work with over 80 NHS Trusts on terms agreed via our frameworks.
The Value of Frameworks
Procurement is an essential function in the NHS. Sourcing and purchasing the necessary goods and services to provide high quality patient care is becoming ever more complex, with the growing range of products and services required- and procurement processes can be a significant burden to healthcare organisations. Designed to streamline the procurement process, frameworks outline pre-agreed terms and conditions, standardised pricing and a range of suppliers who have been thoroughly vetted. Frameworks allow healthcare organisations to procure goods and services more efficiently and ensure fair pricing and high standards of service.
Frameworks are especially crucial for recruitment agencies working with the NHS – particularly for international recruitment and recruitment at scale. The process involved in gaining entry onto frameworks ensures suppliers are priced competitively, conduct business to a uniform set of standards, and have been vetted by the framework awarding body – in short, ensuring suppliers work ethically, fairly and for fair compensation. Frameworks ensure that the terms of contract are clear to both parties, removing any ambiguity and ensuring a smooth working relationship from the beginning of the contract.
The frameworks we are on also require us to adhere to the NHS employers code of practice – which guides which countries we can recruit from. To adhere to frameworks, and as part of our commitment to practicing ethical recruitment, we do not recruit from countries with a low doctor to patient ratio. This ensures international recruitment into the NHS does not have a negative impact on the global healthcare system.
Frameworks for International Recruitment
There are several frameworks for recruitment companies that work with the NHS, to ensure recruitment companies are operating legally and ethically. These frameworks require adherence to high standards of recruitment, a commitment to good industry practice and a thorough vetting. There are several frameworks the NHS can use to procure recruitment services, such as the CCS, Health Trust Europe, and the National Clinical Staffing Framework.
Remedium is proud to be included in the above frameworks– and we are excited to announce we are now on Lot 1, 2 and 5 of the RM6333 CCS framework. Remedium can now offer international recruitment for doctors, nurses and midwives, as well as candidate pastoral support via the framework.
We know the NHS is facing a significant staffing challenge- and we are excited to be able to increase our support offering for Trusts. We hold the NHS in the highest regard and the long-term sustainability of universal healthcare is at the heart of everything we do.
If you want to hear more about how Remedium can support your trust, please contact us today.