Apporved Framework Supplier
We are pleased to announce that we have been approved on the governments list of Recruitment Agencies to supply healthcare workers to the NHS. Austin Dean Recruitment in partnership with REC have a strong working relationship with both NHS Improvement and the Department for Health and Social Care, to drive costs down.
Like many other healthcare agencies we all recognise the huge contribution that agency workers make to the sector. This spirit of collaboration must continue beyond the pandemic, so that all parties can come together to address the long-term workforce planning issues that have blighted the NHS. It is by addressing this longer-term issue of NHS staff planning that we can achieve high quality, good value care for patients and avoid the high-cost, short-notice emergency shifts that can cause so much concern. These shifts cost a lot because staff have higher pay expectations when being asked to work unsociable hours at little notice.
During the past year, specialist healthcare agencies such as Austin Dean Recruitment have provided critical support to the NHS during the toughest challenge in its history. Even before the crisis, there were 100,000 vacancies across the NHS, including 40,000 for nurses. Agency workers cover around 15,000 nursing and medical vacancies every quarter in normal times, and demand has been even higher during the pandemic. Unlike NHS banks, agencies have nation-wide networks of workers and can place staff quickly into the hospitals where they are needed most with all of the appropriate safety checks. Without the experience and skills of these flexible workers, the ability of the NHS to respond to the pandemic would have been seriously impaired. We can show how agencies stepped up to get medical staff back onto wards quicker than other routes – saving vital time in our national response.
As an approved framework provider Austin Dean supply high quality, trained and fully vetted temporary staff onto the frameworks ensuring that we maintain NHS-required standards for workers.
Austin Dean Recruitment is approved on Health Trust Europe and Workforce Alliance Frameworks, as well as International Recruitment, for more information on how we can support your Trust save on agency spend contact us on 020 3489 6070