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Direct Engagement

Engage your contingent workers via any of the compliant methods including on your own payroll.

Direct Engagement

Our Direct Engagement model allows NHS trusts to make financial savings, simply by switching the method in which agency sourced locums are employed.

Traditionally, these workers would be sourced and supplied via recruitment agencies, however, this isn’t the most cost effective way of filling gaps in a trust’s rota. Our approach still sees recruitment agencies source locums, however, in contrast they supply them directly to the trust on a NHS Temporary Worker contract via our Agency Release Module technology. This technology tracks all shift and worker details for smooth processing.

Our in-house payroll and pensions teams ensure compliance and simplicity of payment and process for all involved. Payslips provide transparency for locums on breakdown of costs, whilst the reporting module in our technology offers bespoke reports to our clients – highlighting savings, spend and payroll compliance.

The process is simple to use for locums, trusts and recruitment agencies, with the +Us worker app allowing timesheets to be submitted on the go. If you do have any queries, our client relations and workforce services teams are on hand to answer these. .

Over the past seven years, we have worked with 50 NHS trusts, typically processing in excess of 10,000 timesheets per month and saving the NHS tens of millions during this time.

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Agency Release Module

Our Direct Engagement model is underpinned by a robust Agency Release Module, which is just one element of our wider Contingent Workforce System.

Recruitment agencies are a critical part of the resourcing ecosystem within the NHS and wider healthcare market and their support underpins the ability to deliver patient care across the UK.

Built in conjunction with our clients and enhanced extensively over the last 5 years, our Agency Release Module (ARM) provides our clients with the very best way of releasing vacant shifts to preferred agency partners and receiving CVs back whilst also providing control of rates/commission (framework or otherwise) and compliance criteria.

One of the most widely deployed systems in the sector; ARM is used by more than 50 healthcare clients and over 200 agencies supporting medical and non-medical/clinical contingent recruitment.

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