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Crown Commercial Service Health temporary staff frameworks approved by Monitor

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is delighted to confirm that Monitor has approved the use of our 5 health temporary staffing frameworks.

Hospital staff

Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority have implemented a cap on the amount of money that trusts can pay per hour for agency staff working for the NHS. Alongside the cap, new rules include a requirement that all agency staff sourcing must be made through approved framework agreements. The latest announcement confirms that CCS is able to offer a compliant route for the sourcing of NHS agency staff.

This rule will come into force from 1 April 2016.

Find out more about the rate caps and new rules

The 5 frameworks are:

To find out more about these agreements and the benefits they can provide for your NHS trust please follow the links above.

We also have a dedicated customer team available so if you need help running your further competition please call the team on 0345 410 2222 or email

Published 21 March 2016