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Uniting to challenge rising agency staffing costs

Uniting to challenge rising agency staffing costs

Following the recent imposition of caps on the rates the NHS can pay for temporary staff, London's NHS trusts have worked together to provide a united front against agencies refusing to comply - and the result in an unprecedented commitment by agencies to support trusts to meet their obligations.

03-01-16    Agency

Minor Works DPS Information Events for Members

Minor Works DPS Information Events for Members

Our new Minor Works DPS will be live on 4th January 2016. Free information sessions will be held on Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th January 2016 are for LPP members and will explain the DPS process and the support available from LPP's Estates, Facilities and Professional Services team.

11-12-15    Estates Facilities

New Minor Works DPS to boost SME participation in public sector construction and related contracts

New Minor Works DPS to boost SME participation in public sector construction and related contracts

LPP is inviting would-be suppliers in the construction and related industries to apply to join its new ‘Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System’ (DPS) which will cover works valued up to £500,000.

16-11-15    Estates Facilities

Insulin Pump Therapy scoping exercise underway

Insulin Pump Therapy scoping exercise underway

The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub Insulin Pump Therapy framework is available to LPP members through our collaboration as NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership.

12-11-15    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

New National Clinical Staffing Framework in preparation

New National Clinical Staffing Framework in preparation

LPP is leading the work to build a new National Clinical Staffing Framework, on behalf of the four NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership hubs.

12-11-15    Agency

NHS PFI benchmarking review saves Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust £4.81m

NHS PFI benchmarking review saves Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust £4.81m

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, working with NHS London Procurement Partnership, has demonstrated that PFI contracts are not untouchable when it comes to finding savings for the NHS – a benchmarking review of the Soft Facilities Management (FM) element of its PFI contract has resulted in savings of £4.81m.

21-10-15    Estates Facilities

Agency staffing caps consultation published

Agency staffing caps consultation published

Monitor and the TDA have published the consultation on proposed agency caps with a deadline for responses of 5pm on 13th November.

15-10-15    Agency

International nurse recruitment restrictions lifted: collaboration opportunity

International nurse recruitment restrictions lifted: collaboration opportunity

The home secretary has moved to relax controversial immigration controls on nurses working in the UK.

15-10-15    Agency

Audit and Audit Consultancy framework now available to LPP members

Audit and Audit Consultancy framework now available to LPP members

The East of England CPH Audit and Audit Consultancy framework is now available to LPP members, as a result of our working together as the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership.

09-10-15    Professional Services

Language Services DPS for all public sector now live

Language Services DPS for all public sector now live

The new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Language Services accessible by all public sector organisations across England is now live.

01-10-15    Professional Services