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Brookson Healthcare Services currently manage and support over £100 million of locum spend for NHS Trusts through ‘Direct Engagement’


Managing your Temporary Workforce

We understand that temporary workers are important to NHS Trusts. Fluctuations in demand for specialist skills and short term absences in permanent employees are traditionally met by using workers from a ‘staff bank’ or supplied by independent recruitment agencies. This traditional approach to deploying temporary workers leads to additional cost and risk for a Trust.

Brookson have worked with over 10,000 recruitment businesses for over 20 years placing over 90,000 contractors, interims and locums. We are now using this unrivalled experience and expertise to deliver advice and services to NHS Trusts to enable them to manage their temporary workforce in a fundamentally different way which delivers real and significant cost saving.

Our specialist Healthcare Team provides unrivalled expertise, support and state-of-the-art software that enables individual Trusts to efficiently control and manage the procurement of temporary workers. ‘Direct Engagement’ delivers attractive cost savings and is fully compliant to the latest and strictly enforced, HMRC tax obligation rules.

We organise the whole process for you, liaising with all your key suppliers, including Agencies. ‘Direct Engagement’ will: remove the impact of VAT on exempt medical services, allow you to recover VAT on any Agency recruitment fee and provide industry leading management & administrative software and analysis tools. We also work closely with EY who advise a large number of NHS Trusts on tax matters.

‘Direct Engagement’ is fast becoming the preferred option in the procurement of temporary workers for NHS Trusts, particularly locums. Please take just a couple minutes to watch our video and you’ll soon understand why.

To discover the benefits of ‘Direct Engagement’ simply...

Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s experience speaks volumes...

This has been a good relationship so far for us. As well as saving over £100k in the first six months, we have been very pleased with the high quality management information which helps us make more efficient decisions.

Richard Mundon
Project Director

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‘Direct Engagement’ is fast becoming a necessity for NHS Trusts. At Brookson we make a difference delivering significant cost savings, enhanced technology and improved off-payroll worker compliance. One of our NHS clients saved over £870k* in the last six months.

Andrew Fahey MIOD
CommercialDirector, Brookson Healthcare Services.

*Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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