International Recruitment

The framework is in response to, and aligned with, recommendations set out for international recruitment in the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan. The Workforce Alliance's International Recruitment framework supports the NHS and the public sector in their future recruitment strategies.

Start: 30-11-18
End: 19-03-23
Contract type: Framework (Call Off)
Accessible to: All Public Sector
Authority: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
OJEU Award Ref: 2018/S 110-250600
Initial period (years): 2.00
Extensions remaining: 0.00
NHS LPP Ref: IR-HCA2019-2877
NHS LPP contact: Andrew Mumby / 020 3007 0600 ext. 6050 /

This was the first framework launched by the Workforce Alliance. Suppliers and customers will benefit from a strong partnership that brings together Crown Commercial Service, as the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK, combined with the extensive expertise and experience that NHS Procurement in Partnership has in the NHS.

Our framework ensures providers:

  • This framework has been approved by NHS Improvement, upholding to the Government's standards in ethical recruitment, codes of practise and regulations.
  • All suppliers on the framework have a proven track record in the internationsl sourcing of clinical staff into the United Kingdom.
  • The framework offers a compliant and flexible route to market. Our ustomers have the option to either direct award or progress a mini-competition.
  • The framework ensures compliance with changes relating to leaving the EU, regulatory changes, language testing, and immigration policy.

If you have any additional questions, please email



The framework addresses the NHS need to increase international recruitment to fill existing vacancies. The framework for International Recruitment ensures compliance with NHS pre-employment standards, connecting trusts with dedicated staff working hard to treat people with care, compassion and dignity.

The International Recruitment framework grants access to a wide range of experienced international recruitment organisations, that all operate at a high standard of quality.

Lot 1 - Single Staff Group Sourcing

1a Nursing and midwifery staff

1b Medical (inlcuding GPs) & dental staff

1c Other staff

Lot 2 - Multi Staff Group Sourcing

Across 1a/1b/1c Multi Clinical Staffing Groups





Awarded suppliersLot 1a Nursing & MidwiferyLot 1b Medical LocumsLot 1c Other Clinical StaffLot 2 Multi Staff Group
Applocum Ltd   


Auston May Medical T/A Xander Hendrix Healthcare       *    1a,1c
Austin Resources Healthcare Ltd all 
BDI Resourcing   *   1a,1b 
BN Healthcare Ltd  * all 
Bridge Staffing Services                    *   1a, 1c 
Castlerock Recruitment Group Ltd  * all 
Chase Madison  *   1a, 1b 
Chester Professional Services Ltd     1a,1c 
CPL Healthcare  *   1a, 1c 
Daytime Healthcare Recruitment Ltd  * * all 
DRC Locums Ltd      
Ealoor Consultancy UK Ltd      
HBSUK Ltd  *      
ID Medical Group Ltd  *   1a,1c 
Just Specialist Recruitment Ltd  * all 
Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment      
Matter Stream T/A Advanta Healthcare  *    1a,1b
Medacs Healthcare PLC  * all 
 Medline Recruitment  *   1a,1b 
 Medox Paramedical T/A Drake Medox      *   1a, 1c 
MMA Healthcare      
MSI Group Ltd  *   1a,1c 
Mylocum Ltd       *   1a, 1c 
Neptune International Recruitment Services Ltd               *      
NEU Professionals  *      
 PCA Nursing        *      
 Pertemps Medical           all 

PULSE Healthcare Ltd    

Renaissance Personnel Ltd  *      

Rig Medical Recruit

 *    *  1a, 1c
Sanctuary Personnel Ltd    *   1a, 1c 

Vostek Ltd

 *  *  *  all
WNA Healthcare      
Your World Recruitment  * all 

How to access

To utilise this framework agreement without any access fee, please contact your procurement hub listed below and we will promptly get back to you with an access agreement.



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