Celebrating another four years in partnership with Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Professionals (NHSP) are delighted to announce that Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has renewed their contract for another four years. Working in partnership with the Trust since January 2007, NHSP will continue to provide flexible working solutions through the management of the staff bank.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust employs more than 4,000 people, caring for a wide range of people and providing essential hospital treatments as well as community health services. The Trust serves people in the hospitals and community services in Harrogate and District, and wider North Yorkshire; and the children and young people who they support through Children’s Public Health Services across large parts of the North East and Yorkshire.

In collaboration for more than 16 years, NHSP has worked with the Trust to deliver numerous initiatives to improve fill rates and cost reductions. Some key highlights of the partnership over the past year include:

  • Bank fill which is currently at its highest filled an additional 43,000 hours in 2022/23 compared to the previous year
  • Achieving £187,000 reduction in agency spend YTD
  • An extra 616 new Bank Members this financial year compared to last year
  • Coming soon – introducing additional service lines including Allied Health Professionals bank, and Admin and Clerical bank

Brenda Mckenzie, Matron for Workforce Assurance and Compliance at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, shared the following on the renewed partnership between NHSP and the Trust:

“We are delighted to renew our contract with NHS Professionals. The past 18 months have highlighted that collaborative working has demonstrated significant success to ensure that we are delivering the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time. The support and intelligence that the NHS Professionals team provides on a daily basis, assists us with critical decision making that improves the quality of patient care whilst making significant cost savings.”

Christine Wilkinson, Regional Director, at NHS Professionals said: “We have achieved some incredible results whilst working in partnership together over the past 18 months. We look forward to continuing to deliver workforce solutions and continued cost savings at Harrogate and putting the right staff into the Trust to care for patients.”