The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust continues working with NHS Professionals

18 years of partnership continues!


NHS Professionals are excited to announce that The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has renewed their contract. This means that NHS Professionals will continue to work alongside the Trust, managing its flexible workforce across a number of staff groups – a partnership that has been active for more than 18 years.

For more than half a million people in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire, the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides life-saving acute healthcare services from three hospital sites, alongside a variety of community settings. It also hosts two regional specialist centres for burns and spinal injuries that are renowned throughout the north of England.

Since the beginning of the collaboration in 2005, NHS Professionals has worked with the Trust to build the number of Bank Members available and reduce external agency spend.

With a variety of tailored workforce plans and strategies, the partnership has achieved some incredible year on year results including:

  • 611,282 hours filled - an increase of 84,018 hours
  • 71,289 shifts filled - an increase of 9,953 shifts
  • 2,845 Bank Members working shifts - an increase of 200 healthcare professionals

In addition, NHS Professionals has focused on reducing external agency spend at the Trust, achieving a reduction of £210,864 in the last year. The business has also identified other agency savings through their bespoke ‘bumping’ model amounting to £277,421.

Commenting on the renewal, Talib Yaseen OBE, Chief Nursing Officer at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to continue to work with NHS Professionals to support us with our temporary staffing requirements and to ensure that we can offer flexible employment to local people.”

Juliette Cosgrove, Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Governance at NHS Professionals said: “It is testimony to the strength of our relationship that The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has committed to continue their longstanding partnership with us. We have achieved some incredible results whilst working together over the years and we look forward to continuing to deliver even more innovative workforce solutions for the Trust and the patients they care for.”