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13
Aug

NHS Professionals Ltd seeks investment



The Department of Health has announced that it will be approaching the private sector in order to seek investment in NHS Professionals Ltd, which it currently wholly owns. NHS Professionals is the largest provider of managed flexible services to the NHS, with a national bank of approximately 50,000 workers.

 

The service works with over 77 acute, mental health, foundation and primary care trusts, providing workers for more than two million shifts a year and recruiting approximately 1,000 flexible workers bank every month. The range of services provided includes nursing, medical, Allied Healthcare Professional and Administrative and Clerical staff to Trusts across England.

 

The action has been taken following the government’s announcement of its policy to maximise the value of assets and commercial opportunities as explained in the findings of the Arm’s Length Bodies Review. Any parties that are interested should contact the Department of Health at nhsprofessionals@dh.gsi.gov.uk.

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