A fresh approach to healthcare recruitment
There’s a reason why Sanctuary Health is a trusted supplier to hundreds of healthcare employers nationwide and on framework to supply qualified staff through Crown Commercial Service (CCS), Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) and HealthTrust Europe. It’s simple. We place people and clinical governance at the heart of everything we do. Our healthcare consultants have an exceptional understanding of frontline pressures and the need for robust compliance so that you can employ with confidence. When it comes to finding you high calibre candidates, nobody is better placed to help.
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Case Study: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
“Oxford Health has always found Sanctuary Health to be responsive to our needs and to provide high quality staff. Their compliance checks and rates all meet framework requirements and any issues are always highlighted. We use a lot of agency staff in the Trust and receive no complaints about Sanctuary staff or supplied workers.” - Linda Scott, Staffing Solutions Manager, Oxford Health NHS Foundation TrustSanctuary Health has been a preferred supplier to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust since January 2016. During this time, we have worked hard to support hiring managers in building a resilient resourcing solution in line with the NHSi caps.The ChallengeBack in 2016, Oxford Health were experiencing recruitment challenges all too familiar with rural NHS Trusts. They were being charged too heavily by local recruitment agencies, who were also struggling to fill the vacancies. To help address this, Oxford Health set up a preferred supplier list (PSL). This was to reduce agency spend and give assurance over compliance and ability to fill vacancies in line with the NHSi caps. But this was just half the battle. They needed to award agencies with a place on their PSL capable of recruiting healthcare professionals across a large geographic area, covering several counties. The Solution Sanctuary Health specialises in filling long-term block bookings within the community for even the most hard-to-fill contracts in rural trusts. Oxford Health knew this and awarded Sanctuary a place on their PSL to help relieve some of the pressure. Our experienced consultants immediately sourced candidates across the local community. These included specialists in general practice, mental health community services and other acute inpatient services. Placing people and safe recruitment at the heart of our work, Oxford Health felt reassured from the start. Within the first three years, we placed 75 highly qualified candidates. Many were within roles previously considered ‘hard-to-fill’. Yet, we not only quickly filled the vacancies, we did so at the best rate and in accordance with the NHSi cap rules.To this day, we only ever present the Trust with fully compliant highly suitable candidates. We liaise with procurement, temporary staffing teams and the hiring managers on recruitment strategies for each locality.
Case Study: Priory Group
“Sanctuary Personnel are a PSL supplier to the Priory Group. Since their inclusion, Sanctuary has assisted in the supply of over 16,000 hours to our services. I have requested support on multiple occasions for services that have required short notice and Sanctuary has always diligently assisted where they can. Often, they’ll go above and beyond to ensure our needs are met. Their customer interaction and service are of a high quality. I have no hesitation in recommending Sanctuary. I am sure that they would only be a benefit to other businesses.” - Daniel Ashenden, Agency Manager, Priory GroupSanctuary Health has been supporting Priory Group as a preferred supplier since February 2018. Within the first 15-month, Sanctuary supplied the Group with 80 highly qualified multi-disciplinary health and social care candidates. Having overcome many resourcing challenges for the Group, Sanctuary has since been awarded a place on the Group’s national permanent PSL. The Challenge The Priory Group in Bristol approached Sanctuary Health at the end of 2017. It was struggling to find a solution to the geographic challenges in recruiting of health and social care professionals. Being rural, it was proving particularly difficult to attract experienced mental health nurses and mental health support workers. And with many of the teams being multi-disciplinary, they needed an agency that could quickly mobilise social workers, as well as psychologists and occupational therapists.The Solution Having already benefitted from Sanctuary Health’s support at a previous employer, the Clinical Director, knew Sanctuary would be able to assist. With a nationwide community of mental health professionals, Priory Group, tapped into an established talent pool. Initially, Sanctuary Health was tasked with recruiting candidates for a small number of sites. We quickly filled vacancies that had previously been difficult to fill. Just four months later, Sanctuary was awarded a place on the local Priory Group PSL following the Group’s procurement exercise. Our national coverage, specialist mental health recruitment services and safe recruitment practices, stood us in a strong position. Within the first 15 months of supplying candidates to the Bristol Priory Group we placed 80 candidates, including:Mental Health Nurses (RMNs)Learning Disability Nurses (RNLDs)General Nurses (RGNs)Healthcare Assistants (HCAs)Occupational Therapists (OTs)Social Workers Psychologists We met with each hiring manager to fully understand their resourcing needs. This made it easier to quickly identify suitable candidates. Although the Priory Group is privately run, it still benefits from our stringent compliance and safe recruitment processes - the same checks we apply in accordance with NHS frameworks. This means, the Group can be safe in the knowledge that each candidate that walks through their doors is fully compliant.We’re proud to say, our commitment to finding location and profession-specific resourcing solutions has seen us added to the Group’s national permanent PSL.
Case Study: Berkshire Healthcare NHS
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust is a long and established client of Sanctuary Health. Over the past 6 years, Sanctuary Health has been quick to identify hard-working highly qualified healthcare professionals, often at short notice, for the Trust.The Challenge Since February 2013, Sanctuary Health has been engaged with the Trust as a preferred supplier on the CPP framework. Being a foundation trust, they required candidates within a broad variety of healthcare disciplines. Most of the roles they needed to fill were within the ‘no high cost’ NHS cap area, which meant they were competing with other employers offering higher rates of pay. The Solution We knew we had to work extra hard to identify suitable candidates; those who we knew would enjoy working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Our consultants went to great lengths to understand the benefits of working in each locality and were able to translate the benefits back to candidates. Immediately, we were able to assist the Trust with block-booking based vacancies within community settings, which helped relieve some of the frontline pressures. Sanctuary Health worked closely with the Trust to overcome the challenges that they were facing. To this day, this involves regular review meetings to share information on the market. Having recruited over 70 candidates, the Trust is confident in our ability to offer innovative resourcing solutions to help build a more resilient workforce. So much so that it has invited Sanctuary Health to assist with its permanent recruitment.Long-term partnership One of the many benefits of supporting clients over several years is that we get to see candidates develop their careers and progress into management. Team Manager in Berkshire Adolescent Service CMHT, Seb Byrne, who was once a candidate and is now a client at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, says:“I have been using the Sanctuary team for over 10 years now, as a candidate and now a client. They always find me suitable hard-working staff at very short notice. Sanctuary have proved their worth over time as an excellent provider that has caused me to feel reassured when agency workers are represented by them. The team work hard to bring in a wide range of talented locum healthcare professionals to provide short- and long-term solutions dependent upon the roles that need to be filled.”
Case Study: Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
“Sanctuary Health has been supplying AWP with nursing staff for some time and I can honestly say that they have been a pleasure to work with. They have a real understanding of the staffing pressures that we face, and their help has been invaluable to keep our wards staffing at required level. Their consultants are diligent in finding us the dependable, reliable and knowledgeable staff both Qualified and Healthcare Assistants. I would certainly be happy to recommend Sanctuary.” - Clare Pittaway, Bank Team Leader, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS TrustSanctuary Health has been supporting Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) with its recruitment since December 2013.The ChallengeAs with many NHS Trusts delivering crucial mental health services, AWP was struggling to find a recruitment agency that was able to provide a resourcing solution for all its community roles. Being rural, they had limited success with local recruitment agencies who did not have the same talent pool of mental health professionals to draw from. The Solution Sanctuary Health was quick to identify suitable candidates; those we knew would be interested in working in the community settings identified by the Trust. Most importantly, we were able to assist the hiring managers with recruiting multi-disciplinary teams. We swiftly placed fully compliant ready-to-work community mental health nurses (CPNs) as well as social workers in addition to the following roles:Support workersPsychologistsOffender health nursesRMNsCAMHS nursesOccupational TherapistsOver a five-year period, we have placed over 100 candidates with the Trust. Impressed by Sanctuary Health’s ability to find highly qualified mental health professionals, the Trust asked us to recruit candidates for its inpatient roles where we are offering the same level of placement fulfilment. By tapping into Sanctuary’s extensive talent pool of healthcare professionals, the Trust is also meeting its obligations to cap and control pay in accordance with the NHSi capped rates. Previously, this had been a difficult task. Today, we are proud to say that we remain one of Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust’s largest suppliers of community staff and we work hard to supply the Trust with a broader range of candidates across multiple localities.
Sanctuary Personnel have been supplying AWP with nursing staff for some time and I can honestly say that they have been a pleasure to work with. They have a real understanding of the staffing pressures that we face and their help has been invaluable to keep our wards staffing at required level, consultants are diligent in finding us the dependable, reliable and knowledgeable staff both Qualified and Healthcare Assistants. I would certainly be happy to recommend Sanctuary Personnel.
Bank Team Leader
We have worked with Sanctuary for a number of years and have an excellent working relationship. They have a high level of integrity as a recruiter and put forward only those fully compliant candidates who closely match our requirements. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sanctuary for their excellent, cost-effective service.
Temporary Staffing Bookings and Requests Lead
Sanctuary Personnel were very helpful to Norfolk Recovery Partnership (NRP) over the last 18 months of their service operations. They supplied a number of very good quality candidates to the service in roles of nurses and recovery workers and worked with the service to bring candidates into roles in a timely way within the costs of the service. They dealt directly with the electronic NHS Trust infrastructure to arrange timesheets and invoices. The consultants established a very good knowledge of the service ad had very good understanding of the roles required to deliver services. They visited NRP to meet team leads to understand the changing needs and responded promptly if difficulties occurred.
Head of Clinical Practice
I have found Sanctuary to be fast, reliable and with a sound understanding of Substance Misuse and the qualities required in a candidate. The people they have supplied have been first class in terms of attitude, experience, knowledge and flexibility. They have sound processes around administration and respond to requests promptly and professionally.
We have an evergreen supply of healthcare candidates across every medical discipline, recruiting HCAs, nurses, doctors as well as allied health, health science, imaging and mental health professionals and non-clinical personnel. We match high calibre qualified professionals, with the rights skills, experience and attitude, to your exact needs. Whether you require an individual specialist or a multidisciplinary team, we know how to find just the right people, and fast.
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Healthcare Staffing Solutions
There’s a reason why we are a preferred health and social care resourcing partner to more than 180 public sector organisations, including the NHS, as well as many high-profile charities and private organisations. It’s simple. We place people first. Our healthcare consultants offer an award-winning service. A service that appreciates frontline pressures and the importance of clinical governance. The healthcare candidates we support trust us to find them highly suitable positions. This is why we have one of the most comprehensive far-reaching communities of healthcare candidates in the UK.For our clients, this means we can recruit the right person, for the right role, every time. We do this whilst operating one of the most vigorous candidate safeguarding and compliance processes in our sector. Explore your healthcare resourcing options At Sanctuary Health, we believe in a sweet spot in healthcare recruitment; a place where client and candidate needs are met, without fail. Healthcare employers who chose to partner with Sanctuary Health value this. They trust us to resolve their resourcing pain points. This can be on a managed service basis or you might simply need a resourcing service you can plug into as and when you need support. Being an on-framework supplier to the NHS and a preferred supplier to public, voluntary and private sector organisations across the UK, we’ve made it as easy as possible to access our services. Locum healthcare recruitmentOur specialist locum healthcare resourcing teams have created trusted relationships with candidates throughout the UK, even in traditionally hard-to-resource localities.Whether you are a rural employer contending with the pull of out-of-county employers or you are a City-based employer caring for the rapidly increasing needs of a growing population, we can help.At Sanctuary Health, we love nothing more than a challenge. If you have contract or ad hoc healthcare roles you are finding difficult to resource, we have just the right answer. Permanent healthcare recruitmentOur 360-degree permanent healthcare recruitment service is an attractive option for healthcare employers looking to create the very best healthcare teams. We can quickly resource permanent professionals across the entire spectrum, from the most promising newly qualified healthcare professional to the most experienced specialists working in niche practice areas.Want to find out more? Contact us today!
Healthcare Compliance Services
Placing highly qualified experienced candidates doesn’t happen by chance. It only happens in a highly regulated, process driven environment. As one of the largest and well-respected health and social care recruiters in the UK, we know this. This is why our multi-point candidate verification process is one of the most robust in the industry. Without fail, we’ll always meet each candidate face-to-face before placement. When you outsource your compliance to Sanctuary Health, you’ll know each candidate placed is safe, suitably experienced and qualified. Let us take the pressure offIs compliance a bottleneck, with other departments competing for attention? Is it a headache getting a new team of healthcare workers on the ground?Whatever your onboarding pain points, we can make sure compliance isn’t one of them. We can handle your entire compliance process, even if we haven’t sourced the candidates.How does it work?Once we are provided with information about a candidate, our multi-checking process starts. By no-means an exhaustive list, most checks involve:Full employment historyPersonal references of employment and performance history Training and qualifications Professional registrationIdentity and original identity documents in person (face to face)Immigration status/Right to Work in the UKDisclosure and Barring Service and overseas police checks for new entrantsOccupational health screening for role/occupational health review for all clinical staffUp-to-date statutory and role relevant trainingOur approach ensures your compliance procedures adhere to the UK legislative requirements and NHS Employer Standards. As an on-framework supplier to the NHS, we strictly follow Crown Commercial Services (CCS), Collaborative Procurement Programme (CPP) and HealthTrust Europe (HTE) framework compliance terms.It means you can safely mobilise entire teams of healthcare professionals, without delay. Contact us today to find out how you could benefit from outsourcing your compliance services.
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Sanctuary Health is much more than a recruitment partner. We provide complete resourcing solutions to meet your exacting needs as a healthcare employer.Our community Our specialist healthcare resourcing teams have created trusted relationships with clusters of locum healthcare professionals. We have allied health, imaging, mental health, and health science professionals, doctors and nurses, ready to work across every pocket of the UK. International message here. This means, wherever you are based, we can meet any and every locum resourcing demand you place on us, quickly and easily. With thousands of healthcare professional registered with Sanctuary Health, we can manage larger scale projects, and swiftly relieve recruitment crises. Wide selection of candidatesWe recruit at all levels, from those new to their chosen profession, through to senior practitioners and those trained in specialist areas of expertise.Since we are on the approved frameworks, all our locum candidates can relax in their current role knowing we can supply into the future.On-framework recruitmentSanctuary adheres to the rules that cap and control agency spend, as set out by Monitor and the Trust Development Authority for all NHS trusts in England.We are proud to be appointed by the three main NHS frameworks (Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) and HealthTrust Europe. A trusted resourcing partner, this means we can supply the broadest possible range of healthcare professionals to NHS trusts across the UK.Read more about the frameworks we are on.Trusted, safe recruitment of locum healthcare professionalsWith our market-leading compliance and safeguarding process, you can be assured that all staff provided have been thoroughly vetted for your peace of mind.Let Sanctuary help with your resourcing requirements, register a vacancy today!
Safe Healthcare Recruitment
As a leading healthcare recruitment specialist in the UK, we place safe recruitment at the heart of everything we do. We believe, this is not just best practice, but our duty. A duty we take seriously as an on-framework agency and DBS umbrella organisation. Therefore, we operate one of the most rigorous compliance processes within the healthcare recruitment sector – so that you know that the professionals we place are of the highest calibre. Face-to-face vettingEvery candidate goes through a robust and thorough compliance checking process before they start their placement. This includes a face-to-face meeting, where original documents are seen and verified. Here, they are also interviewed to make sure they are suitable for the role.As a DBS registered body, Sanctuary physically checks and processes criminal record and safeguarding documentation to ensure each candidate is safe to work. We also have screening processes in place to check professional registration and employment history. Our compliance checks include:Proof of identity (provided in person)Full employment history Verification of professional registration Checking of professional referee details for the last 5 yearsVerification of training and qualificationsDisclosure and Barring Service and relevant overseas police checks Proof of eligibility to work in the UK Check on up—to-date statutory and role specific trainingOccupational health screening (for relevant services)This approach ensures our healthcare recruitment services are always compliant and that we adhere to the safe recruitment guidelines for those working with vulnerable people, as set out through local and national government, as well as the Crown Commercial Services, The Collaborative Procurement Partnership and HealthTrust Europe frameworks.Find out why hundreds of employers trust Sanctuary, contact us today.