Framework for the supply of Permanent Theatre Nursing staff. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and is one of the leading hospitals in Europe. The Trust has an international reputation for quality of care, information technology, clinical training and research. QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 700,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. It is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal transplant, burns and plastics and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.
QEHB employs over 7,200 staff and has 1,213 inpatient beds, 32 operating theatres and a 100-bed critical care unit, the largest co-located critical care unit in the world. QEHB is host to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM).
As a result of growth in activity the Trust is required to expand the operating theatre time available.
UHB is facing staff shortages in its operating theatre departments. The Trust has attempted to recruit Band 5 Theatre staff by launching local and national campaigns, but there is an insufficient number of candidates. For that reason, UHB is looking to appoint a provider(s) who have experience in recruiting nurses for the NHS, to will be responsible for facilitating and conducting the recruitment of European (and international) Theatre Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners.
Please note the Trust is not looking to award a framework agreement for the supply of permanent Theatre nursing staff and would not be interested in proposals for temporary or agency staff as part of the procurement exercise.
Contract Duration: 12 month contract with opportunity to extend for a further 3 x 12 months
Value: Not provided
Deadline: 12 noon, 10th May 2013
Awarding Body: University Hospitals Birmingham, University Hospital Birmingham, 32-34 Melchett Road, Kings Norton, West Midlands B30 3HG. Tel: 0121 3712467. Mobile: 07809414400. Email: email@example.com (Miss Clare Houghton).
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