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HCL named on LPP Medical Locums Framework

HCL Doctors has been named on the London Procurement Programme Medical Locums Framework, commencing Tuesday 1 May 2012.
Managing Director Liz Bickley attributes the contract win to the outstanding ability of HCL Doctors to successfully fill shifts and build strong relationships.

“HCL Thames Medics has an unbeatable reputation as one of the UK’s leading locum agencies. As an organisation we have made the strategic decision to trade as HCL Doctors on the new framework, consolidating all of HCL Doctors brands into one unit. This consolidation will create an elite on-framework service, providing our clients and candidates with complete transparency and access to a wider pool of resources, and all in-line with the introduction of the LPP Medical Locums Framework,” Mrs. Bickley said.

National frameworks are focused on standardising and improving the quality of patient care, and the LPP works with Trusts to maximise their investment in patient care - helping deliver the highest quality services while at the same time ensuring value for money.
“By using HCL and other agencies on the framework, Trusts in London can expect to see savings between £800,000 and £1.2mn a year, and this is in-line with the NHS’ £20bn savings target. Staffing currently accounts for nearly two thirds of the annual NHS budget, and is by far the largest single cost in healthcare,” she said.

HCL looks to demonstrate their capacity as a volume supplier on the new framework, as well as build relationships with new clients and continue to deliver to existing customers.

“Our customers enjoy a premium service, and as the largest provider of temporary staff to the NHS, we look forward to delivering innovative and measurable outsourcing and staffing solutions by drawing on our proven experience working with almost every Trust and hospital across the country. HCL Doctors is committed to helping Trusts achieve their objectives by enabling innovation, increasing efficiency, improving patient outcomes and reducing clinical risk.”


For any further information, contact HCL Communications and PR Manager Laura Ackland on +44 (0) 207 451 1448.

About HCL plc
HCL plc, headquartered in London, is the UK’s leading provider of staffing solutions in the health and social care sectors within our chosen markets. Every week, HCL supplies over 2,000 temporary and permanent doctors, allied health professionals, qualified social workers and administration & clerical staff to public and private sectors. Company has approximately 340 employees in the UK (excluding affiliates) and serves Trusts and hospitals. Our six divisions comprise of HCL Healthcare, HCL Medical Technical, HCL Nursing, HCL Permanent, HCL Fairstaff and HCL Social Care. Please visit our website at

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