ID Medical Agency Reduction Programme Diagram

What is our agency reduction programme?

Managing agency spend efficiently is crucial for NHS trusts. At ID Medical, we’ve created a transformative solution with our Agency Reduction Programme.

It’s a flexible model designed to drive down your long-term agency usage and reliance.

Flexible to your trust’s requirements, our programme can help you realise extensive savings opportunities through:

  • Agency Management and Direct Engagement

  • Managed Services

  • International & Permanent Recruitment

  • Clinical Services

  • Staff Bank

  • Primary Care – GP Triage


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Suppliers delivering
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6 wks

From initiation to
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A multifaceted strategy

Designed to sustainably reduce your trust’s contingent labour costs and eradicate off-Framework reliance.

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Take back control of your DE processes

Many trusts lose significant revenue from missed opportunities in their Direct Engagement processes, not having a Managed Services supply chain or long term permanent recruitment strategy.

With the Agency Reduction Programme, we help ensure you’re realising the full benefits, leading to maximised savings.

And our focus isn’t just on the short term; we help you build for the future.

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Flexible to any organisation’s requirements

Our programme can help you realise extensive savings opportunities through:

• Agency Management and Direct Engagement
• Fully Managed Services
• International, Permanent Recruitment
Clinical Services – Insourcing and outsourcing

All supported by fully interoperable Workforce Management Technology for transparent Management Information.

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Rate and unit cost reductions for tangible savings

Unnoticed excessive charges and varying rates from different departments can quickly add up. By providing a comprehensive analysis of your trust’s agency spend, we can identify and rectify these inefficiencies.

Another approach for reducing rates and unit costs is through the eradication of off-Framework reliance. This is made possible through ID Medical’s approval with all major Frameworks.

Our market insight also allows us to adapt to seasonal demands, ensuring you always get the best value.

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Reduce demand, increase consistency

Rather than just filling vacancies, our aim is to reduce the overall demand for agency workers. Our continuous international recruitment drive, coupled with a demand reduction strategy, ensures that we can fill positions with substantive workers, leading to consistent, long-term savings.

With our consultancy insights, we’re not just reacting to current needs; we’re anticipating future demands.

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Engaging the supply chain through ID Medical's Agency Spend Reduction Programme to achieve unrivalled value

Engaging the supply chain for unrivalled value

The heart of our approach lies in changing the inefficient buying behaviours prevalent in the industry. We focus on ensuring the best value for your trust, with a commitment to cost-efficiency.

With our unmatched reputation and established relationships, we stand in the optimal position to offer the best rates, every single time.

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Achieve 80–90% Direct Engagement throughput

Where most trusts achieve a maximum of 30–40% throughput due to existing inefficiencies, our tailored programme guarantees an impressive 80–90% DE throughput.

This is because we not only have a huge pool of HCPs already registered with us, but access to an amazing supply chain to ensure your fill maximises your DE trhoughput.

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  • Client Testimonial

    Head of operations for Acute & Emergency Medicine | Head of Aintree University Hospital

    ID Medical are engaging, adaptable and flexible company who are willing to work with you in partnership to make the best of the service. Any changes suggested they welcome and will work with you to make the best out of it.

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    Head of Change and Delivery for South East Temporary Staffing Programme | Frimley ICB

    700k in savings delivered in a month has demonstrated how a more focused and planned approach to requests results in more meaningful supply, by providing better quality workers at a more advantageous price point. We are really seeing the benefits of this agreement.

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    Performance Improvement Manager | NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB)

    I have no reservations in recommending ID Medical and would work with them again. ID Medical team have been communicative, responsive and open at every step of our time working with them and we would recommend the ID Medical Team.

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    Commissioning Manager | NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (ICB)

    May I say that as a commissioner of many years, I have worked with countless providers. My experience of working with IDM thus far has been refreshing and a pleasure.

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    Service Manager | Acute Services

    The service delivered by ID Medical has a number of benefits, but the greatest benefit is the collaboration and integration of the teams alongside our own, which has enabled us to really strengthen the services we deliver. ID Medical are helping us get our waiting lists down so we can look at our longer term recruitment processes and needs.

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    Director of Procurement | University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

    The Nurses recruited have made an excellent impact to our overall vacancy rate and supported reduction of agency spend in key shortfall areas. ID Medical continues to be our preferred agency for international Nurse recruitment due to the quality of service they have offered to the trust and their Nurses.

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    Doctor | Dr T

    Honestly wonderful. Helped me to complete on line requirements, and reviewed the data I had put onto the system. I had not been through this process before and was unsure what was needed, so this made me feel very reassured that I was prepared on the day of my Revalidation. Easy to contact, prioritized my concerns so that they were addressed quickly to avoid stress/concern.”

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    Doctor | Dr F

    is was excellent. The venue was easy to find, the staff polite, and the appraisal took place in a comfortable room. I was made to feel at ease. The appraiser was pleasant, knowledgeable and thorough, gave good advice and guided me through the process.

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    Doctor | Dr. M

    I was treated with grace and dignity. My appraiser, Dr. F.F is a wonderful person. He was very kind and considerate. My interview with him went on well indeed. The venue was appropriate and organised well. Thank you very much for everything.”

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    General Nurse

    As an agency Nurse, I’ve had the privilege of working with ID Medical, and I must say, their commitment to providing excellent care is truly impressive.

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