Collaborative bank

The MHLDA Workforce Collaborative is working with colleagues across the Mental Health Trusts to establish a non-medical collaborative bank across the three Trusts. This will enable bank staff to work shifts in any of the Trusts.  The aims of the project are:

  • Sustainable reduction in agency spend and reduced reliance upon agency workers.
  • Increase fill rates / increase supply - Trusts retain control of bank resources and their relationships with bank workers, key to staff retention and optimising fill rates.
  • Greatly increases the pool of staff able to fill any given temporary shift.
  • Improved choice and flexibility for NHS staff and opportunities to work in other Trusts.
  • Patient safety - increase quality of care by access to wider pool of experienced / trained and fully vetted staff.

Lindsay Jensen, Deputy Chief People Officer is the Senior Responsible Officer for the project and the Chair of the Collaborative Bank Implementation Group which meets monthly. Further updates regarding implementation will follow shortly.

If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact