Quick facts
  • Year established:
    2006
  • Website:
    http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/
  • Contact
    • Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, NE15 8NY

About NHS Business Services Authority

NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) provide a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public.

NHS BSA were formed in 2006 with the bringing together of a number of independent organisations that provided support to the NHS. Over the years since, they have taken on new work streams and cover a diverse range of functions.

The organisation has an ambition to 'be the delivery partner of choice for the NHS'. To help facilitate this ambition, NHS BSA created a set of four core principles to which they look for in every employee. These principles are: Collaborative, Adventurous, Reliable, and Energetic (CARE).

When they launched these principles, NHS BSA engaged with colleagues from across the organisation to discuss what these meant. As a result, they developed a series of posters that were used in exercises, to identify how the Principles manifest themselves in the day-to-day job.

To promote these principles, they hold 'We Care Awards', to recognise people working in customer and contact services (CCS), patient services, overseas healthcare services (OHS) and student services.

Opened by the chief executive, the awards ceremony is a chance for senior managers to thank staff; as well as a lovely way for colleagues to nominate each other to show appreciation for all that they do.


What is it like to work for NHS Business Services Authority

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Their in-house Mental Health First Aid service is comprised of a range of colleagues who have undertaken accredited Mental Health First Aid training. They provide one to one listening support and signposting services for colleagues experiencing emotional distress. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Their sustainable procurement policy requires an environmental assessment of all procurement exercises. They continually look to embed sustainability into procurements and contract management.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
'Difference Maker' is a nomination scheme that runs throughout the year. The Difference Makers reward and recognition scheme was created by staff to acknowledge colleagues who have gone above and beyond their day to day role.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Staff:

    3119

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Male : Female:

    40% / 60%

  • UK sites:

    9

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