Engage workers the way you want to with 247Time DirectEngage.

Take control and realise savings.

Engage workers the way you want to.

247Time DirectEngage

Take control and realise savings.

Saving NHS trusts over £130 million in agency staffing spend.

Traditionally, when filling vacant shifts, organisations must source their temporary staff from agencies. Allocate 247TimeDirectEngage changes the way that organisations engage with their staff and enables them to achieve financial savings, greater control, and further transparency.

By using 247TimeDirectEngage, organisations pay the temporary worker direct, pay the agency a ‘finder’s fee’, avoid any unnecessary VAT charges and the entire process is fully automated. It enables the sourcing and direct engagement of compliant candidates to change the way temporary doctors, Allied Health Professionals and more are facilitated, saving up to 27% on agency costs. Extensive reporting allows you to see at a glance the savings generated and to identify missed opportunities.

Fully integrated with HealthRoster, combine 247TimeDirectEngage with Allocate AgencyManager to provide a powerful agency-management platform.


Straightforward compliance with HMRC rules and candidate documentation.


Streamline processes and reduce administration time.

Cost reduction

Save 20% VAT on applicable salaries and reduce agency costs.

Visibility and control

Real-time data and rate management.


Up to £30 back for every £1 you spend with us.

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“The financial savings have been significant. For an investment of £565,000, the trust has saved a total of £13.2 million since the launch of the system in 2014.”

John Simon
Head of Temporary Staffing, Barts Health NHS Trust

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“In the first year our agency spend reduced by 27 per cent from £19.8m a year to £14.4m and we are on track to reach £12m spend this year.”

Rachel Pyrah
Flexible Workforce Services Manager, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Saving NHS trusts £130 million in agency staffing spend

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How long does the system take to implement?

Implementation usually takes around four weeks. The whole implementation is overseen by the our team and follows a tried-and-tested pattern.

How does DirectEngagement work?

DirectEngagement provides a neutral technology platform to allow organisations to pay temporary staff directly by an organisations payroll or by AllocatePay (instead of by the agencies).

The agency is then paid commission separately by the trust. The platform handles all your cost-centre information, grades and finance codes pay rates and job roles.

247Time DE Datasheet

Reduce your staffing costs from day one. Download the datasheet to find out how.


Case Study: Barts Health

Through 247Time DirectEngage, Barts Health NHS Trust receives a full and transparent evaluation of costs, readily available at any time.


Case Study: Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Sherwood Forest Hospitals was one of the first hospitals in the country to introduce a Direct Engagement Model. Find out more about this NHS pioneer.


Case Study: Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Find out how 247Time DirectEngage helped Bradford Teaching Hospitals move from a lack of workforce transparency and consistency in agency worker pay rates, to greater control and total agency workforce visibility.


Brochure: Flexible Solutions for Temporary Staffing

Flexible end-to-end workforce solutions streamline the bank shift booking process and drastically reduce agency spend for even the most complex requirements.