Qualified Scientific & SHTO roles

This section covers how to hire qualified Scientific roles such as Biomedical Scientists and Senior Healthcare Technical Officers (SHTO). You can book these staff using the agreed framework. Supplier contact information for this framework can be found preferred supplier list document

Some agency workers require a DBS Check which you will need to indicate on your booking form. If you are unsure please check the list of posts requiring DBS Checks document.

Note: NHSBT has decided that we will not contract with individuals via a personal service company without prior approval from the Director of Finance. All agency workers must be set up as PAYE or via an umbrella company, this is because all contractors are deemed inside of IR35 and therefore arrangements need to allow for the payment of employment taxes.

Visit the How to book page to get started and for additional guidance.