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Cantium are experienced and trusted partners of the NHS and deliver reliable and highly accurate payroll to NHS Trusts.   We are delighted to announce that our NHS payroll services are now available to procure through the HealthTrust Europe framework for ESR Compatible Payroll Management Services, one of the NHS’s most used frameworks.  

What is the HealthTrust Europe Framework for ESR Compatible Payroll Management Services?

The HealthTrust Europe (THE) framework agreement for ESR Compatible Payroll Management Services covers comprehensive payroll solutions for users of the Electronic Staff Record (ESR), or other internal systems, delivering a fully managed, blended or bureau payroll services offering.   The framework agreement seeks to satisfy the requirement of Public Sector Contracting Authorities to procure ESR compatible payroll management services via a preferred direct award process.  

Who can use the framework?

  THE’s Framework for ESR Compatible Payroll Management Solutions may be used by all public sector bodies. You do not currently need to use the ESR system to access the framework.  

What are the benefits to awarding Cantium through this framework?

This framework has been designed to deliver the most cost-effective and simplest route to market for NHS payroll requirements. Direct award can be made on the basis that your organisation can identify the supplier who is most capable of meeting your requirements without conducting further competition.   To be appointed on this framework, Cantium have demonstrated true service capability and the necessary experiences in dealing with payroll services and the functionality of the ESR system.   Our CIPP accredited payroll team processes over 90,000 payslips a month with over 99.9% accuracy. Our NHS payroll services includes:
  • Fully managed, blended or bureau payroll service
  • Fully bespoke solutions
  • Expertise in ESR system
  • Integrated payroll and HR service
  • Dedicated onboarding officer
  • Dedicated payroll associate, help desk and live chat
  • Weekly and monthly payment runs
  • Application of Pension, Tax, NI and other statutory/non-statutory deductions and budget changes
  In addition to payroll services, Cantium provides a range of HR services to the NHS under our HR service, HRSelect. We support the NHS with recruitment and onboarding, including the rapid recruitment of thousands of new employees to support the national vaccination programme.   Cantium are proud to be an NHS payroll supplier, available through the HealthTrust Europe Payroll framework. To learn more about our work with the NHS, read our NHS payroll case study or give our NHS payroll team a call on 03000 411 115 or email