Log In
Thursday 27th October 2016

NHS overspends on agencies

7th June 2007

MPs say the NHS is still spending too much money on agency staff.

Figures show that the use of stand-in nurses to cover absences was more than £1billion in 2005, which the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee say was 9% of the total nursing budget.

Its chairman Edward Leigh said reliance on agency staff could compromise patient safety, though this claim has angered the Nurses Agencies Association which represents temporary NHS workers and said that temporary staff have the right skills and are good value.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2016