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Scottish NHS saves £3m

2nd July 2010

Latest figures have revealed that the cost of employing bank and agency nursing staff in the Scottish NHS has fallen by more than £3m.

The use of bank nurses, employed by the NHS to work as needed, cost the health service £98.06m last year, down from £99.34m in 2008/09. The costs of agency nurses, employed by private firms, also went down from £10.39m to £8.18m over the same period and compares to £26m six years ago. The saving has been £3.14m over the past year.

 

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Article Information

Title: Scottish NHS saves £3m
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15376
Date Added: 2nd Jul 2010

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