NHS could free up £480m by limiting use of temporary staffing agencies

NHS Improvement| September 2018 | NHS could free up £480m by limiting use of temporary staffing agencies

A new article from NHS Improvement outline how savings of £480m could be achieved if Trusts could use bank staff to cover temporary vacancies rather than using staffing agencies.  Although in 2017/18 spending on bank staff was higher than for agency for the first time in several years, leading to a £528m reduction in agency spend for the NHS. 

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But for NHS Improvement, there are more potential savings to be made which could be instead used to improve care for patients (Source: NHS Improvement).

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