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.
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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