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Nurses: Temporary Employment

Question for Department of Health

UIN 37434, tabled on 18 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of agency costs as a proportion of the total nursing costs in each NHS (a) trust and (b) foundation trust in 2015-16.

Answered on

23 May 2016

The information requested is not currently available centrally. It could only be obtained from NHS Improvement at a disproportionate cost.

In November 2015, the Government introduced a series of tough financial controls to help the National Health Service tackle overspending on agency staff, including an hourly price cap.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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