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Hospitals: Temporary Employment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 174139, tabled on 23 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost to NHS hospitals in London of using (a) agency and (b) bank staff was in each year since 2015-16.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 April 2021

The following table shows expenditure data for agency and bank staff in National Health Service trusts in London for the previous five financial years.

Expenditure type






Agency staff






Bank staff












Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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