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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

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Agency staff

£837,109

£714,955

£528,216

£498,228

£482,386

Bank staff

£646,595

£761,432

£909,542

£972,708

£1,020,580

Total

£1,483,704

£1,476,387

£1,437,758

£1,470,936

£1,502,966

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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