NHS: Temporary Employment

Health written question – answered on 19th January 2009.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts the NHS has awarded to agency staff in each year since 1997; what the cost of these contracts was; and if he will estimate the annual cost of each contract had it been awarded to in-house NHS providers in each year since 1997.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

This information is not collected centrally and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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