NHS: Temporary Employment

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospitals used contract and agency staff in each of the past five years; and how many contract and agency staff have been employed by NHS hospitals in each of the past five years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not hold information on the number of National Health Service hospitals using contract and agency staff in each of the past five years. It also does not hold information on how many contract and agency staff have been employed by NHS hospitals.

The Department’s Annual Report and Accounts records the cost of temporary and agency staff used by the different types of NHS organisation including NHS foundation trusts and trusts.

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