Nurses: Temporary Employment

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

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.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

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.

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