Hospitals: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2020.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost to NHS hospitals was of using (a) agency staff and (b) bank staff in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 13 July 2020

The following table below sets out expenditure data for National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts with a split between bank staff and agency staff for the previous three financial years, which represents a decrease in agency spend since 2015. Prior to 2017-18, total expenditure costs for agency and bank staff were not separately identifiable by the Department.

NHS Provider Expenditure £ billion

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Bank staff including on-costs

3.0

3.5

3.8

Agency/contract

2.4

2.4

2.4

Total

5.4

5.9

6.2

Source: NHS England and NHS Improvement

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