NHS: Locums and Temporary Employment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st August 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on locum and agency staff used by the NHS (a) at a national level, (b) at a Trust level and (c) at York Teaching hospital.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England collects agency data on shift numbers, including off-framework shifts which override the agency rules, and data on expenditure for agency staff. While this data is collected at trust level, integrated care system and national level it is not currently validated.

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