Improving the use of temporary nursing staff in NHS acute and foundation trusts

Improving the use of temporary nursing staff in NHS acute and foundation trusts

National Audit Office report of July 2006 on the need for trusts to concentrate on managing their demand for temporary nursing. The NAO found that while NHS organsiations have made good progress on reducing spend on agency nursing staff, costs have risen for temporary nursng staff employed through banks and NHS Partners. Better management and improved purchasing could save the health service£38m-£85m a year, it said.