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Stephen William Hammond
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<p>The Department recognises that staff shortages can mean trusts are required to recruit temporary staff through agencies to maintain safe staffing levels. Whilst a certain degree of temporary staffing is desirable to efficiently manage variable demand, engaging these staff through recruitment agencies is expensive, meaning trusts cannot always secure value for money.</p><p> </p><p>To manage this cost, we are working with NHS Improvement to implement a number of measures to reduce agency expenditure and to support trusts to develop their own in-house staff banks, whereby individuals directly employed by the National Health Service can be deployed to fill a temporary shift, avoiding agency commission and the premium often charged by agencies. As a result of this work, total agency expenditure across NHS trusts in England has fallen from a peak of £3.6 billion in 2015/16 to £2.4 billion in 2017/18 – a £1.2 billion reduction.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Improvement Agency Programme is committed to further reducing agency spend by monitoring trusts’ compliance with the Agency Rules and supporting them to develop their in-house banks in a way that makes better use of workforce deployment technology, such as e-rostering and acuity modelling.</p>
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Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care
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