Category list : NHS Professionals
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The government has revealed that is abandoning its plans to sell off the health service’s in-house workforce agency just under a year after it began the process.
Caps on the hourly rates of pay for agency nurses have brought down costs for NHS trusts, but many employers are still failing to recruit workers onto their bank or into permanent roles due to the lower earnings on offer, the NHS’s provider of bank staff has said.
The government has reiterated its commitment to selling a majority stake in NHS Professionals, the health service’s in-house staffing bank, so that it can “deliver improved services to even more NHS trusts”.
A group of acute trusts in the North West has been paying critical care nurses band 8 wages for standard shifts, in an effort to lure them away from agency work and back to the NHS.
A nationwide campaign has been launched to encourage staff to join the health service’s bank system for managing temporaryworkers, in a bid to help reduce trusts’ spending on external agencies.
Diversity in the NHS is all about recognising and valuing difference.
“Serious action” is required to fill a predicted 30,000 shortfall in clinical staff within the NHS over the coming years, the organisation responsible for recruiting temporary workers to the health service has warned.
A bank nurse who was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for misconduct and later cleared says her life and 30-year career have been left in tatters.
New scheme to cut agency nurse costsSubscription
A programme has been launched to help trusts get better value for money from agency nurses.
Use of agency nurses by the NHS has jumped by 50% in a year and is quickly rising, Nursing Times has learnt, calling into question widespread cuts being made to posts in order to save money.