Midwives: NHS spending on agency staff in England doubles to £25m

Midwives: NHS spending on agency staff in England doubles to £25m
 

The NHS in England spent £25m on agency midwives last year - more than double the figure for 2013, the Royal College of Midwives has reported.
It found the total spending in 2015 on agency midwives, overtime and the NHS's flexible "bank" midwives was £72.7m.
The RCM described it as an "incredibly expensive and wasteful way to staff maternity units".
An NHS spokesman said it was committed to cutting agency staff costs so patients "get the right care".
Some 123 NHS trusts in England with maternity units responded to the RCM's Freedom of Information requests,... read more

 
15 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 69
Source: BBC
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