Sheffield one of the smallest spenders on agency midwives
Sheffield is one of the smallest spenders when it comes to agency midwives, according to new figures.
A study by the Royal College of Midwives, RCM, found a rapid rise in agency staff spending, which has doubled to £25 million in two years nationally.
The RCM sent Freedom of Information requests to all NHS trusts in England with maternity units, of which 123 – 92 per cent – responded.
Of the trusts who responded, 46 admitted using agency staff in 2015 and contributing to the huge £24.95 million spend.
However, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was ranked as one of the lowest... read more
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