Threat to name NHS trusts over high agency spending

Threat to name NHS trusts over high agency spending
 

NHS bosses are threatening to "name and shame" trusts in England as they try to crack down on agency spending.
The regulator, NHS Improvement, said it wanted more progress after the NHS had slipped behind schedule in its efforts to reduce the agency bill.
Last year £3.6bn was spent on agency staff, but the regulator wants that brought down by £1bn by the end of this financial year.
A cap was introduced in October and has so far saved £600m, the regulator said.
It means hospitals, mental health trusts and ambulance services should not be paying more than 55% above normal shift... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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