Employment Agencies And the NHS

BBC NI is carrying a story tonight detailing how much money the NHS is paying an employment agency for Nursing cover in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Not being a fan of employment agencies-having begrudged every penny of their ‘cut’ from my wages in a previous employment- I can empathise with the nurses getting paid a fraction of the amount being provided from the NHS to the agency.But this story raises a number of questions, not least of all being ‘Why is the government not moving more swiftly to remove reliance on these agencies?’ Particularly apt, given that BBC’s Newsnight programme tonight led with the revelation that the NHS in England alone is running some £750 million over budget this year.


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