Agencies fear new staffing rules will squeeze NHS

Agencies fear new staffing rules will squeeze NHS

New measures introduced in regards to hiring agency nurses and doctors could make the current NHS staffing crisis a lot worse - the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned.

A recent report found that almost half (48%) of agencies have healthcare professionals on their books that the NHS currently employs in bulk. However, come 1 April, trusts will no longer be able to use these candidates – instead shifting the focus to encourage nurses and doctors to seek internal over-time.

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