NHS: Agency Workers

(asked on 12th July 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total amount paid for all agency staff in the NHS, including hiring and organisational costs, for (1) April 2019, and (2) April 2023.

Answered by
Lord Markham Portrait
Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 20th July 2023

NHS England advised costs for agency staff of £594.8 million for the quarter including April 2019, as reported in the NHS England and Improvement Financial Performance Report, First Quarter 2019/20, a copy of which is attached. The data has not been finalised for publication for 2023/24.

NHS England does not collect hiring costs at an organisational level.

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