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FOI Statistics on agency spend in the NHS

Total NHS England spend in 2014/15 on locum doctors and nurses and other staff.


Statistics on agency spend in the NHS

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The request was:

  • how many locum doctor, nurses and GPs are working in the NHS per day (please provide numbers separately for each category) in 2014/15
  • the total charge in commissions paid to agencies in 2014/15
  • what was the total NHS England spend on locum doctors, locum nurses, GP locum doctors and other clinical and non-clinical (staff) in 2014/15
  • data for locum staff supplied by both external locum agencies and the internal NHS professionals
Published 6 January 2016