Agency workers

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11 / 4 / 2014

Agency workers and temporary staff in general are a widely used resource within the NHS and can play a vital role in helping NHS organisations to plan and manage fluctuations in demand, as well as covering for periods of short term workforce shortage. 

Temporary staff and agency workers in particular can prove an expensive resource for the NHS and as a result trusts are looking at options to reduce their temporary staffing costs.  To help you do this, the NHS Employers organisation developed a programme to help you reduce agency costs

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We also have information on the Agency Workers Regulations which came into effect in October 2011. The provisions of the regulations mean that agency workers are entitled to equal treatment in comparison with a directly hired comparator after 12 weeks of service, and a number of rights from the day they are hired.

To help you plan for the introduction of the regulations, NHS Employers developed a guide on how to meet your responsibilities under the new agency workers regulations. In addition to the guide we have also produced some frequently asked questions which trusts will find helpful.


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