Agency workers

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Agency workers are an important and widely used resource across the NHS, but they can be expensive. It is important trusts consider how they maximise their permanent workforce and use agency workers only when required.

To help you do this, NHS Employers has a range of resources to support you to reduce agency spend. 


Five high impact actions

To help organisations achieve reductions in agency spend, NHS Employers has identified five high impact actions for effectively managing your temporary workforce.

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Reducing agency spend

Find out about our programme of work to help employers reduce agency spend through flexible working, and make the most of available resources.

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Agency Workers Regulations

Information and frequently asked questions on regulations around agency workers which ensure they receive 'equal treatment' to directly recruited staff.

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How-to guides to help you reduce your agency spend

A series of how-to guides to help employers reduce agency costs which look at different aspects of agency usage.

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