Agency staff


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

To help you do this, NHS Employers has a range of information and resources to support you.

Agency workers regulations

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


Reducing agency spend

There are a number of things employers can do to reduce their reliance on agency staff. Find out about workforce strategies which can help to make the most out of your available resources.

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