Reducing agency spend

Agency spend has been a focus since 2016 and in 2017, NHS Employers worked with 13 NHS trusts and an STP to focus on reducing their medical locum spend, make effective use of e-rostering software and maximise flexible working opportunities for staff.
This section brings together a suite of programme resources, information and guidance which can help NHS organisations maximise their substantive workforce and reduce reliance on temporary staffing.

Five high impact actions

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


Effective recruitment

Well planned recruitment ensures you secure the right staff to meet your workforce needs. 


Reducing agency spend case studies and resources

A range of case studies and resources designed and developed to help employers reduce agency spend.

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Changes to agency rules

NHS Improvement has confirmed that following consultation, they will be making two changes to agency rules with effect from 16 September 2019.

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