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Ignoring political dogma, could it be cheaper to use private sector resources than employing agency staff in the NHS
In response to latest NHS performance figures (Dec 2015) showing a breach of the 18-week referral to treatment time target, NHSPN wrote to the Secretary of State for Health to say more needs to be done to ensure patients are not facing long wait times.
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NHS Confed:   Independent Sector capacity to support NHS

NHS Agency staff costing too much?

Patients Association - Rise in Agency Nurses Risks Patient Safety

Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England

Civitas - Limits on nurse training numbers should be scrapped

Challenging environment for NHS providers

Restrictions on nurse recruitment from overseas changed

TKF:  Workforce shortages endanger delivery of the NHS 5-year forward view

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