The NHS should improve the management of temporary staff, says Lord Warner

Lord Warner, minister of state and health, has said that a significant contribution could be made to the financial position of the NHS by better, more sustainable management of temporary staffing.

Lord Warner
Speaking at a joint National Audit Office and National Agency Staffing Project conference in London, he said: ‘NHS boards and management must make a commitment to take the necessary strategic decisions and identify clear responsibility for improving the management of temporary staff. Managers have a duty to get their temporary staff spend under control before they turn to measures such as vacancy freezing or reductions in posts.’

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