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NHS Waking Up At Last

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 31, 2015 7:43 pm

If this is true, it's not before time.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32950969


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RE: NHS waking up at last

#2 by Voltman , Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:56 am

If the agencies can operate at a profit with more or less one customer then why not bring it in house?
The NHS could operate an agency of their own, the agency nurses could get the same deal but the profits would go back to the NHS. Cut out the middle man by becoming the middle man.


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RE: NHS waking up at last

#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:07 pm

I think its a case of devolving responsibility.
If you cant cope, farm it out.


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RE: NHS waking up at last

#4 by Voltman , Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:13 pm

That's happened almost everywhere people are being paid to manage our services.


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#5 by mikejee , Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:17 pm

Considering the quality of some of these services, surely you mean OVERpaid


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RE: NHS waking up at last

#6 by Voltman , Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:46 pm

It seems there is a bit of overcharging all round.

On the radio they are discussing a nurse who got paid 2000 for an eight hour shift.
I assume they mean the agency got 2000 and the nurse got something better than a day's pay.
If this is a rare and unrepeated incident then there may be some justification in using agencies rather than employ someone, but do the sums.

If the nurse is treated as self employed and called in for 200 days per year that is a mere 400,000 per year in order to avoid employing said nurse.
I reckon you could employ at least 5 nurses, full time with benefits, for the same money.
Or, why call use self employed nurses? You only pay them while they are there and at a sensible rate. Still cuts out the middlemen.


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RE: NHS waking up at last

#7 by Cleopatra , Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:05 pm

They not only need to wake up on staffing and wages but on getting their act together with getting test results to people. I've only be waiting a short while a mere six months.

 
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