Don’t em­ploy any more agency staff

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

To Matthew Ker­shaw the new chief ex­ec­u­tive of the East Kent Hos­pi­tal Trust (‘Dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions’ ahead, ad­mits new hospi­tals chief, KE, Fe­bru­ary 4), I would like to of­fer a piece of sim­ple ad­vice as to how he cuts staff costs and gets the num­bers re­quired to run his hospi­tals as they are meant to, treat­ing the sick with­out hav­ing to worry about the cost of nurses.

Take the de­ci­sion, and an­nounce in ad­vance that as of a set date no agency nurs­ing staff will be hired.

My guess is that large num­bers of NHS nurses who de­fected to the agen­cies will

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