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This article describes how an over-reliance on agency staff in the NHS in Scotland has been addressed by the creation of unified, board-wide nurse banks; the development of a national nurse agency contract; and the use of tools devised by the Nursing and Midwifery Workload and Workforce Planning programme.
In response to an Audit Scotland report, the Scottish Executive, now the Scottish Government, set up the national Nursing and Midwifery Workload and Workforce Planning (NMWWP) programme to define workload and workforce needs, and to analyse the use of bank and agency staff. After extensive research, a systematic, national approach to nursing and midwifery… (More)