Agency Nurses

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the announcement from NHS Improvement that it has paused its instruction that providers should ensure that staff employed through an agency are not substantively employed elsewhere in the NHS.

Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:

“Care England is glad to hear that NHS Improvement has listened to the health sector. We must now ensure that any further consideration of how agency nurses are used reflects any possible impacts for care homes being able to access agency nurse staff should they require them. Policies need to be seen beyond the vacuum of the NHS and the implications for care homes considered and as such we hope NHSI will take this into account in its future deliberations on agency nurses”.


Notes to editors:

  1. Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care
  2. For Care England press enquiries related to this release, please contact Antonella Corby (020) 7492 4843 or email
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