NHS Lothian Achieves Huge Savings on Agency Nurses

NHS Lothian has reduced its agency nursing costs dramatically in the last three
years, according to a paper to be discussed at the board’s meeting on May 23rd,
2007.

The resources saved from not using expensive agency nurses are being reinvested in
patient care – so patients are benefiting in a number of ways from the successes
being achieved in nurse staffing in the Lothians.
Heather Tierney-Moore, Director of Nursing, NHS Lothian, said: “We have been able to
reduce our agency nursing costs by

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