Wednesday 22 March 2017 / 11:42 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The astonishing amounts paid by NHS for locum doctors is another example of woeful workforce planning by Conservatives – Justin Madders

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister,
commenting on new figures which show that hospitals have flouted caps on locum
pay, said:

“The astonishing amounts paid by the NHS for locum doctors is yet
another example of the woeful workforce planning by the Conservative
Government. There isn’t just a shortage of permanent medical staff, there’s now
a shortage of available locums to plug the gaps.

“Patients want to know that taxpayers’ money is being spent on
patient care, not padding out the profits of employment agencies. Jeremy Hunt
needs to explain what he’s going to do to deliver a long term, sustainable
workforce plan for the NHS.”