Workload and workforce planning: supplementary staffing

Jacqui Simpson, Irene Barkby, Karen Wilson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-8
Number of pages5
JournalNursing Management (Harrow, London, England : 1994)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Nursing Services
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Scotland
  • State Medicine
  • Workload
  • Journal Article


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