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NHS saves £600m in crackdown on agency fees

Hospitals have halted the relentless rise in ‘rip-off’ fees for temporary doctors and nurses The NHS has slashed more than £600m from the billions it pays every year for temporary doctors and nurses by cracking down on fees paid to “rip-off” staffing agencies, new figures reveal. Gaps in hospital rotas sent the bill for temporary staff soaring from £2.2bn in 2009-10 to £3.
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