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NHS paid £120 an hour for nurses

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posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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NHS paid £120 an hour for nurses


news.bbc.co.uk

Hospitals have paid over £120 an hour for agency workers to cover for gaps in staffing. The highest amounts paid for an agency nurse were £121.59 an hour by the Royal Berkshire trust and £121.10 by the Chesterfield and Royal Hospital trust.

The figures for the past year were obtained by the Conservative Party under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Tories say average hourly rates in the NHS are £15.66 for a nurse, £24.14 for a junior doctor and £60.31 for a consultant.
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posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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Although the story looks like it might get a bit more invovled, this is an outrage by any standards.

What with the government constantly losing money through fraud, and now this financial farce, is it any wonder the world is in a possible state of alarm regarding the advancing recession.

Just who gets paid that amount of money an hour?
How can a nurse at one hospital be paid less for doing the same job that the higher paid are doing in another hospital?

The entire sustem is going up in smoke and With a bit of luck it will all come tumbling down around a very loud and promenant cry of "Whooops"

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posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 10:32 PM
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Given how insturmental a Nurse is in patient well being you should be paying them much more than that.

At anyrate, if its an agency which are called registries here in the US, it may be that expensive. The Nurse him or herself do not see that much as the agency proiding the nurse takes thier cut.


In the US (At least where I live) a new nurse with no experience starts at over 35.00 base and top of scale is over 70 an hour. Add in night differential, weekend diff etc, it can be in the 40+ range for a new graduate.



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