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Nurses

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average cost of (a) employing an agency nurse in a National Health Service hospital for one day, and (b) employing a National Health Service nurse in a National Health Service hospital for one day.

Average costs based on 1 April 1985 salaries for a standard working day are as follows:

Agency nurse £NHS nurse £
Staff nurse37·5033·97
The NHS nurse costs include elements for superannuation sickness and holiday pay.