By taking a tough line, Trust managers saw rapid results. Agency spend on medical locums and AHPs fell from £608,000 in August 2017 to £216,000 in the December – a drop of £392,000. In addition, the Trust has successfully used the benchmarking reports showing agency rates paid elsewhere as ammunition for negotiation, driving down overall locum rates by 6.55% between October – December 2016 and October – December 2017.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Reducing direct and indirect costs.