NHS over-spending triggers a ban on locums, agency nurses

Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail, July 31, 2010 A ban on expensive agency nurses and locum doctors will be introduced in large parts of Wales as the NHS tries to save tens of millions of pounds. Cash-strapped health boards are introducing stringent cost-saving measures as they have amassed overspends of up to £12m in three months. But the British Medical Association said last night it had “serious concerns” about actions that could compromise patient safety. ... NHS