With a 29% increase in agency staff the cuts of 2012 is being felt by the NHS. Further reduced traiing budgets will only see this cost continue in the future. The additional problem with the use of agency staff is the lack of continuity of care for patients. Where we have a lack of continuity we have a reciope for negligence and ever increasing costs for the NHS.

What do we need now, a comprehensive training plan to re-staff the NHS from within must be the answer. Staff able to take pride in their work and provide good care.