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The Care Locker

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Results of a Care Locker Freedom of Information request made to the Department of Health

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The Care Locker

  1. 1. The Care Locker FOI Request Response received to FOI Request by Claire Thompson, CEO December 2015 http: www.carelocker.co.uk
  2. 2. The question • “With regard to recent concerns raised about the use of agency staff in the care and nursing sector: • - how many employed carers and nurses are there in England? • - how many people work as temporary staff, or as bank workers, in the sector? • - What was the spend in England? • • Ideally we would include private sector spend in this figure, as they too are affected and have a huge role in care provision.”
  3. 3. 377, 191 qualified nursing staff in England • Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on March 25, 2015 • (The Department of Health does not collect data centrally on how many people work as temporary agency staff or bank workers)
  4. 4. 100, 000 healthcare assistants; & 1.2 million social care support workers • Source: NHS Electronic Staff Record, managed by HSCIC and National Minimum Dataset • (The Department of Health does not collect data centrally on how many people work as temporary agency staff or bank workers)
  5. 5. Spend on temporary staff, 2014/2015: £3.3 billion • Source: Department of Health Accounts • (The Department of Health does not collect data on private sector expenditure on agency staff)
  6. 6. With thanks to the Freedom of Information Team at The Department of Health • Claire Thompson • The Care Locker • E: claire’carelocker.co.uk • M: +44 (0) 7771 817015

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