Foundation trusts see agency costs rise by £300m

The increase is a 27 per cent rise from £1.1bn in 2012-13 to £1.4bn for 2013-14.

In his introduction to the report, Monitor chief executive David Bennett said foundation trusts “continue to cite difficulties in recruiting to permanent posts”. Such difficulties had been “exacerbated” by the impact of increasing clinical staffing ratios following the Keogh and Francis reviews.

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