The Department of Health has spent nearly £2m on the stalled sale of a majority stake NHS Professionals, the health service’s in-house temporary staffing agency.

The DH has spent £1.9m since February 2015 on lawyers and consultancy firms while it investigates selling a majority share in the company.

Philip Dunne said NHS Professionals saved the NS £70m a year

NHS Professionals, which is wholly owned by the DH, was set up in 2010 and works with 55 NHS providers to supply temporary staff. Previously it was part of the department….read more

HSJ: 6 July 2017

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