Working with you, we:

Our work values ensure, we:


Co-create solutions with stakeholders

Engage the whole system in dialogue

Act as an expert when appropriate

Transfer capability to your teams

Focus on your issues

Always serve you and add value

Provoke your thinking

Deliver lasting benefits

Why aren’t Agency Staff working for hospitals?

According to the media, the NHS has a problem with agency staff. But is there clarity, at a hospital level, around what the problem is or the best ways to address it?

Much of the attention so far has been focused on the costs and the role of procurement in managing them, but is it really that simple?

Why do we often choose to ignore the question of why people prefer to work for an agency rather than directly for a hospital?

We think that the issue of agency staff is as much about people as it is about costs and that it is unwise to focus on one at the expense of the other.

Do we have a “silver bullet” answer? No. But through dialogue, we’re confident that we can help colleagues find the answers that will work best for them in each individual setting.

We’re offering to facilitate a conversation with Senior Hospital Directors free of charge, around how taking a systems-wide approach can bring fresh insights creating whole, healthy teams, around managing with the optimum number of agency staff and around getting more from workforce planning.

So confident that….

To take us up on our free of charge offer, or just to find out more please email our lead strategic people planning consultant Roger Cooper roger.cooper@tricordant.com or call him on 07831 620051

Read more from Roger in his latest blog “The problem with agency staff…..”

Download our White Paper “A whole Systems Approach to the Health and Social Care Workforce”


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