Nurse banks are locally organized in‐house sources of temporary nursing staff. Reports on a study of policy and practice in the management of nurse banks in the National Health Service in Scotland. The study was based on a census survey of all 55 NHS units in Scotland (100 per cent response rate). Examines management rationales in establishing a nurse bank, explores costs and benefits of managing a bank, and provides recommendations on good practice in maintaining continuity of care.
Health Manpower Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1995
Keywords: Costs; Human resource management; Labour utilization; National Health Service; Nurses; Scotland; Service quality; Temporary workers