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Managing temporary nursing staff: nurse banks in Scotland

Managing temporary nursing staff: nurse banks in Scotland 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Manpower Management Emerald Publishing

Managing temporary nursing staff: nurse banks in Scotland

Health Manpower Management , Volume 21 (1): 5 – Feb 1, 1995

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0955-2065
DOI
10.1108/09552069510084033
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Health Manpower ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1995

Keywords: Costs; Human resource management; Labour utilization; National Health Service; Nurses; Scotland; Service quality; Temporary workers

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