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Managing temporary nursing staff: nurse banks in Scotland

James Buchan (Reader at the Department of Management, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, UK.)
Siân Thomas (Research and information Assistant at the Royal College of Nursing, Edinburgh, UK.)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 February 1995


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.



Buchan, J. and Thomas, S. (1995), "Managing temporary nursing staff: nurse banks in Scotland", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 21 No. 1, pp. 23-27.




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