‘Profiting from pain’: Staffing agencies made millions from the NHS

NHS Scotland

Author: Billy Briggs in The Ferret

Private firms supplying medical staff to NHS Scotland have made millions of pounds of profit and paid some directors up to £800,000 as the health service struggles, we can reveal.
An investigation by The Ferret also found some recruitment agencies are owned in tax havens and that millions of pounds have been paid out in dividends to shareholders.
Due to staffing shortages nurses have reportedly been offered £2000 a shiftby agencies supplying NHS Scotland.
We Own It – a public ownership campaign group – said it was “disgraceful” that private firms are “profiting from pain” while Scottish Labour said The Ferret’s revelations were “deeply worrying”.

The full story is on The Ferret website

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