Lauren Kavanagh, Author at Clarity

What is a collaborative staff bank?

13 November 2017

At a recent REC Health and Social Care Group meeting, NHS Improvement announced that their “key objective is shifting agency […]

Will the NHS get your vote on 8 June?

06 June 2017

The NHS is being increasingly challenged by continuous cuts, strikes and, more recently, the cyber-attack which brought hospitals throughout the […]

NHS cyber-attack: we need a re-think on technology funding

17 May 2017

Fundamentally, if certain systems had been updated to the newest OS, this catastrophe might have been avoided. So why weren’t they? Inevitably, many will point a vague finger at ‘management’. But the problem relates to under-investment in technology: a persistent issue for the NHS.

The underestimated importance of agency staff in the NHS

03 May 2016

Agency candidates choose to work through an agency as it provides them flexibility that the NHS cannot facilitate or afford; a fact which has been highlighted by the recent junior doctor strikes over changes to their core hour working patterns.

Why NHS agency cap reporting is inadequate

11 April 2016

Faced with the largest NHS deficit to date and a £3 billion agency bill, in November 2015 the Government decided to implement a cap on the pay of agency workers within NHS trusts.