Agency staffing caps consultation published

Monitor and the TDA have published the consultation on proposed agency caps with a deadline for responses of 5pm on 13th November.

Monitor and the TDA are seeking views on the agency staffing rules and caps which are due to be implemented from 23rd November. The consultation closes 13th November at 5pm. The consultation document and a copy of the information sent today to Chief Executives can be downloaded via the DH website.

The consultation document:

  • sets out in detail the proposed rules on price caps for agency staff and bank staff procured by trusts
  • launches a consultation on the principle and detail of these rules.

Consultation questions are listed in Section 9. To respond, please use the link If you have any trouble accessing the survey response form through this link, please email

We are now reviewing the document in detail and comparing current framework rates with the proposed caps to measure the impact of these changes. We will be responding to the consultation as LPP and jointly with the NHS hubs which comprise NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership. We will share those responses with members.