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Prof. James Buchan

Professor

Queen Margaret University

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Queen Margaret University

Clerwood Terrace

Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH12 8TS

United Kingdom

Company Description

Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community it serves. Applications are welcomed particularly from women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and applicants who would further enhance the di... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Policy Analyst

Royal College of Nursing

Professor

University Technology, Sydney/ Queen Margaret University

Special Adviser

Health Workforce Australia

Senior Manager

NHS Executive

Affiliations

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee
European Health Management Association

Specialist Advisor
Health Workforce Australia

Associate
King.com Ltd

External Expert Member
Department of Health

Member, Editorial Board
International Nursing Review and Health Management

Harkness Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Specialist Advisor
ICN.com

Education



Queen Margaret University College

MA

PhD DPM

Web References (199 Total References)


Strategic Advisory Group | International Centre on Nurse Migration

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James Buchan, PhD DPM, MA Professor, Queen Margaret University


James ...

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James Buchan

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Professor James Buchan, nursing workforce expert at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University, said some trusts were deliberately keeping vacancies open with the intention of using agency staff to plug gaps at the last minute.
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Professor Buchan said it helped trusts control their finances on a day-to-day basis, rather than making long term investments in permanent nurses.
"Agency use in some cases does reflect difficulty in recruitment, but in others it is also a deliberate decision by trusts to maintain a higher level of longer term vacancies to try and exert more financial control when times are difficult," he said.
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Jim Buchan
Professor Buchan also noted that, while there were more WTE nurses in the NHS than when the Stafford Hospital scandal occurred, it was only a marginal increase when broken down among trusts. As of May, there were 317,400 NHS nurses, midwives and health visitors, compared to around 310,800 in 2010.
"There is a risk of reversing into a Mid Staffs-type situation again - given the compounding factors of financial constraint and supply difficulties around recruiting and retaining experienced, permanent nurses," he said.


James ...

www.nursingtimes.net [cached]

James Buchan

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Professor James Buchan, nursing workforce expert at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University, said some trusts were deliberately keeping vacancies open with the intention of using agency staff to plug gaps at the last minute.
...
Professor Buchan said it helped trusts control their finances on a day-to-day basis, rather than making long term investments in permanent nurses.
"Agency use in some cases does reflect difficulty in recruitment, but in others it is also a deliberate decision by trusts to maintain a higher level of longer term vacancies to try and exert more financial control when times are difficult," he said.
...
Jim Buchan
Professor Buchan also noted that, while there were more WTE nurses in the NHS than when the Stafford Hospital scandal occurred, it was only a marginal increase when broken down among trusts. As of May, there were 317,400 NHS nurses, midwives and health visitors, compared to around 310,800 in 2010.
"There is a risk of reversing into a Mid Staffs-type situation again - given the compounding factors of financial constraint and supply difficulties around recruiting and retaining experienced, permanent nurses," he said.


James ...

www.nursingtimes.net [cached]

James Buchan

...
Professor James Buchan, nursing workforce expert at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University, said some trusts were deliberately keeping vacancies open with the intention of using agency staff to plug gaps at the last minute.
...
Professor Buchan said it helped trusts control their finances on a day-to-day basis, rather than making long term investments in permanent nurses.
"Agency use in some cases does reflect difficulty in recruitment, but in others it is also a deliberate decision by trusts to maintain a higher level of longer term vacancies to try and exert more financial control when times are difficult," he said.
...
Jim Buchan
Professor Buchan also noted that, while there were more WTE nurses in the NHS than when the Stafford Hospital scandal occurred, it was only a marginal increase when broken down among trusts. As of May, there were 317,400 NHS nurses, midwives and health visitors, compared to around 310,800 in 2010.
"There is a risk of reversing into a Mid Staffs-type situation again - given the compounding factors of financial constraint and supply difficulties around recruiting and retaining experienced, permanent nurses," he said.


James ...

www.nursingtimes.net [cached]

James Buchan

...
Professor James Buchan, nursing workforce expert at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University, said some trusts were deliberately keeping vacancies open with the intention of using agency staff to plug gaps at the last minute.
...
Professor Buchan said it helped trusts control their finances on a day-to-day basis, rather than making long term investments in permanent nurses.
"Agency use in some cases does reflect difficulty in recruitment, but in others it is also a deliberate decision by trusts to maintain a higher level of longer term vacancies to try and exert more financial control when times are difficult," he said.
...
Jim Buchan
Professor Buchan also noted that, while there were more WTE nurses in the NHS than when the Stafford Hospital scandal occurred, it was only a marginal increase when broken down among trusts. As of May, there were 317,400 NHS nurses, midwives and health visitors, compared to around 310,800 in 2010.
"There is a risk of reversing into a Mid Staffs-type situation again - given the compounding factors of financial constraint and supply difficulties around recruiting and retaining experienced, permanent nurses," he said.

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