Leaving NHS for agency

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    I am currently working in the A&E under a temp contract. It ends in November.
    I am having difficulty with the rota and childcare and I am looking forward to a more flexible work schedule. An agency nurse who works a few days a week at my hospital suggested I speak with his agency (who has a contract for preferred agency).
    At this point, there are several shifts available each day.

    The sister who hired me asked via email to a group of us hired at the same time (all under temp contracts) if any of us wanted to be considered for a perm contract. I am not looking at this position as a perm role and she was aware of my wishes from the start.

    Feelings on me leaving when my contract ends. going to agency and possibly working with agency back at the same A&E. positive/negative feelings on this??

    TY!!
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    Quote from NoleNurse2000
    I am currently working in the A&E under a temp contract. It ends in November.
    I am having difficulty with the rota and childcare and I am looking forward to a more flexible work schedule. An agency nurse who works a few days a week at my hospital suggested I speak with his agency (who has a contract for preferred agency).
    At this point, there are several shifts available each day.

    The sister who hired me asked via email to a group of us hired at the same time (all under temp contracts) if any of us wanted to be considered for a perm contract. I am not looking at this position as a perm role and she was aware of my wishes from the start.

    Feelings on me leaving when my contract ends. going to agency and possibly working with agency back at the same A&E. positive/negative feelings on this??

    TY!!
    I think it depends where in the country you are.
    A&Es are closing on a regular basis in the London area, and there are now so many nurses chasing jobs that agency nurses are being pushed out altogether.

    If the hospital is recruiting new staff, there will be fewer shifts for bank and agency anyway, so the chances of going back as an agency nurse are something in the region of zilch.


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