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The Nurses Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2003

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14.—(1) Where an agency is acting as an employment business, the registered person must, having regard to the size of the agency, its statement of purpose and the number and needs of the service users, take all reasonable measures to ensure that there is at all times an appropriate number of suitably qualified, skilled and experienced persons employed for the purposes of the agency.

(2) The registered person must ensure that each employee of the agency —

(a)receives appropriate supervision; and

(b)is provided with a job description outlining his or her responsibilities.

(3) The registered person must establish a procedure for collecting information from service users about the performance of nurses employed for the purposes of the agency, and must take such steps as may be necessary to address any aspect of a nurse’s clinical practice.

(4) The registered person must provide to each nurse who is employed for the purposes of the agency a written statement of the terms and conditions on which he or she will be supplied to work for, and under the control of, a service user.

(5) The statement of terms and conditions provided under paragraph (4) must, in particular, specify the employment status of the nurse.

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