But Dave was wrong about agencies.
I think you misunderstand by what I was referring to by agency (bank work) and agency recruitment companies.
And just to destroy this myth you have that I am a secret undercover agency provider. I am a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and I have done very well to be in the high position I am in at the moment. Through a lot of hard work, talent and an excellent team. I am in a managerial position but I am very hands on (I know what it's like to be a carer, I was one). I work at a private facility providing care for 2 critical care units (for terminally ill patients, 1 unit for young clients the other for older residents) and one Psychiatric wing. We give specialist services that a well-trained team are experienced in looking after. Including treatment for acquired brain injury and neurology, and effective methods in looking after residents with challenging behavioural problems. We are also skilled in the latest assisted living technology. I also oversee (when current management are on leave) a care home for learning disabilities which was voted last year in the top 3 in the UK. So yes, in total...I know my stuff very well. If I didn't, I wouldn't be where I am now;)