Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement of Locum Staff using third parties

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear University Hos​pitals of North Midlands NHS Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and it is the departments responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification please contact me via this website (or email). I would like to request the following information:
1. Does your organization use a Direct Engagement scheme?
2. If so, who provides it? And when did you start using it?
3. Did you take external legal advice before entering into it and, if so, from whom did you take external legal advice?
4. What has your total locum/temporary staffing spend since you started using the scheme? If you started using the scheme before April 2017 please also state the total locum/temporary staffing spend since April 2017.
5. How does the third party direct engagement facilitator save you money on the agency spend? Please answer in short point form
6. How much has been paid to the third party direct engagement facilitator thus far?
7. Was this payment calculated as a percentage of the savings generated by employing the services of the third party direct engagement facilitator? If so, what percentage is this?

I would like the information to be provided by email or on this website in electronic form. If my request is denied in whole or in part I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days as outlined by the statute. Many thanks for your assistance with this request.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

FOI, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Dear Dr Campbell

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 14^th May 2018
(received into our office 15^Th May)requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act (2000) regarding Direct Engagement of Locum
Staff using third.

 

Your reference number is 130-1819 please quote this number on any
correspondence.

 

The FOI Act sets out a twenty working day timescale for requests to be
completed by. We will always try to complete your request within this
timeframe. We will let you know whether the Trust holds the information
you have requested, and we will contact you as soon as possible if we are
delayed in our response for some reason. If we require further information
from you or we need you to further explain your request before we can
continue to process it we will also contact you. 

 

Yours,

 

Information Governance Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents. Please contact the sender immediately and
then delete the email. The unauthorised use, disclosure, transmission,
copying or alteration of this message is strictly forbidden. Opinions,
conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given
or endorsed by the UHNM unless such information is transmitted in the
normal course of its business.

FOI, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

2 Atodiad

  • Attachment

    20180608 FOI Response Letter direct engagement of locum staff final REF 103 1819.pdf

    159K Download View as HTML

  • Attachment

    20180417 satisfaction survey.odt

    28K Download

Dear Dr Campbell

 

Please find the response to your FOI request attached

 

Many thanks,

 

IG Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands

NHS Trust

 

 

 

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents. Please contact the sender immediately and
then delete the email. The unauthorised use, disclosure, transmission,
copying or alteration of this message is strictly forbidden. Opinions,
conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given
or endorsed by the UHNM unless such information is transmitted in the
normal course of its business.

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear University Hos​pitals of North Midlands NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University Hos​pitals of North Midlands NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement of Locum Staff using third parties'.

1) I would see to clarify this sentence: "There are also decreased costs as the worker is directly engaged by the Trust rather than being engaged and supplied via an agency"

To be clear are you alluding to the fact that the Trust avoids paying the VAT it would incur on a Supply of Staff?

2) You have not disclosed the total commission paid to the Direct Engagement Provider, which was part of the original request.

3) Could you confirm that the payment to the Direct Engagement Scheme Provider is a percentage of the total cost of the engagement? If so what percentage is it.

---------ADDITIONAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST---------
I would like to make an additional FOI please under the FOIA 2000 for:

1) All minutes of meetings discussing the implementation of this scheme.
2) All risk assessments carried out in connection with the adoption of this scheme.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Many thanks, for your help in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

FOI, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Dear Dr Campbell

Thank you for your email below, in order to avoid delays in our responding to any query regarding your request please quote reference 103-1819.

I have forwarded your request for an internal review to the relevant department and we will respond when we have completed this review.

Your additional new questions will be acknowledged shortly with a new reference number.

Regards

IGT

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Dear Dr Campbell

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 19^th June 2018
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)
regarding follow on questions to FOI request 103-1819 direct engagement of
staff.

 

Your reference number is 161-1819 please quote this number on any
correspondence.

 

The FOI Act sets out a twenty working day timescale for requests to be
completed by. We will always try to complete your request within this
timeframe. We will let you know whether the Trust holds the information
you have requested, and we will contact you as soon as possible if we are
delayed in our response for some reason. If we require further information
from you or we need you to further explain your request before we can
continue to process it we will also contact you. 

 

Yours,

 

Information Governance Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

 

 

 

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents. Please contact the sender immediately and
then delete the email. The unauthorised use, disclosure, transmission,
copying or alteration of this message is strictly forbidden. Opinions,
conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given
or endorsed by the UHNM unless such information is transmitted in the
normal course of its business.

FOI, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

2 Atodiad

  • Attachment

    20180705 FOI Response Letter follow on questions to FOI request 103 1819 final ref 161 1819.pdf

    137K Download View as HTML

  • Attachment

    20180417 satisfaction survey.odt

    28K Download

Dear Dr Campbell,

 

Please find the response to your FOI request attached

 

Many thanks,

 

IG Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands

NHS Trust

 

 

 

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents. Please contact the sender immediately and
then delete the email. The unauthorised use, disclosure, transmission,
copying or alteration of this message is strictly forbidden. Opinions,
conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given
or endorsed by the UHNM unless such information is transmitted in the
normal course of its business.

FOI, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

1 Atodiad

 

Dear Dr Campbell,

 

Please find the response to your FOI request attached

 

Many thanks,

 

IG Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands

NHS Trust

 

 

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents. Please contact the sender immediately and
then delete the email. The unauthorised use, disclosure, transmission,
copying or alteration of this message is strictly forbidden. Opinions,
conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given
or endorsed by the UHNM unless such information is transmitted in the
normal course of its business.