Healthcare Agency Hours and Spend By Discipline (Temporary Workers) FY 2018/2019

Rhiannon Andrews made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Rhiannon Andrews

Dear Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Please provide the total agency spend of your Trust, for the last financial year, and the total hours supplied by temporary agency staff to your Trust, for the following staffing categories:

Staffing Provision Total Hours FY (2018/19) Total Yearly Spend (2018/19)
General Nursing
Theatres (Nursing)
Healthcare Assistants
RMNs (where Applicable)
Doctors (All Specialisms)
AHP/HSS
Non-Medical Non-Clinical
Emergency Nurse Practitioner/
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Please can you ensure that responses are replied to in line with the governance of freedom of information requests.

Yours faithfully,

Rhiannon Andrews

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Andrews,

Freedom of Information Act Request Acknowledgment

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Office at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We confirm that we have received your correspondence.

Your request below is being considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days following the date on which the request was received, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being covered by an exemption or containing reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release some or all of the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if as fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of payment. You will be informed if this is the case.
If you have made a request for information held by the Trust - we will contact you as soon as possible if we need any further information to enable us to answer your request. If we don't need any further information we will respond to you within the statutory timescale of 20 working days following the date on which the request was received.

If you have any further queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) |
Communications Department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Andrews,

I have received the spend figures. I am still waiting for the numbers of hours.

I will send you the trust's complete response as soon as I have all of the requested information.

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) |
Communications Department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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Dear Alan,

Thank you for the update.

Could you please confirm whether you have now received this information and therefore in a position to be able to respond to the FOI request?

Yours sincerely,

Rhiannon Andrews

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Andrews,

I'm afraid I have not. I chased this again on Wednesday, but I have not yet received an update.

I will chase this again next week and I will contact you as soon as I receive anything.

With best regards and our apologies for the continuing delay,

Alan Larn.

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Dear FOI,

Please can you chase this again as we are still yet to receive the requested information? This was originally sent to yourselves on 2nd August and a response is therefore long overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Rhiannon Andrews

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Andrews,

Please keep prompting me! As a matter of fact, I did chase this again yesterday afternoon, but I will call today as well.

As I mentioned in a message to you at the beginning of September, I do have the spend figures, if they would be of use to you.

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

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Dear FOI,

I was allowing time for the figures to be collated and was of the understanding that you would contact me you as soon as you had received anything as previously stated.

We require both spend and hour figures. Please send the information you currently have and follow up with the rest.

Please keep me updated.

Yours sincerely,

Rhiannon Andrews

Larn, Alan, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Andrews,

As requested, I am providing the spend part of our response, while I continue to pursue the hours.

Please see the attached spreadsheet [19-239 Fin.xlsx].

As soon as we have received the figures for the hours, I will send you the trust's formal response to the request as a whole.

With best regards,

Alan Larn

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | Communications Department Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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Dear Larn, Alan,

Thank you.

I will wait to receive the formal response.

Yours sincerely,

Rhiannon Andrews

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Andrews,

I am writing in connection with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 02 August 2019.

Please be advised that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ceased to exist on 31 March 2020.  Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, formed on 1 April 2020 by merger of the 3 acute trusts in Mid and South Essex, is now responsible for your FOI request.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise that you have not yet received a response to your request.  This lapse in standards is the result of a number of factors, not least the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business processes.

Given the time that has elapsed since you submitted your FOI request, we would be most grateful if you could confirm whether or not you still require response. If so, we will expedite completion of your request.

If we do not hear from you by 5pm on 10 August 2020 (Ten Working Days), your request will be closed.

You have the right to refer this matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). 

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire.  SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 700
Web Address: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

With best regards and our apologies once more,

Alan Larn
Corporate Governance Administrator
Corporate Governance & Membership Services
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL
Tel: 01268 524900

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