Internal bank doctor management

Mr G Johnstone made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sirs

Please could you provide the following information under the FOI act:

1)How much did the Trust spend during the last financial year on internal doctor bank staff?
2)Does the Trust use an external agency to help management these bank staff? If so, which company provides this service?
3)Does the Trust use a software application to management the doctor bank staff? If so, what system is being used?
4)If the Trust is using a licensed software application to management doctor bank staff, what is the cost?

Yours sincerely

G Johnstone

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Johnstone,

Freedom of Information Act Request Acknowledgment

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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
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FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Johnstone

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 09 August 2016, which has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Your request and our responses are as follows:

1) How much did the Trust spend during the last financial year on internal doctor bank staff?
Answer: We do not use internal bank for doctors, we employ locums and pay them through our payroll

2) Does the Trust use an external agency to help management these bank staff? If so, which company provides this service?
Answer: Not applicable (see answer above)

3) Does the Trust use a software application to management the doctor bank staff? If so, what system is being used?
Answer: Not applicable (see answer above)

4) If the Trust is using a licensed software application to management doctor bank staff, what is the cost?
Answer: Not applicable (see answer above)

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Kind regards,

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
[email address]

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