Use & Cost of Locum Psychiatrists During Last Five Years

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Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Use & Cost of Locum Psychiatrists for older people during the Last Five Years:

The following to cover the last five years:

Could you please supply the cost to the Foundation (or whoever pays the bill) for each hiring of each locum psychiatrists, meaning:
1. Cost and duration per each individual hiring periods each calendar year.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

C. Carrington

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Charles

FOI ref: 2019/1975

Thank you for your request for information dated 27th November 2019.

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case, by 27th December 2019 . Please be aware, the information you have requested may not be disclosed to you if it is exempt.

We will inform you if:
• we are unable to achieve the 20 working day deadline. We aim to give you a revised due date as soon as possible.
• we are unable to give you the information as responding to your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. This would apply if it would take us longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the information you request.
• your request (in full or in part) needs be transferred to another public authority to obtain the information you have requested

For information regarding how we will handle your personal data as part of our FOI process, please see the following address – https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/foi. If you require a printed copy, please let us know.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Ceri Owen
Information Governance Administrator
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
Telephone: 0161 716 3147
Email: [email address]
SAR Team Email: [email address]
I.G Email: [email address]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.net
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PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Charles

Further to your Freedom of Information request please can you clarify if you require the cost of hiring Locums or rather how much is actually spent on Locums while they work for the Trust?

Regards

Ceri Owen
Information Governance Administrator
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
Telephone: 0161 716 3147
Email: [email address]
SAR Team Email: [email address]
I.G Email: [email address]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.net

As part of the new European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), there are changes to the data subject’s rights, including how a Trust operates its Subject Access Request processes.

All staff who support the Subject Access Team in relation to pulling and collating records and sending them to the team for processing should be mindful that the number of days to turn the request around is now 28 days.

This is in compliance with GDPR, therefore can we request the records and signed release form be sent back by no later than 10 days from receipt of this email. NB: If you are unable to comply with this please ensure you contact a member of the SA team immediately.

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Charles Carrington

Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Regarding your last reply (a query): "can you clarify if you require the cost of hiring Locums or rather how much is actually spent on Locums while they work for the Trust?"

Can you please quote both costs per each individual hiring?

Thank you a mil.
Yours sincerely,

Charles Carrington

Charles Carrington

Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

If you consider each locum hired as a Unit, then please furnish me with the cost of hiring each unit, and the individual cost and duration per unit over the specified time.
Thank you very much,
Yours sincerely,

Charles Carrington

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust



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Charles Carrington

Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

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Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Charles,

FOI ref: 2019/1975

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request clarification dated 2nd December 2019.

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) does not hold the information that you have requested in an easily retrievable format. The reason for this is that the information is not held centrally and we would need to amalgamate and then summarise a large number of spreadsheets, sixty to be precise that are in various formats. As such, this would take over the legal requirement of 18 hours.

Therefore, as per Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the S.17 of the Freedom of Information Act, this correspondence is your Refusal Notice for that information.

In accordance with S.16, the duty to advise and assist, I can advise that we can provide the Medical agency spend. Please advise if you would like to receive this information.

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of complaint.

For information regarding how we will handle your personal data as part of our FOI process, please see the following address – https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/foi. If you require a printed copy, please let us know.

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email, write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Francesca Higgins
FOI Team
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3149

Email: [Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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Charles Carrington

Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),
Thank you for your refusal notice.
To simplify matters, I would like to make the same request, but to only cover 2015/6

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Charles Carrington

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Charles
 
FOI ref: 2019/2057
 
Please note this will be a new Freedom of Information Request.
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 16th December 2019.
 
We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case, by
16th January 2020. Please be aware, the information you have requested may
not be disclosed to you if it is exempt.
 
We will inform you if:

* we are unable to achieve the 20 working day deadline. We aim to give
you a revised due date as soon as possible.
* we are unable to give you the information as responding to your
request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. This would apply if it would
take us longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the
information you request.
* your request (in full or in part) needs be transferred to another
public authority to obtain the information you have requested

 
For information regarding how we will handle your personal data as part of
our FOI process, please see the following address –
[1]https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/foi.  If you require a printed copy,
please let us know.
 
If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting
the reference number above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Ceri Owen
Information Governance Administrator
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
Telephone: 0161 716 3147
Email: [2][email address]
SAR Team Email: [3][email address]
I.G Email: [4][email address]
Website: [5]www.penninecare.nhs.net
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Charles Carrington

Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Use & Cost of Locum Psychiatrists During Last Five Years'.

Request amended to years - 2015/2016

I believe my request is vital to the good name of the above department.

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

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

Charles Carrington

Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Amendment to my last message should read:
The information requested is for the benefit and good running of the above Department.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Charles Carrington

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Charles

In the first one, the automated text generated by whatdotheyknow says you would like an internal review.

But the text you've added says you're just interested in refining your request so it's only focusing on 2015/16.

I've then received the message below still about you only wanting 2015/16.

As stated in the acknowledgement, I can confirm we're processing your request for just 2015/16 data to establish if the information can be provided in less than 18 hours.

We'll be in touch with our response in due course.

Kind regards

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3146
Email: [email address]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

***Advanced leave notice*** - I will be on leave after Friday 20th December, returning Monday 30th December***

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Charles Carrington

Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CA
By law, the authority should normally have responded. However, I take the reason for the delay was due to the Christmas period and not interference by a third party.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Charles Carrington

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Carrington

 

FOI ref: 2019/2057

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 16^th
December 2019.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that the information requested is not held by the Trust.

 

“Could you please supply the cost to the Foundation (or whoever pays the
bill) for each hiring of each locum psychiatrists, meaning:

Cost and duration per each individual hiring period in financial year
2015/16”

 

Apologies, as I appreciate this does not tally with the response
previously provided, that advised the request would take in excess of 18
hours.  Having now seen the data myself, I understand it isn’t actually
held by the Trust.

 

To provide the cost of each individual locum, we would need to undertake a
series of calculations that we are not able, or required, to do by the
Act.  To help you understand the information we hold, I provide the
headings from the spreadsheet HR use to show you the information they
capture and to evidence we do not hold a worker total.

 

As a gesture of goodwill, however, the HR team contacted Staff Flow.  They
are an external body we use to recruit most of our locums.  They were able
to provide us with the cost per worker that you have requested.  Please
note, this isn’t information Pennine Care held at the time of your request
and it has been retrieved, on this occasion, only to assist you in this
request.  Please find their data attached.

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

For information regarding how we will handle your personal data as part of
our FOI process, please see the following address –
[1]https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/foi.  If you require a printed copy,
please let us know.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sarah Browne

Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SR

 

Telephone: 0161 716 3146

 

Email:t[2][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Website: [3]www.penninecare.nhs.uk

 

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Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
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You have the right to request the Trust review their decision.  However,
please be advised, as per the Freedom of Information Code of Practice
(2018), the Trust is not obliged to undertake a formal internal review on
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If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:

The Head of Information Governance

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

If email is prefered, complaints may be sent to
[5][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

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