Thursday, 20 May 2021
Dear Joseph Freedom of Information Act Request: #2414
In reference to your FOI request: Can you please provide me with the name, contact number & email address of the person responsible for
agreeing temporary nursing agency contracts for your Trust?
Agency Nursing staff is agreed by the Heads of Nursing. Phone number is 0121 685 4000
Please list your current employment agencies that you are using, how often you are currently using
temporary agencies for nursing staff.
We use agency most days.
The healthcare agencies we currently use are:
Along with the above information can you please provide details on how often this is reviewed and the
trusts current/future plans for recruitment agencies?
This is reviewed monthly with the Birmingham Cluster and Health Trust Europe.
Finally if you can also provide details of the names of the decision makers who ultimately decide which
agencies the Trust use?
We go by ability to supply at NHSI approved rates.
I hope that this response answers your request, however please let me know if it does not. If you are
unhappy with the Trust’s response you can appeal to:
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2AP
Telephone: 0121 685 4000
The Royal Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Road South
If you then remain dissatisfied, you have the right under section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to
apply to the Information Commissioner to seek resolution to the matter.
Further details can be found on the website: https://ico.org.uk/
Director of Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary