Dear Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board,
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
1. What percentage fill rates (doctors) were reached between January and present?
2. Does your organisation use a Direct Engagement scheme? If so, who provides it and when does their contract expire?
3. What percentage of bookings are made outside of the DE model (non-DE)?
4. Do you outsource any of the following services to external companies:
• Provision of Residential Medical Officers
5. Do you use agencies for national and international permanent doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the Philippines?
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
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Q1. What percentage fill rates (doctors) were reached between January
A1. Due to a changeover to the new Brookson VMS in June we are not
able to provide data between January and June 2018 as we no longer have
access to this data. As we do not hold this information it is classed as
an exclusion under section 17 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002. The fill rate from 25^th June 2018 is 65%.
Q2. Does your organisation use a Direct Engagement scheme? If so, who
provides it and when does their contract expire?
A2. Yes – Brookson – expiry date is 1 April 2020.
Q3. What percentage of bookings are made outside of the DE model
A3. All bookings are made through the DE model, either through
Brookson or the Board’s payroll.
Q4. Do you outsource any of the following services to external
• Provision of Residential Medical Officers
A4. For Radiology services NHS Ayrshire & Arran outsources to an
external reporting bureau (Medica).
Q5. Do you use agencies for national and international permanent
doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the
A5. We do not use agencies for national / international permanent
nursing recruitment. We have previously used recruitment agencies to
source permanent medical staff.
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Information (Scotland) Act 2002 if you are dissatisfied with our response
you are entitled to request a review. A request for a review must be made
in writing to Mrs Jillian Neilson, Head of Information Governance, NHS
Ayrshire & Arran, 14 Lister Street, University Hospital Crosshouse,
Kilmarnock, KA2 0BB or email [email address],
no later than 40 working days from 18 October 2018. You must provide your
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