Agency Locum Doctor Supply

David Hill made this Freedom of Information request to Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

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
• Gastroenterology/Endoscopy
• Dermatology
• Radiology
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.

Yours faithfully,

David Hill

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 27 September 2018 (below).

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days after the date of receipt as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances we may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised timescale at the earliest opportunity.

In some cases there may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you choose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
0121 507 3837
[email address]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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Dear SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),

I am yet to receive a response to my questions within the timescales set by the FOI act, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

David Hill

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

With apologies - your response will be provide this weekend - due to some capacity/absence issues I am managing a small backlog and this will be addressed as soon as possible.

With kind regards,

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
0121 507 3837
[email address]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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Dear SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),

I am yet to receive a response within the timescales set by the FOI act, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

David Hill