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David Hill made this Freedom of Information request to Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership 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
• Psychiatry Services
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

Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

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Dear Mr Hill,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 3756 2018.  

 

As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later than 20
working days from this date.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered
and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must
be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time
limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is
a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in
this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess
whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request and if they
do, or if there is a delay due to the application of an exemption we will
write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Jannette

 

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Jannette Boss

Corporate Governance Support Officer (Temporary)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

               

Contact Details:

External number:   01384 325002

Internal extension: 65002

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2^nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership 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

•      Psychiatry Services

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

 

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Dear Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

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

Yours sincerely,

David Hill

Dear Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

I am still yet to receive a response from you, please advise as this is way overdue.

Yours sincerely,

David Hill

Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

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Dear Mr Hill

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust

 

Freedom of Information Request No: 3756

Further to your Freedom of Information request received on 1^st November
2018, I would like to offer my apologies for the delay in getting back to
you.  However, I am able to respond now and can confirm that the Trust
holds the requested information. Please find our response to your
following request in blue.

 

1.            What percentage fill rates (doctors) were reached between
January and present? 

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018
%
fill 20.64 17.65 13.33 42.50 89.47 73.26 52.21 72.52 69.60 56.20 62.82 39.76
Rate

 

2.            Does your organisation use a Direct Engagement scheme? If
so, who provides it and when does their contract expire?

Yes – Liaison (staff flow) expires 2020

 

3.            What percentage of bookings are made outside of the DE model
(non-DE)?

The Trust may or may not hold this information.

 

However to establish whether it does and to retrieve the information
requested would exceed the cost limit under the Freedom of Information and
Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 referred to
under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

The Trust is therefore unable to provide the information requested under
Section 17(5) of the Freedom of Information Act. In accordance with the
Trust’s obligations under Section 16 of the Act, if you wish to receive
costings for retrieval of the information requested or to discuss how you
might rephrase your request within the cost limits please let me know.

 

4.            Do you outsource any of the following services to external
companies:

No

 

•     Provision of Residential Medical Officers

•      Psychiatry Services

 

5.            Do you use agencies for national and international permanent
doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the
Philippines? No

 

Your request has now been closed. If you have any queries related to the
responses provided please in the first instance contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Information Governance Manager on 01384 3245111 or email
[1][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied, then you are entitled to approach the
Information Commissioner and request an assessment of the manner in which
the Trust has handled your request.

The Information Commissioner is an independent officer, appointed by
the Crown and reports directly to Parliament. The Commissioner can request
all the documentation relating to your request to decide whether the
Trust’s decision was fair and meets the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and can be contacted via [2]www.ico.org.uk

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Jannette

 

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Jannette Boss

Corporate Governance Support Officer (Temporary)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

               

Contact Details:

External number:   01384 325002

Internal extension: 65002

 

Email: [5][email address]

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2^nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

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