Agency Locum Doctor Supply

David Hill made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

1. When does the master vend contract for doctor supply come to an end?
2. What percentage fill rates (doctors) were reached between January and present?
3. Who are your biggest suppliers on the master vend?
4. Please provide the name contact details for the person at the trust who deals with the master vend tenders.
5. How much business is being invoiced outside of the master vend?
6. Does your organization use a Direct Engagement scheme? If so, who provides it and when does their contract expire?
7. What percentage of bookings are made outside of the DE model (non-DE)?
8. Do you outsource any of the following services to external companies:
• Provision of Residential Medical Officers
• Gastroenterology/Endoscopy
• Dermatology
• Radiology

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

David Hill

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear David Hill

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB. A request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded.

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed below.

The UHB will:

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on record;

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the circumstances; and

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due course.

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20 working days for response to be issued.

Yours sincerely,

Denise Gulley, on behalf of
Ann Morgan

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol - Uwch Reolwr Gwybodaeth a Chyfathrebu
Corporate Governance – Senior Information and Communication Manager
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro / Cardiff and Vale UHB
Tel 02920 7443747/4870

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Denise Gulley (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear Mr Hill,

 

I am writing further to the below e-mail issued in acknowledgement of your
Freedom of Information Act request to Cardiff and Vale University Health
Board (the UHB).

 

The UHB reasonably requires further information in order to identify and
locate the information that you have asked for to ensure that it provides
the correct information to you. Please note that I will not be able to
take this matter further without the extra information from you.

 

The specific clarification required is as follows:

Regarding question 8 -

A resident or house officer is a physician, podiatrist, or dentist (one
who holds the degree of MD, DPM, DDS, DMD, DO or MB; BS, MBChB, or BMed,
BDS, BDent) who practices medicine, usually in a hospital or clinic under
the direct or indirect supervision of an attending physician

 

Not sure what the FOI is actually asking us to confirm.  Could you ask for
further clarification on this point?

 

 

Should you wish to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

Ms Nicola Rabone

Director of Corporate Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board

Executive Headquarters

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor, Churchill House,

Churchill Way,

Cardiff, CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Denise Gulley

 

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol - Uwch Reolwr Gwybodaeth a Chyfathrebu

Corporate Governance – Senior Information and Communication Manager

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro / Cardiff and Vale UHB

Tel 02920 743747/744870

 

 

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Dear Denise Gulley (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance),

Many thanks for your response.

In regards to Q8, I would like to know if you outsource any of the services listed to external companies or recruitment agencies. Do any particular external companies or agencies run these services for the Trust?

Yours sincerely,

David Hill

Denise Gulley (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear Mr Hill,

We have nearly completed your FoI request but are waiting clarification on
question 8.  Please could you advise me on the email below?

Regards,

Denise

 

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Dear Denise Gulley (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance),

Thank you for your email.

I had replied to your question on the 4th October, please see above. It read:

In regards to Q8, I would like to know if you outsource any of the services listed to external companies or recruitment agencies. Do any particular external companies or agencies run these services for the Trust?

Yours sincerely,

David Hill

Denise Gulley (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Hello

I am out of the office.  I will respond to your email when I return. Thank
you

Denise

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FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear Mr Hill,

 

I am writing further to the below e-mail issued in acknowledgement of your
Freedom of Information Act request to Cardiff and Vale University Health
Board (the UHB).

 

The UHB reasonably requires further information in order to identify and
locate the information that you have asked for to ensure that it provides
the correct information to you. Please note that I will not be able to
take this matter further without the extra information from you.

 

The specific clarification required relates to Question 8 of your request
and is as follows:

 

Please could you clarify what is meant by ‘provision of residential
medical officers’? The UHB does use Agencies to cover medical vacancies
and use a model of Direct Engagement which is administered by a an
external company. Is this what is meant?

 

Should you wish to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

 

Nicola Foreman
Director of Corporate Governance
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor, Churchill House,

Churchill Way,

Cardiff, CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Jones

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

02920 744870

 

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Dear FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance),

Please could you clarify what is meant by ‘provision of residential
medical officers’? The UHB does use Agencies to cover medical vacancies
and use a model of Direct Engagement which is administered by a an
external company. Is this what is meant?

Please ignore this question and please answer the others. I hope that is ok?

Yours sincerely,

David Hill

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Mr Hill,

 

I am writing further to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I would in the first instance like to apologise for
the delay in issuing this response.

 

I can now confirm that the UHB has completed a search of its records and
has established it does hold information falling within the confines of
your request and is in a position to respond to your request. Please see
attached above the information that can be disclosed which I trust is
sufficient for your purposes.

 

Should you have any queries or need clarification on any aspect of this
response please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

 

Nicola Foreman
Director of Corporate Governance
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff
CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Jones

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

02920 744870

 

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